That’s because work crews are continuing to make repairs to
troublesome retention pond located on the course behind two homes in the Village
of Calumet Grove that were ravaged by sinkholes in February and again in May.
The crews, with several trucks parked behind the two condemned homes, are
pouring grout into the retention pond that has been under repair since the
spring, when it drained out around the same time the second round of sinkholes
plagued the neighborhood.
Earlier this week, a rumor was spreading that the golf course was closed because
multiple sinkholes had opened up on it. A caller to the course’s clubhouse
Thursday was told it would be closed for at least a month for “renovations.” The
Golf Division’s website, golfthevillages.com, shows that it will be closed until
One of the sinkhole damaged homes on McLawren Terrace was back in the news
Wednesday when Villagers were denied the opportunity to speak a hearing of the
Marion County Code Enforcement Board. The home’s owners, Frank and Jan Neumann,
were granted an extension until March 26 to correct a multitude of code
violations on the damaged house and property. That didn’t sit well with the
crowd of Villagers and District officials in attendance, who say the damaged
homes and unstable ground are creating a huge public safety issue.