Black History Celebration Dinner

I am excited to share the details of the February 23rd Inaugural Black History Celebration Dinner. I put together the short slideshow below with details. I hope to see you there. -Rick Bella

Tremendous Growth in Merrillville

Each year in January we are presented with the Planning and Building Departments Year in Review report. It is a comprehensive report from Planning and Building Director Shelia Shine and her staff about the development that happened the previous year.The report indicates the number of Board of Zoning Appeals cases and what action was taken... Continue Reading →

What’s Going On in Washington?

Let’s be honest, when classified documents were hauled out of Mar-a Lago, FL at past President Trump’s private residence many democrats giggled and displayed shock at the findings. And then Trump, well, being Trump said that he’d just declassify the documents even though he was no longer president. It’s been a good laugh for sure... Continue Reading →

Good Paying Jobs Available with the Town

The Town of Merrillville is offering four full-time positions in our Public Works department. The job titles are Labor Class 1 and are entry-level positions assisting in the maintenance of Town-owned utilities, local roads and streets, town facilities, and vehicles. Assignments are received in the form of oral or written work order instructions. $22.07 per... Continue Reading →

Honored by my fellow Council members

Pictured above - Rick Bella (right) with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb at an event at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center. I was honored last night by the Merrillville Town Council as they selected me to serve again as Town Council President. This will be the fourth year in a row serving our town... Continue Reading →

Forward Progress on Empty Buildings

When I ran for office three years ago, I pointed out that I didn’t like seeing large empty buildings in our town. Specifically, the closed Strack and Van Til Supermarkets, both on Taft Street, had been closed for several years and that is just not a good look for our town.Also, the closed Burlington Coat... Continue Reading →

Re-Election Announcement Event Well Attended

Merrillville Town Council members, Richard Hardaway, Ward 2, Jeff Minchuk, Ward 3, Margaret A. Uzelac, Ward 4, Rick Bella, Ward 5, and Shawn Pettit, Ward 6 each announced their intention to file for re-election on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at The Chateau in Merrillville, to a group of just over 150 friends, family, and supporters.... Continue Reading →

Be Kind.

As the holiday approaches we all tend to get a little crazed with all the extra things we all need to do, be it addressing holiday cards, finishing up last-minute gift purchases, baking and cooking those holiday favorites, and finishing up work-related items so we can get time off for the holidays.If you are reading... Continue Reading →

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