Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

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 …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

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 …

August Mayor’s Night Out Has Been Cancelled

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has canceled the August 24, 2016 Mayor’s Night Out scheduled in the 1st District at the Wolf Lake Pavilion due to the expected rain. The new date will be Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Clark MS/HS, 1921 Davis Avenue in the cafeteria from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. Participants can enter at Door C. Contact Mayor’s …

Anticipating Extreme Heat: Cooling Shelters Open in Hammond

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme heat expected this week, the City of Hammond has identified several buildings as cooling centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Hammond City Hall. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours if necessary to cool down from temperatures that are predicted to remain high through the weekend.

“I would ask our residents to check in on their neighbors, especially senior citizens who are most vulnerable by the extreme heat,” stated Mayor McDermott. “Stay hydrated, wear light weight, light colored clothing, and limit your time outdoors.”