Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hammond Announces No Elevated Lead Levels in Its Potable Water

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The Hammond Water Works Department has reviewed the statement issued by the School City of Hammond reporting that certain fixtures located within certain schools preliminarily tested positive for elevated levels of lead. In conjunction with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the Hammond Water Works Department routinely tests its water purification plant and the entire circulatory system in various locations …

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Hessville Park Improvements Groundbreaking

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks and Recreation Department, 6th District Councilman Scott Rakos, 5th District Councilman Dave Woerpel and Hammond Board of Park Commissioners began the enhancement to Hessville Park today with a groundbreaking ceremony. When completed, Hessville Park visitors will enjoy an Interactive water feature, poured-in-place safety surfacing in the playground area, new concrete style skate park, …

Final Groundbreaking at Oxbow Landing

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development are pleased to announce the final groundbreaking at the Oxbow Landing Development in Hammond. When first elected in 2004, Mayor McDermott saw the economic potential for this site and one of his first major projects was to demolish the crime-ridden buildings in 2006 and create a plan to …

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Mayor McDermott Announces Management Team for Sportsplex

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that James Taillon, II has been named General Manager for the Hammond Sportsplex and Kymberli Roberts, Assistant General Manager Basketball/Volleyball. “We are very fortunate to have these two talented and experienced individuals to lead the Sportsplex into becoming the premiere athletic facility in Northwest Indiana.” Mr. Taillon is a Hammond native and graduate of …

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Mayor McDermott Announces New Building Commissioner

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Robert Vale has been named Building Commissioner for the City of Hammond. As Building Commissioner, Mr. Vale will be responsible for the enforcement of the building codes on all residential and commercial properties, licensing contractors and inspection of new construction to ensure they are being built to current code. Bob is a long time …

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Mayor McDermott Saddened but Encouraged with the Loss of Downtown Hammond’s Straube Building

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that although we are saddened by the loss of the Straube Building caused by the fire, this tragic event provides the opportunity for the construction of new, innovative commercial development. The City has a master plan that discusses increased walkability, livability and a parking plan for the downtown area, so this opportunity …

Hammond Edison Park Improvements Groundbreaking

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Upon its completion Edison Park will be a park that is family friendly where parents and children can have fun together. The park will boast two artificial turf mini soccer fields with dasher boards, new playground equipment including accessible fall zone surfacing, new park benches and swings, walking path, agility course, concrete bean bag boards, a skate area and community …

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“Green Fleet” Vehicles Ribbon Cutting

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Please join Hammond Mayor, Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and representatives of Leopardo Energy for the unveiling of Hammond’s new green fleet of vehicles at a ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 26 at 2:00pm at the Hammond Civic Center. The public is welcome to attend.

Hammond Invitational Tournament (H.I.T.) 2018

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Dear League President/Team Manager: On behalf of the City of Hammond, I am excited to announce and invite your baseball team(s) to what has become one of the premier summer invitational tournament in the region. From June 1st – 3rd, the fourth annual Hammond Invitational Tournament (HIT) will take place throughout Hammond. Over the last several years, my administration has …

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Hammond Housing Market Trending Up

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott is proud to announce that Hammond’s housing market is trending upwards. In 2017, 42% of houses were sold within the first 30 days and 26% within first 60 days receiving 98% and 96% of listing price respectively. In the last five years, the median selling price in Hammond has increased by $32,500 and the number …