Hammond Sanitary District Reaches Deal with EPA on Addressing Sewer Overflows

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On Tuesday, January 24, the Board of Sanitary Commissioners of the Sanitary District of Hammond unanimously passed a resolution approving a final agreement with state and federal environmental agencies to address combined sewer overflows required by the federal Clean Water Act. The projects called for by this agreement known as a “consent decree” will yield significant environmental benefits for Hammond …

Save the Date: Hammond’s 2017 Job Fair

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Save the Date: City of Hammond’s 14th Annual Job Fair, Thursday, March 9, 2017, 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 S. Sohl Avenue. Additional information to follow.

Hammond Police Now Hiring Certified Officers

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The Hammond Police Department will be accepting applications for ACADEMY CERTIFIED OFFICERS ONLY, January 23, 2017 – February 3, 2017. Applications will be available at the HPD Chief’s Office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. The Probationary salary is $42,962 for anyone who has been an Officer for less than 3 years. An Officer …

Chicago Street Project Website Now Available

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The City of Hammond is developing a federal-aid project to reconstruct and widen Chicago Street. The proposed project will include improvements to the existing roadway, including new pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalks, storm sewers, roadway lighting, and new traffic signals. A website has been developed that contains more information regarding this project and can be accessed by visiting www.gochicagostreet.com.

Hammond Residents Invited to TOD Workshop

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The City of Hammond invites residents and interested persons to the second community workshop taking place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Kenwood School, 6416 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46324, regarding proposed station area plans in the West Lake Extension of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). The meeting will be facilitated by Farr Associates, a …

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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 …

Hammond Fire Department Urges Residents to be Especially Careful During Winter Heating Months

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Following Several recent tragic house fires across the state, Fire Chief Jeffrey Smith is urging Hammond residents to be extremely careful in their use of alternative heating sources, such as space heaters, which are involved in roughly one out of every six such fires. Heating Assistance If the source of a home’s heat—gas or electric—has been disconnected or is in …