Notice of Public Comment Period


CATEGORY: Community Development, News

Pursuant to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations, the City of Hammond has prepared its 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan that describes the resources available and the proposed use of those resources to meet the community development, affordable housing, and homeless priority needs of the City. A summary of resources and expected uses is provided below. …

Park Board Meeting


CATEGORY: News, Parks Department, Public Notices

MEETING OF THE HAMMOND BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Community Room at 5:15 p.m. Hammond Sportsplex – 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard Call the Regular Meeting to Order Roll Call Agenda Minutes from Previous Meeting Register of Claims Facility Use Agreements Civic Center Sportsplex Business A. Hammond Port Authority fireworks request Sept. 5, 2020 Irving Park improvements substantial completion …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor Orders Personal Protective Masks Be Worn at All Hammond Municipal Buildings


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that effective immediately, all staff and visitors to City of Hammond municipal buildings must wear personal protective masks. The buildings affected by this order include City Hall, Sportsplex, Civic Center, Jean Shepherd Center, Hammond Police Department, Hammond Marina, Hammond Fire Department, Hammond Water Department, Hammond Sanitary District, Hammond Housing Authority, Public Works …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Announces Creation of “Medic Bound” EMT Program


CATEGORY: Fire Department, Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced a new proposal for Hammond residents who are looking for an opportunity to fulfill their dream of becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic/EMT but can’t financially afford the expense. Currently, the City of Hammond has 155 firefighting personnel all trained in paramedics/EMTs. However, with longevity, many firefighters will soon be retiring and replacements will be …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Cooling Shelters Open in Hammond


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

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

Job Posting: Assistant City Planner


CATEGORY: Job Posting, News, Personnel

Department: Planning and Development – City PlanningJob Title: Assistant City PlannerDate Requested: July 2, 2020Date needed: ASAPSalary: $55,000.00 – $60,000.00 Annually (full-time)Job Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Real Estate, Public Administration, Business Administration, or graduate degree with one year experience Have one (1) year experience in planning profession Has significant knowledge of all aspects of Federal, State and local laws, …

Hammond Welcomes Twelve New Firefighters


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. welcomes twelve new firefighters to the Hammond Fire Department today during a swearing-in ceremony at the Hammond Sportsplex. Mayor McDermott and Fire Chief Jeffrey Smith recited the “Oath of Office” and issued the recruits their fire department badges. Eight of the twelve firefighters have previous experience coming from various Fire Departments in Whiting, East …

Martin Luther King Park Ribbon Cutting


CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office, Parks Department

Please join Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Mark Heintz, Hammond Parks and Recreation, 3rd District Councilman Barry Tyler, and the Hammond Board of Park Commissioners as they dedicate the new playground and interactive water feature at Martin Luther King Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, July 2nd at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited! It’s going to be a hot …

Park Board Meeting


CATEGORY: News, Parks Department, Public Notices

MEETING OF THE HAMMOND BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Online via Zoom, 5:15pm Hammond Civic Center – 5825 Sohl Avenue Call the Regular Meeting to Order Roll Call Agenda Minutes from Previous Meeting Register of Claims Facility Use Agreements Civic Center Sportsplex Business None Commissioner Comments Public Comment Schedule of next meeting – July 15, 2020 at …