Earlier this month, members of the Plymouth Redevelopment Commission took their oaths of office. Members include Billy Ellinger, Nancy Felde, Craig Hopple, Mike Miley, and Tom Pedavoli. Members welcomed Kurt Christiansen who is the Plymouth Community School Board appointment. He is a non-voting member.
During the reorganization process, members agreed to keep the same officers with Mike Miley as President, Tom Pedavoli as Vice President, and Nancy Felde as Secretary. They also voted to keep their meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
Redevelopment Commission members received an update on the upcoming Hoham Drive project from City Attorney Sean Surrisi. Surrisi said a pre-construction meeting was held on December 20th with contractor Milestone Contractors. They were the low bidder at $2,546,956.04. Also attending the meeting were representatives from Lochmueller Group, the engineering firm that will be managing the construction project, and representatives from the various utilities involved along with city staff.
Surrisi said the proposed construction schedule will begin in early summer although they would like to start this spring with the underground stormwater detention that will be on the NIPSCO property on Hoham Drive.
This project will widen Hoham from Michigan Street to just west of Western Avenue with three lanes of traffic, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks. Completion is anticipated in 2024.