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The Culver Town Council held a public hearing on the annexation of 80 acres on South Main Street on January 26, 2010. Part of this property is the parcel slated for the Culver Garden Court. There are three properties involved in this annexation. One property owner is protesting, but the Town Council has chosen to move ahead despite this. The Annexation passed on the second reading by a vote of 4 to 1. The article is currently online here and is available in two scans, Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
Despite the protest, this annexation should benefit all three property owners as well as the Town of Culver. The Town plans to extend water and sewer to this area in an effort to promote future development. There is a distinct dearth of developable land within Culver that has adequate water and sewer. The few parcels that do have the potential for development are currently held under ownership with no interest in development on their own or in selling parcels for development. Two of the parcel holders within this annexation have expressed an interest in development. Regardless of their intentions for their property, the third property owner will no doubt see and increase in their property value resulting from the potential achieved here.
Well it was a tough decision, but we’re dropping our Post Office Box. Easterday Construction has had P.O. Box 88 as long as I can remember and possibly since before I was born! We have some old letterhead that goes back to before any elaborate addresses were even required in Culver. Our office was in the State Exchange Bank Building and the lumber yard was on Slate Street. Apparently that’s all the Culver postman needed to know at that time!
For years and years, our mailing address was P.O. Box 88 and our delivery address was “The Corner of Lake Shore Drive & Slate Street”. Then when 911 service came around the Town assigned us a street number. 402 North Slate Street… never mind that we’re on the west side of the street and all the other numbers on the west side of the street are odd.
Thank you Barb and Connie for your community service. Easterday Construction Co., Inc. was glad to help. On a personal note, it was fun to drive by each day and see the changes as well as to see who I might recognize out there helping. Congratulations to all involved for the successful effort.
This past Labor Day Weekend was the 2nd annual Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival. I understand that this was the brain child of Dan Bickel, owner of the Lakeside Cinema and Edgewater Grille. Dan tells a little about his vision for the Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival here. He got a group together to put this on as a charitable event. Carol & John Zeglis are involved, so our “Record” became a “Reel of Film” to welcome attendees. The plan was to roll out the red carpet and make the Film Reel an arch for attendees to walk through.
Carol Zeglis commissioned this display piece and we designed it to be durable and reusable. It is made of a solid expanded foam interior encased in plywood. It disassembles into two half circle pieces and it has two separate base pieces to stabilize it. When assembled, the individual pieces are pinned together. It has a recessed edge on one face for the installation of rope lighting. We provided a ground fault interrupt circuit cord for use with the lights. Unfortunately, the display is rather heavy and assembly requires several individuals working together. It has been a hit in its two recent incarnations despite setbacks with installations.