Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Lear Corporation to Build New $30 million, 240,000 sq. ft. Facility in Hammond

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., and the City of Hammond’s Economic Development team, is proud to announce that a development agreement between the Lear Corporation and the City of Hammond will be presented for approval to the Hammond Redevelopment Commission on Tuesday, July 18th. This agreement represents months of negotiations to keep Hammond’s 4th largest employer in the City and …

Job Posting: Rehabilitation Loan Officer

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Homebound, Emergency and Roof Programs Uses a variety of laws, regulations and technical knowledge in providing assistance to clients. Incumbent makes substantial contributions involving non-routine decisions and recommendations. Work is conducted under general supervision with pre-established goals. Work is continually reviewed. Errors could result in substantial loss of time and inconvenience to the public as well as the department. Incumbent …

Job Posting: Wastewater Operator

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Position will be posted internally only from July 7, 2017 thru July 13, 2017. If the position is not filled internally, it will be held open for external applications an additional ten (10) days. The position will remain posted until filled or no more than ten days. Download Job Posting

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Mayor McDermott Answers Seven Questions that Clarify Hammond’s Position on the South Shore Expansion

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In response to a misleading Times editorial on Sunday July 2nd, Mayor McDermott felt the need to clarify Hammond’s position on this proposal by answering the following seven questions: Without Hammond’s commitment of $27 million dollars, The Times editors warn that “… Hammond would lose out on construction of a new Gateway Station, a maintenance facility and a South Hammond …

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Mayor McDermott Announces “Academy Bound” Scholarship Program

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr is proud to announce a new scholarship program Academy Bound which will allow approved applicants the opportunity to attend the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA) free of charge. This program is designed to give pre-qualified Hammond residents a “fast track option” to become a police officer in the City of Hammond. Hammond residents, …

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Consolidation Plans for Hammond City and Lake Superior Courts

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that on January 9, 2017 the Hammond City Council voted and he approved an ordinance to consolidate the Hammond City Court with Lake Superior Court in a cost cutting move. Under the terms of the approved ordinance, Hammond City Court will cease to operate as of January 1, 2019. The City of …

Hammond Sanitation Department

No garbage pickup on July 4th

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The Sanitation Department will not be working Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, in observance of the July 4th Holiday. Tuesday through Friday garbage pickup will be one day late. Sanitation will be working on Saturday, July 8th, 2017.

Hammond Fire Department Reminds Residents of State Fireworks Laws

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The Hammond Fire Department would like to remind Hammond residents of Indiana fireworks laws during the July 4th holiday season. Fireworks can be purchased only by persons 18 years of age or older. Locations where fireworks may be discharged: On the user’s property; On the property of someone who has consented to the use of fireworks on that property; At a …

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Mayor McDermott Signs Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Ordinance

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces his signing of Ordinance 9377 amending section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code pertaining to the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the powers and duties of the Hammond Human Relations Commission. This amendment was sponsored by Councilwoman at Large, Janet Venecz. Under section 34.321 (A) The Commission is to: (1) …