Police Inspections Return to Merrillville

Above: Merrillville Police Chief Kosta Nuses inspects Detective-Commander Matthew Vasel during the department inspections on May 20, 2023, at the Merrillville Municipal Complex located at 7820 Broadway.  Merrillville’s Finest were dressed in their finest as they gathered Saturday afternoon for Police Inspections. Merrillville Police Chief Kosta Nuses said it’s been close to 20 years since... Continue Reading →

Town Tax Talk – Educational Series

City and Town Government can be a very complex business. I write 'business' because in a way the town is like a business, except we don't sell goods or services, we simply provide them utilizing a variety of funding sources. For the General Fund operations, property taxes from residents and businesses provide the revenue stream... Continue Reading →

Waste Management Apologizes and Acts

A couple of weeks ago I called Waste Management and emailed our town contact about what appeared to be oil or hydraulic fluid leaks all over our roadways near where I live. I included some photographs to show them exactly what I was seeing. As I continued to look throughout the neighborhood, I could see... Continue Reading →

86th Avenue Extension about to begin

I am excited to share that Merrillville has secured funding so we may extend 86th Avenue which will connect the existing road with the short road off of Broadway. With the new development of additional duplexes, it will be nice to have another way for residents to get in and out of their neighborhoods. It... Continue Reading →

Town Seeks Disaster Declaration Following EF-1 Tornado

The Town of Merrillville is collaborating with state and local officials in pursuit of a disaster declaration in connection with the tornado and severe storms that caused destruction in the community last week. Such a declaration could make the community eligible for support, which includes public assistance, individual assistance, and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.Public... Continue Reading →

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – FOP Contract Signed

This week, I was honored to sign, along with Public Safety Committee Chairman, Jeff Minchuk signed the new contract with the Merrillville FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) Lodge 168 providing them with a three-year raise and many new out-of-the-box thinking benefits. I wanted to list below the benefits that our officers will receive in the... Continue Reading →

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