Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hammond City Council Considers Updates to HHRC Mission to Include LGBTQIA

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the Hammond City Council will consider an ordinance 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, sponsored by Councilwoman at Large Janet Venecz, will be on the agenda …

Hammond Announces Pool Closure for 2017

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the City of Hammond’s public pools will be closed this season. The city has determined that due to emergency safety conditions that exist at all four of the city’s public swimming pools, they cannot be opened at all this year. “The repairs, even if started today, would not be able to …

College Bound Application Deadline Approaching

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With the end of the school year approaching, Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. would like to remind all returning college students and high school seniors to apply for the College Bound Scholarship Program. This Program provides eligible students with up to $10,500 per year toward tuition at the accredited college or university of their choice located in Indiana. The …

Hammond Parks has Six Flags Great America Tickets!

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. invites all area residents to purchase your tickets for Six Flags Great America from Hammond Parks & Recreation at a steep discount! The Six Flags Great America tickets are typically priced at over $70 each if purchased at their main gate. Hammond Parks & Recreation is offering them for only $50 each. That is a …

Hammond Police Launch New Patrol Vehicles Equipped with LPR Cameras

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Hammond Mayor, Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that on Friday April 7, 2017 the Hammond Police launched their new patrol vehicles equipped with LPR (license plate reader) cameras.  This is a prelude to the 33 cameras that will cover every major entry and exit point in Hammond.  These cameras will augment the six crime fighting cameras already in place. This …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Citywide Sidewalk Repairs

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott and the City Council agree upon citywide sidewalk repairs of $600,000. The six district councilmen will provide a combined total $450,000 of their gaming monies to the sidewalk repair program with Mayor McDermott contributing $150,000. Approximately 1 to 1.5 miles of sidewalks are repaired each year throughout the six districts typically at a cost of a …

Mayor McDermott Announces 2017 Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities Award Winners

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces the 2017 award winners at the Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair which took place this morning at the Dynasty Banquet Hall. Awards are presented in seven categories: Business Award Individual Adult Volunteer Award Individual Adult Award Youth Volunteer Youth Caregiver Award Charles Nagy Junior Award The 2017 Awards …

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Yard Waste Pickup Begins April 17th

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On April 17th, 2017 (weather permitting), Hammond Public Works will begin curbside pickup of 30 gallon paper, biodegradable yard waste bags on a regular weekly basis. Residents can expect their yard waste pickup on the same day as their scheduled garbage pickup days. The bags must not weigh more than 50 lbs. and only grass and leaves can be placed …