City Council to Discuss Appropriation of Funds to Hammond Public Library


CATEGORY: City Council, News

Please take notice there will be a meeting of the Council As A Whole on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 5:15 P.M., in the Council’s Caucus Room, Room 205, Second Floor, Hammond City Hall, 5925 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, Indiana, at the request of Councilwoman Janet Venecz, President of the Hammond Common Council. Among other matters pending before the Council, the …

Hammond Common Council Budget Hearings on October 8th


CATEGORY: City Council, News

Please take notice that the Hammond Common Council will hold 2017 Budget Hearings on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 9:00am, in the Council Chambers, 2nd floor, Hammond City Hall, 5925 Calumet Avenue, Room 209, Hammond, Indiana. Doors will open at 8:30am, and a sign-in sheet will be available in the Council Chambers for Department Heads to sign in. Hearings will …

Hammond Common Council Meeting Cancelled in Observance of Columbus Day


CATEGORY: City Council, News

Please take notice that the Hammond City Council has cancelled the October 10th 2016, meeting in observance of Columbus Day. The next scheduled Hammond City Council Meeting will be held on, Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, at 6:00 P.M., in the Hammond City Council Chambers, 5925 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, Indiana, 46320. If you have any questions, please call our office at …

Hammond council approves committee changes


CATEGORY: City Council, News

The City Council Monday approved changes to three of its boards as part of sweeping changes to the city’s commissions and boards overall that are increasing compensation and requiring that members be residents.

Hammond council approves water bond ordinance


CATEGORY: City Council, Mayor's Office, News

November 17, 2014 – Ed Bierschenk The City Council Monday took final action on an 18-year bond issue that could provide the city with some $30 million to pay off debt and possibly provide some surplus revenue next year. The bond issue will be paid off from money brought in from increased water rates charged to Chicago Heights under the …

Hammond lures Illinois manufacturer


CATEGORY: City Council, Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

October 11, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw An Illinois manufacturer is relocating to Hammond. The City Council recently passed an ordinance approving a property tax abatement for American Stair, a Romeoville-based company that designs and fabricates steel stairs and railings. American Stair is receiving $1.725 million from both the Regional Development Authority and the Economic Development for Growing Economy. The company …

City passes new water rate class and collection of stormwater fees


CATEGORY: City Council, News, Sanitary District

September 28, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The City Council has adopted two water-related ordinances. The council voted 9-0 recently on an addition of a new class of water rate for commercial properties in the city. Because there is only a residential and industrial water rate class, commercial properties were paying the same $1.55 per thousand gallons as residents. Beginning Wednesday, …

Council approves tax levy reduction to fund county dispatch network


CATEGORY: City Council, News

August 25, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The City Council on Monday passed a resolution reducing its tax levy in the amount of $1,158,871, which will be transferred to Lake County to help fund the consolidated county emergency dispatch center. Hammond, which has already entered into the county E-911 agreement, previously used a portion of its tax levy to fund salaries …

Hammond raises towing fees


CATEGORY: City Council, News

August 11, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw More revenue is headed Hammond’s way after the City Council on Monday passed an ordinance raising city towing fees. All police-ordered tow fees have gone up and will go into effect on Jan. 1. A regular tow/flat bed tow will cost $180, an increase of $55. Service calls will rise from $75 to $100. …

Hammond considers raising towing fee


CATEGORY: City Council, Mayor's Office, News

July 28, 2014 8:39 pm – Rob Earnshaw The city may increase its towing fees. An ordinance was introduced at Monday’s City Council meeting that would raise the standard towing fee from $125 to $180. Hammond currently has four towing companies operating without a contract. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said those companies would continue to receive the $125 fee while …