Crown Point Mayor discusses new business moves at Tuesday Talks

- By Jane Bokun Jane Bokun is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.

At a recent Tuesday Talks meeting, Crown Point Mayor Peter Land spoke about successes and challenges for the city’s community.

“People really want to come here,” Land said.

He spotlighte­d new Crown Point businesses including Batting Champs, with indoor batting cages; Taco Depot; and the Outward Olive, which features different olive oils for tasting.

On the first Tuesday of each month the Crown Point Mayor Land meets with the community to discuss new things happening in the city at different venues.

Dave Benson, City of Crown Point Clerk Treasurer, said his offices have moved to Bulldog Park

and the first floor has been remodeled. The Clerk Treasurer’s Office was relocated to Bulldog Park in 2020.

“We welcome people to see the renovation­s,” Benson said.

Land spoke about the Crown Point Fire Department and its recent $2.6 Million FEMA grant to hire seven new firefighte­rs. Land said the city will be working on the process and is looking to hire in the early part of 2023.

As a relief to those who are stair-challenged, Land said the city applied for a grant to put an elevator in City Hall. Right now, people headed to the mayor’s office must take the stairs.

Phase one of the Sauerman Woods Improvemen­t Project began in mid-September and will last into 2023. Phase two will begin in 2023. When it is complete, residents will be able to walk around a new pond, rent a paddle boat or go fishing at Sauerman Woods, located at 1000 E. South St.

For Phase Two of the Sauerman Woods project, the Mayor is considerin­g having community forums for input into the park. Land said the city is adding eight Recreation­al Vehicle stalls at Sauerman Woods so people attending events can stay at the park.

“We want this place to be a destinatio­n,” Land said.

The next Tuesday Talks will be at 6 p.m. on December 6 at Sip Coffee House, 11 N. Court Street in Crown Point, .

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