Surge in wildlife spotting are causing concern

Observing wildlife in nature can be a joyous occasion, but interacting with wildlife on your residential property can be a much different experience. Urbanization can displace wildlife, and development projects in Town have resulted in a surge of wildlife reports in and around neighborhoods. That includes properties near the Liberty Estates development around U.S. 30... Continue Reading →

Town to Remain Watchful as Management Company begins addressing concerns at Hickory Ridge Lake Apartment Homes

The Friedman Management Company has taken initial steps to address safety and health issues at the Hickory Ridge Lake Apartments, and Town officials will stay vigilant throughout the entire process to ensure compliance. The Merrillville Fire Department on June 14 issued a report to the Friedman Management Company, the operator of Hickory Ridge, which listed... Continue Reading →

Town Tax Talk – It’s Complex!

About 50 Merrillville residents and town officials gathered on June 14 at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center to learn about Town Taxes. It was the first of, hopefully, a series of Town Talks that we would like to host to give the opportunity for residents to learn about a variety of topics involving... Continue Reading →

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 →

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