Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hammond City Council Considers Updates to HHRC Mission to Include LGBTQIA

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the Hammond City Council will consider an ordinance amending section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code pertaining to the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the powers and duties of the Hammond Human Relations Commission. This amendment, sponsored by Councilwoman at Large Janet Venecz, will be on the agenda …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Citywide Sidewalk Repairs

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott and the City Council agree upon citywide sidewalk repairs of $600,000. The six district councilmen will provide a combined total $450,000 of their gaming monies to the sidewalk repair program with Mayor McDermott contributing $150,000. Approximately 1 to 1.5 miles of sidewalks are repaired each year throughout the six districts typically at a cost of a …

City Council to hold Public Hearing Regarding 2017 City Budgets

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Please take notice that the Hammond Common Council, City of Hammond, Indiana, will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers, Second Floor, Hammond City Hall, 5925 Calumet Avenue, Room 209, Hammond, Indiana. The purpose of this public hearing is to discuss the following: “2017 CITY BUDGET” “2017 SANITARY DISTRICT BUDGET” “2017 …

Hammond Common Council Budget Hearings on October 8th

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Please take notice that the Hammond Common Council will hold 2017 Budget Hearings on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 9:00am, in the Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Hammond City Hall, 5925 Calumet Avenue, Room 209, Hammond, Indiana. Doors will open at 8:30am, and a sign-in sheet will be available in the Council Chambers for Department Heads to sign in. Hearings will …

Hammond Common Council Meeting Cancelled in Observance of Columbus Day

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Please take notice that the Hammond City Council has cancelled the October 10th 2016, meeting in observance of Columbus Day. The next scheduled Hammond City Council Meeting will be held on, Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, at 6:00 P.M., in the Hammond City Council Chambers, 5925 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, Indiana, 46320. If you have any questions, please call our office at …

Hammond council approves water bond ordinance

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November 17, 2014 – Ed Bierschenk The City Council Monday took final action on an 18-year bond issue that could provide the city with some $30 million to pay off debt and possibly provide some surplus revenue next year. The bond issue will be paid off from money brought in from increased water rates charged to Chicago Heights under the …

Hammond lures Illinois manufacturer

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October 11, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw An Illinois manufacturer is relocating to Hammond. The City Council recently passed an ordinance approving a property tax abatement for American Stair, a Romeoville-based company that designs and fabricates steel stairs and railings. American Stair is receiving $1.725 million from both the Regional Development Authority and the Economic Development for Growing Economy. The company …

City passes new water rate class and collection of stormwater fees

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September 28, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The City Council has adopted two water-related ordinances. The council voted 9-0 recently on an addition of a new class of water rate for commercial properties in the city. Because there is only a residential and industrial water rate class, commercial properties were paying the same $1.55 per thousand gallons as residents. Beginning Wednesday, …