Merrillville Government News

Merrillville still identifying vacant, abandoned homes

MERRILLVILLE | As town leaders continue efforts to fill longtime vacant and abandoned properties in Merrillville, a committee overseeing the p…

13 hours ago

Branch, brush pickup begins for residents in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | Waste Management, Merrillville waste hauler, has started providing weekly branch and brush pickup for residents.

July 08, 2014 12:05 am

Approval sought for assisted living facility

MERRILLVILLE | The building proposed for a new assisted living facility in Merrillville received praise from town officials during a recent Pl…

July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Fieldhouse appraisals pave way for plant?

MERRILLVILLE | Town leaders haven’t yet decided if they will provide incentives to a Korean pharmaceutical company interested in locating in M…

June 21, 2014 5:46 pm

Merrillville looks at options for getting abandoned homes occupied

MERRILLVILLE | A new state law set to go into effect July 1 could help Merrillville get vacant and abandoned homes occupied again, but not in …

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

Merrillville plans property acquisitions to curb urban blight

MERRILLVILLE | Efforts to reduce the number of abandoned and vacant homes in Merrillville are advancing.

June 15, 2014 6:36 pm

M'ville council to spend more than $1M for radio equipment

MERRILLVILLE | The town will spend more than $1 million to acquire new radios for police officers, firefighters and Emergency Management Agenc…

June 15, 2014 12:05 am

Merrillville putting two park properties up for auction

MERRILLVILLE | Two surplus park properties will be put up for auction, the Town Council decided.

June 15, 2014 12:05 am

Flood insurance premiums set to drop for Merrillville residents

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville property owners required to have flood insurance could see their premiums drop by 15 percent this fall.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Merrillville to have second inspection of former Old Mill

MERRILLVILLE | The cost to save the former Old Mill property remains uncertain, but town officials plan to soon obtain a better understanding …

May 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Merrillville leaders support Orthodox cemetery

MERRILLVILLE | The Town Council has approved St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church's plans to create an Orthodox cemetery on the church's property …

May 28, 2014 7:45 pm

Temporary repairs on Mississippi Street to wrap in July

MERRILLVILLE | Work to smooth out Mississippi Street south of U.S. 30 is expected to start in coming weeks, Town Manager Bruce Spires said.

May 28, 2014 7:15 pm

Merrillville grants request for proposed charter school

MERRILLVILLE | The TRON/AGEK Educational Foundation has secured a location for a potential charter school in Merrillville.

May 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Korean pharmaceutical company could come to Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | To entice a Korean pharmaceutical company to open a production facility in Merrillville, town leaders are contemplating purchas…

May 27, 2014 9:20 pm

Merrillville wants infrastructure guarantees at Foxmoor

MERRILLVILLE | A developer is interested in building on lots in the stalled-out Foxmoor residential community.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am

Merrillville has difficulty collecting fines

MERRILLVILLE | Town legal advisers are examining several issues involving citations and fines issued for violations found during fire inspections.

May 25, 2014 12:16 pm

Proposal alarming to M'ville leaders

MERRILLVILLE | Multiple town leaders oppose a proposed method of encouraging businesses to pay Merrillville's annual alarm permit renewal fee.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

Merrillville acquires former Old Mill property

Merrillville acquires former Old Mill property

MERRILLVILLE | The former Old Mill pizza property has a new owner — the town of Merrillville.

May 22, 2014 9:15 pm Photos


Council to vote on charter school request Tuesday

MERRILLVILLE | Town councilmen have been asked to consider factors other than their opinions of charter schools when making a decision about a…

May 21, 2014 9:22 pm

Memorial tree plantings questioned; councilman walks out of meeting

MERRILLVILLE | Town Councilman Richard Hardaway walked out of Tuesday's meeting after memorial trees set to be planted in honor of his decease…

May 16, 2014 5:32 pm

Charter facilities dilute school funding, Lux warns M'ville council

MERRILLVILLE | As the Town Council continues to consider a special exception request for a proposed charter school, a former Merrillville scho…

May 14, 2014 6:07 pm

M'ville council considers incentives to land international company

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials haven't provided much information about an international company that is considering locating in Merrillville, b…

May 13, 2014 9:15 pm

M'ville subdivision could receive sanitary sewers from MCD

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Conservancy District is willing to expand sanitary sewer service in the Southmoor Park subdivision.

May 12, 2014 12:00 am

Bond helps land commercial venture on Calumet Avenue

DYER | The Economic Development Commission has approved a bond sale that will help a new health care facility locate in town.

