NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Township Board accepted the resignation of Dee Batchelder from the Planning Commission during its Aug. 17 regular meeting.

Township Supervisor Michelle Heit thanked Batchelder for “well over 20 years” of service to the Commission.

“Her years of experience, dedication and concern for our township are invaluable,” she added.

The Township Board then appointed Vern Levine to the open seat on the Planning Commission (the term expires in December 2020).

Heit said Levine has served on the Planning Commission in the past.

During the monthly police report Sheriff’s Department Lt. Ryan Sullivan said it has been little busier of late since the area is not in a COVID lull anymore, with an uptick in minor car accidents and false alarms but not much of an increase in crime.

Sullivan said there was an attempt reported where two men approached a senior citizen and offered to cut some trees down.

“He ended up going outside with one … looking at some trees … and the other entered the house.”

“Fortunately in this case it appears they didn’t find anything that they wanted.”

Sullivan urged local residents not to be lured out of their house and to call police if something suspicious occurs.

“They’ll be happy to come out and see who they are.”

In other Aug. 17 business, the Township Board:

• Accepted a $225,906 bid from Mead & White for a project to install new controls and do other needed work at three lift stations.

• Was told that water and sewer work at Fire Station 2 along Red Arrow Highway is under way and should be going on for about the next month.

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