Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

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) …

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Hammond Partners with Leopardo Energy to Develop Energy Conservation Program

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that Hammond is partnering with Leopardo Energy to develop and implement an energy conservation program to help the City go green. Using guaranteed energy savings financing, the City will make upgrades to its facilities, streetlights and fleet that will reduce its carbon footprint and lower expenses. Over the next 14 months, residents …

Hammond Parks & Rec Summer Tennis Camps

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Players bring your own racquets. All other supplies provided by camp! Where: Dowling Park, 3031 JF Mahoney Drive, Hammond, IN 46323 Register in Person at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 JF Mahoney Drive, Hammond, IN (219)554-0155

Adult Group Tennis Lessons and Drills

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Learning or returning to tennis has never been easier! This program is an introductory, instructional program for adults. It is designed to teach basic skills quickly in a group environment. Classes meet twice weekly for six weeks, for 1.5 hours of instruction and drills. Includes a chance to win a new racquet. This class is open to adults aged 18 …

Hammond Parks Department Announces Summer Recreation 2017

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation present: Summer Recreation 2017, a supervised program with Arts & Crafts, Sports and Games. Five Weeks of summer fun:June 12th – July 14thMonday – Friday, 9:00am to Noon. Breakfast provided by the School City of Hammond (served 9:00am through 10:00am) This program is open to boys and girls, Hammond residents only, …