Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

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 …

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Mayor McDermott Announces 2017 “Mayor’s Night Out” Schedule

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce the Mayor’s Night Out schedule for 2017. The Mayor’s Night Out program is an open public forum that allows the residents of Hammond access to the Mayor and a representative from each city department to discuss Hammond’s current events. Be sure and mark your calendars to join us for this very …

Civic Center Renovations Begin

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In celebration of the 80th year anniversary of the Hammond Civic Center in 2017, Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has authorized renovations to the iconic building. Remodel work has already begun on the two concession stands inside the arena. Other improvements coming soon to the building at 5825 Sohl Ave. include new gymnasium bleachers, new scoreboards, gym floor refinishing, new …

Time Change for October Mayor’s Night Out

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that with the Chicago Cubs playing in the World Series, Mayor’s Night Out scheduled for Wednesday, October 26, 2016 will begin at 6:00pm instead of 6:30pm so those attending can be home in time to watch the game. “We will still have Mayor’s Night Out,” stated Mayor McDermott. “We have a lot of …

US EPA Unfunded Mandate Forces Hammond Sewer Rate Increase

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Increasing regulations by the Federal government are forcing the Hammond Sanitary District (HSD) to increase sewer rates, system-wide, for the first time in over 8 years. Rates are expected to increase over a two-step process with typical homeowners seeing increases $9.29 per month later this year and $12.03 per month in the fourth quarter of 2017. The rate increases must …

Hammond Invitational Tournament (H.I.T.) 2017

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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 tournaments in the region. From May 19th through the 21st, 2017, the Hammond Invitational Tournament (HIT) will take place throughout Hammond. Over the last several years, my administration has …