Merrillville Town Council for the New Year

Merrillville Town Council officials for the new year will have new faces and familiar faces too. Below is a breakdown of all elected Council positions who will officially take office at noon on January 1, 2024.The seven council members will include the following…Ward 1 – Rhonda Neal – Mrs. Neal was appointed by a democratic... Continue Reading →

Be Curious, Not Judgmental

My wife Jodi and I were late to watch the hit Apple TV+ show titled Ted Lasso. We just never got around to it until recently and have each night enjoyed watching a couple of episodes of the show. We are well into season 3 now and are already sad that the series will end... Continue Reading →

Thank you for Voting and for your Support

Voters decided to keep Ward 4 Councilwoman Margaret A. Uzelac, Ward 6 Councilman Shawn Pettit, and me in their positions for another term in office on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, in the Lake County Municipal General Elections. Each candidate had plenty of challengers with Mrs. Uzelac fending off a Republican and one Independent, Mr. Pettit,... Continue Reading →

Why Let Strangers Choose Your Dinner?

Imagine going to one of your favorite restaurants for dinner. As you take your seat and settle in at your table, a surprising sight unfolds before you: a parade of dishes starts arriving. The server remarks, "Here we go," and you can't help but look puzzled as you declare, "I didn't order any of this."... Continue Reading →

Merrillville’s Second TOWN TALK did not disappoint

On the evening of October 26, 2023, our community received an informative and engaging session about the inner workings of Merrillville's Police Department and the historical evolution of policing in America dating back to the early 1800s. Police Chief Kosta Nuses provided a comprehensive overview of the department's operations, detailing the various divisions required for... Continue Reading →

Safeguard Your Investment – VOTE

I wholeheartedly believe that you deserve nothing less than the finest representation on our Town Council. I've had the privilege of serving you for the past four years and would be honored to continue to serve you. I'm dedicated to this role and to continue improving our town. It's impossible to overlook the remarkable progress... Continue Reading →

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 →

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