This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

A little more snow

We got only a fraction of an inch of snow this morning but it stuck on most of the roads. The good news is compressing the snow seems to melt it, so any road with much traffic will soon be snow-free, plus our temperature is right at the freezing point so dark surfaces are absorbing enough light to melt the snow.
 The snow did not bother the squirrels. When you look at their tracks you realize they do not walk or run, they bounce. Every foot and a half there is a tight spread of four foot prints.
 I was looking on the county and city websites looking for agendas for the Monday meetings. I could only find an agenda for the Drainage Board meeting, which will have a discussion of the drainage plan for the new Taco Bell restaurant proposed for the Interstate interchange and a revision of the MaCallister  Machinery Agriculture Division Facility near the airport. I noticed, however, that on the city's website the solar panel park was supposed to be completed by the end of February, 2014. In the first week of March workers were still pouring concrete and only in the very back of the lot did panels appear to be in place.
 It was nice to be able to get out and get some exercise last week with clear roads and warmer temperatures. On Friday I noticed that the concrete base for a railroad crossing signal had been installed on CR 400S.
We need those gates because people keep having accidents at the rail crossings. On Thursday a small truck hit a coal train in Kersey.

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