Budget Process Finished

Update to this post: the Town Council approved the 2024 budget by approving on 2nd reading Ordinance 23-24. Tonight the Town Council should approve the operating budget for the town for 2024. The total proposed general fund budget is $12,300,020. The town also uses other funding sources which are shown in the chart below. It includes... Continue Reading →

The TOWN TALK program is set to proceed on October 26th, featuring a presentation from the Merrillville Police Department

Law enforcement is an essential part of every community, and residents have a unique opportunity to learn how the Merrillville Police Department operates during the upcoming TOWN TALK.Merrillville’s finest will provide an in-depth look at the department during the Town PD Talk that’s scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Dean and Barbara White... Continue Reading →

New 86th Avenue Road About to Open

A new road, 86th Avenue, is set to open soon, promising improved convenience for residents and enhanced public safety for emergency services in Merrillville. This road has been in the town's master road plan for several decades, and recent developments in the area have underscored its necessity. Starting at Broadway and extending westward to connect... Continue Reading →

Increased Police Force in 2024 Budget

In a move aimed at bolstering public safety and addressing growing concerns about community security, I am announcing a proposal to add four new police officers to next year's town budget.The proposal, which has garnered significant support from the community and law enforcement agencies, comes as a response to a rise in service activities and... Continue Reading →

Traffic Woes in Merrillville

If you drive through Merrillville, you have experienced our traffic woes at various times of the day. Heavy morning work traffic as well as a lunchtime rush, and again between 4 and 6 p.m. as workers get off for the day. At least that’s how it used to be. Merrillville traffic now seems constant throughout... Continue Reading →

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