Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Issues Executive Order Regarding Transition of Hammond City Court

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Executive Order 17-01 Whereas, Approved by the the Hammond Common Council was an Ordinance concerning the orderly transition of cases from the Hammond City Court to the Lake Superior Court; and Whereas, The Mayor of the City of Hammond, as chief executive may by executive order exercise any executive power granted to him by law and statute; and Whereas, The …

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Mayor McDermott Announces Plan to Combat “Imported” Crime

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I have been blessed to be Hammond’s mayor. During the course of my political career, I have learned many things about being, what I consider, a good mayor. One of the biggest lessons I have learned: Controlling Hammond’s crime problem is my No. 1 responsibility. That is why I pride myself on my excellent relationship with the men and women …

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Warming Shelters Available in Response to Expected Extreme Cold

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme cold expected this week, the City of Hammond has mobilized and identified several buildings as warming centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Central Fire Station. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. if necessary to …

Hammond Activates New Pedestrian Traffic Signal

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. proudly announces the activation of a new traffic signal near Maywood School to improve pedestrian safety for trail users of the Erie-Lackawanna Trail at 165th Street near Howard Avenue. “We’ve been looking for a solution to improve trail use at the crossing over the past two years,” stated Mayor McDermott. “We found a great working …

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Mayor McDermott Responds to Governor Pence’s Appointment of Hammond City Court Judge

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Hammond resident and acting Hammond City Court Judge Gerald Kray has been doing a professional and competent job acting as Hammond City Court Judge since the sudden passing of Hammond’s elected Judge Jeffery Harkin. Nonetheless, Hammond City Officials learned from the media today that the Chairwoman of the St. John Republican Party, Amy Jorgensen, has been selected by Indiana’s outgoing …

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Historic Hammond Locomotive Finds a New Home

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On behalf of the City of Hammond, Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has donated Engine #624 as surplus historical property to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc. The Society is a non-profit organization specializing in preserving and restoring railroad equipment. In March of 1955, the Nickel Plate Railroad donated the 1922 locomotive engine to the City of Hammond with …

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Sanitary District, Griffith Reach Agreement on Sewer Contract

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The Hammond Sanitary District (HSD) and the Town of Griffith (Griffith) today reached a binding agreement for sanitary sewer services and fees following protracted litigation and negotiations. “I’m pleased that the Sanitary District and the Town have finally come to mutual agreement over past and current sewer fees and a way forward in achieving clean water for our communities,” said …