Hammond City Council to Consider Food & Beverage Tax


CATEGORY: City Council, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announced a new funding source for the planned expansion of the Hammond Sportsplex and the construction of a Downtown South Shore Train Station on the West Lake Corridor commuter line, two pivotal developments in the City of Hammond. “I want to thank the Indiana legislature for giving the City of Hammond the ability to pass …

Mayor McDermott to Shave His Head and Raise Money for Cancer Awareness


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Donate at gofundme.comDonate at gofundme.comFor over a decade, Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has raised awareness in the fight against childhood cancer by raising money and highlighting members of the community who are affected by a cancer diagnosis. This year, the mayor has chosen to focus on a family that he knows very well to help support an adult …

Hammond Announces Implementation of ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection Technology


CATEGORY: Hammond Police Department, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr announced an agreement with ShotSpotter, a leading gunshot detection technology provider, to install ShotSpotter in the City of Hammond. “I always want our police department to have the best technology at their disposal to combat crime, and ShotSpotter is just another tool for them to help solve crimes and also prevent and deter criminal activity …

Proposal Received for Memorial Park Senior Residences and Townhomes


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

At the Hammond Redevelopment Commission meeting on March 1, 2024, the Commission opened proposals submitted for the redevelopment of Memorial Park Senior Residences and Townhomes project located in Hammond’s 3rd District behind the Ofelia Steen Center near Highland Street and Wallace Road. One proposal was submitted and opened, from Gorman & Company, LLC. “Hammond continues to be a great place …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Applications for Funding Available


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Applications for 2024 funding through the City of Hammond’s Gaming Advisory Committee are now available. Funding is available to local not-for-profit organizations that demonstrate their project, activities, and services provide direct benefit to the citizens of Hammond. The funds and application process are overseen by the Gaming Advisory Committee, an eleven-member body that represents a cross section of Hammond residents …

Hammond Board Hears Gas Station Requests to Stay Open Overnight


CATEGORY: Board of Public Works & Safety, Mayor's Office, News

The City of Hammond Board of Public Works & Safety has now heard eight requests for an exception to the city’s recently enacted ordinance that closes all gas stations in the city from midnight – 5 a.m. The ordinance, which passed the City Council and was signed by Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., into law in late August, allows for …

Temporary Intersection Closure @ Columbia and Summer


CATEGORY: Engineering, Mayor's Office, News

Beginning Monday, August 28, 2023, the Indiana Department of Transportation will temporarily close the intersection of Columbia Avenue and Summer Street for utility relocations and road reconstruction for 60 days as part of the Summer Street Reconstruction Project.  Motorists should consider using Calumet Avenue or Indianapolis Blvd when travelling north or south.  Drivers traveling east and west should consider using …

Anticipating Extreme Heat: Cooling Shelters Open in Hammond


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme heat expected this week the City of Hammond will utilize all park department buildings as cooling centers. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours if necessary, to cool down from temperatures that are predicted to remain high through Thursday. “I call on residents to check in on …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hammond to Consider Ordinance Closing Gas Stations Overnight


CATEGORY: City Council, Mayor's Office, News

The City of Hammond Common Council, with the support of Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., will introduce and consider an ordinance that would close gas stations during the early morning hours. The ordinance would mandate the closure of any gas station in city limits between Midnight and 5:00 a.m. The ordinance would affect most of the 37 gas stations in …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hammond Awarded $7M Federal Grant for Railroad Overpass


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

The City of Hammond is the recipient of a $7 million Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) grant that will support construction of a new railroad overpass and eliminate two conflict points where local roads intersect with railroad tracks. The funded infrastructure improvement effort, known as the Governor’s Parkway Railroad Overpass Project, is targeted at providing a safe, efficient crossing where train …