Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post, May 9
By Kitty Conley May 7, 2013 11:38AM
Updated: May 7, 2013 1:29PM
May 10: Mike Pouch shares the day with Peggy in Patti’s Office
May 12: Tammy Knesek Lambert
May 15: Kylee Kleven is 6-years-old today
Do you know where your kids are? People living in the 900 block of South Chase Drive, this means you. Kids outside at quarter to 1 in the morning and again at 10:15 p.m. the same day? On April 27 kids were playing ding-dong-ditch. Go ahead and laugh — but what if it had been at your house? Were you up at 1 a.m. and at 10:15 p.m. the same day? These people were, and not by choice.
State Senator Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, sent the message to the Star: The K-9 Bill that started as HB1093 was sent to the desk of Gov. Mike Pence on April 29. Thanks Senator.
According to attorney John Dull, the most recent commissioner’s property auction was the greatest ever in Lake County. The auction netted the county $3.1 million. The next sale is scheduled for July.
The Lake County Commissioners will hold a special meeting called by Commissioner Gerry Scheub, D-Crown Point, at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 10, to vote on any ordinances that might be passed by the Lake County Council imposing a county income tax. If the council votes 4-3 to pass this the second time, the commissioners can veto it. This is what Scheub wants to do. The council would have to override the veto with a 5-2 vote. There are five Democrats and two Republicans on the council. Both Republicans have said they will once again vote no, including Eldon Strong of Crown Point. They need at least one Democrat to join them in the no vote to keep this tax from becoming a reality. All of south Lake County is served by the two Republicans. This tax was originally proposed by Republicans in Indianapolis, with a property tax levy freeze imposed until the county enacted an income tax. The Indiana General Assembly has removed the levy freeze. Now the Democrats want it? What do they want to buy now?
Thursday, May 9, is the eighth-grade parents meeting at Crown Point High School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. This is for parents, not students, of incoming freshmen for the school year 2013-14.
May 11 is Kids and Kites Day at the Sportsplex on North Street. Lots of activities for kids of all ages starting at 11 a.m. Fly kites with the mayor, plant trees and lots more to celebrate the arrival of spring.
May 12-27: You can see the classic “The Graduate” adapted for the stage at Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago St., in downtown Valparaiso. Seating is limited so call early for reservations (219) 464-1636, Ext. 1 or visit www.ChicagoStreet.org and check out their entire season of entertainment.
May 16: The cars are back on the square for the summer.
May 31–June 2: Glamping Weekend at the Indiana Dunes State Park Call (219) 926-1390 for this women’s event.
June 1st starts the Farmer’s Market on Main Street south of Joliet on Saturday mornings till the fall. Not all products that are sold there are homegrown, or hand-made. There are some venders that sell their party business products. So if you can’t stand going to parties to buy things, you can stop buy on Saturdays to see if any of these vendors set up shop next to the home grown produce and flowers. You will get a good look at the Carnegie Building as it is being restored under the direction of restoration architect Jim Smith, once the Historic Preservation Commission signs off on the work. Hopefully the work can also get approved for façade grant assistance by the Redevelopment Commission.