Executive Director’s Report — May 10 2017

  • The Hobart Marsh Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on April 24th . The event was well attended with approximately 75 people in attendance.
  • The National Weather Service issued a flood warning on Friday, April 28th with the river expected to crest at 16.8 feet the following Sunday. We mobilized the communities and meet with them and the USACE to discuss a course of action. Each community made the necessary decisions to protect their communities. For example, the City of Gary opted to close 35th Street and Harrison Avenue. Munster mobilized blocks at Northcote Avenue. DSI & Associates placed sandbags at the State Line Tie Back project in the City of Hammond. Luckily, the rain shifted to the south and west and the event was not as significant as first expected, but still gave the communities a chance to practice for any future events.
  • USACE inspections of the Highland, Hammond and Munster segments have been completed.

Inspections of the Gary segment and Pump Stations will begin the 15t week of June.

  • We are updating the website to allow people to sign-up for updates and alerts.
  • Hammond Levee Paving Project has received all approvals. The project will be bid out later this month with bid opening at our June meeting.
  • We will also solicit bids on a SCADA system for the Pump Stations that will allow remote monitoring of the stations.

We are waiting on approvals for the Gary North Levee Paving Project. As soon as the approvals are received, this project will be bid out with an anticipated bid opening at the June meeting.

  • Permits are still pending for the Chase Manhole Extension and 35th & Chase Overpass Projects.