By Tim Kowols
Fed up with the pace of its town board, Jacksonport businesses are taking it upon themselves to address its need for sidewalks. The Jacksonport Area Business Association have addressed their need for sidewalks over the last several years with the town board, with those efforts picking up in steam since the town established a plan commission in 2015. JABA has collected over $5600 through different means to help pay for the sidewalks, which is something its president Bob Geitner says will make the town more safe and friendly for its visitors.
Geitner added he hopes JABA, which has a goal of $80,000 for its sidewalk project, can work with the town to address the issue in the near future.