May 12, 2014 12:00 am

Shudick wins in Ross Township race

ROSS TOWNSHIP | Ross Township Democrats want Joseph Shudick to continue serving as their trustee.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Munster rolls out heavy artillery

MUNSTER | Should the town ever encounter a dangerous armed conflict or hostage situation, police officers will be able to bring out the heavy …

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Two seek Ross trustee position

ROSS TOWNSHIP | The two Democratic candidates for Ross Township trustee are familiar with each other.

May 03, 2014 1:41 pm

Residents can apply for stormwater board seat

MERRILLVILLE | The town is seeking letters of interest from residents interested in serving on the Stormwater Management Board.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am

Merrillville board supports requests sought by businesses

MERRILLVILLE | It's taken more than a year, but plans for a new adult daycare facility are advancing in Merrillville.

April 27, 2014 7:00 pm

St. Sava plans Orthodox cemetery in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church plans to create an Orthodox cemetery on its property along Mississippi Street near 89th Avenue.

April 23, 2014 9:07 pm

M'ville may contribute to sewer project

MERRILLVILLE | Town leaders are examining what Merrillville can do to get a sanitary sewer expansion project started in the Southmoor Park sub…

April 22, 2014 9:30 pm

Merrillville council postpones charter school decision

MERRILLVILLE | Some Merrillville officials aren't ready to make a decision about a special exception request for the proposed Northwest Indian…

April 20, 2014 7:50 pm

Merrillville wants temporary fix on Mississippi Street

MERRILLVILLE | The bumps on Mississippi Street south of U.S. 30 in Merrillville could get smoothed out before the town starts a project to wid…

April 20, 2014 7:15 pm

M'ville stormwater board member to step down

MERRILLVILLE | A new member of Merrillville's Stormwater Management Board says he plans to leave the panel.

April 15, 2014 7:45 pm

Businesses showing interest in M'ville, officials say

MERRILLVILLE | New development could be coming to town.

April 12, 2014 8:45 pm

Dyer council narrowly backs South Shore funding

DYER |  The Town Council narrowly approved a resolution supporting the South Shore commuter rail extension Thursday, following some negative f…

April 11, 2014 7:58 pm

Merrillville examines funding options for roadwork

Merrillville examines funding options for roadwork

MERRILLVILLE | Town Councilman Tom Goralczyk is concerned about the rough condition of Taney Place.

April 09, 2014 7:30 pm Photos


M'ville council approves tax abatements, South Shore funding

MERRILLVILLE | The Town Council made multiple economic development decisions Tuesday night.

April 08, 2014 10:00 pm

M'ville stormwater board removes committees

MERRILLVILLE | The town's Stormwater Management Board has dissolved two controversial committees.

April 03, 2014 8:30 pm

M'ville commission recommends contribution to South Shore

MERRILLVILLE | It's likely Merrillville will contribute 22 percent of its county economic development income tax proceeds annually to the Sout…

April 01, 2014 9:00 pm

M'ville panel supports grants for school district

MERRILLVILLE | Town leaders have no objections to creating a program in which the Redevelopment Commission would provide grants to the Merrill…

March 30, 2014 8:00 pm

Merrillville buys Preserve property

MERRILLVILLE | In February, it appeared Merrillville would be unable to acquire more than 20 acres of property in the Preserve subdivision.

March 30, 2014 6:19 pm

Charter school receives BZA support

MERRILLVILLE | A new charter school could open this year in Merrillville.

March 29, 2014 7:25 pm

Pence on board with South Shore expansion

Pence on board with South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has put a $4 million exclamation point on years of work by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in buildin…

March 27, 2014 4:30 pm Photos



Merrillville receives tax abatement requests

MERRILLVILLE | The Town Council is contemplating tax abatement requests for two businesses planning projects in town.

March 24, 2014 8:30 pm

M'ville property ownership proposal would affect stormwater board president

MERRILLVILLE | A proposed ordinance that would require the town's board members and commissioners to own property in Merrillville would affect…

March 23, 2014 8:45 pm

Adopt project labor pacts, building trades union chief urges municipalities

Two Lake County municipalities have project labor agreement requirements for certain developments, and other local communities will be asked t…

March 22, 2014 10:00 pm

Water could be shut off to thousands; IURC backs Gary Sanitary District billing method

GARY | The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has affirmed a Gary Sanitary District billing practice whereby residents’ utility bill paymen…

March 21, 2014 6:30 pm

Merrillville reactivates K-9 unit

MERRILLVILLE | An anonymous donation has helped the Merrillville Police Department bring back its K-9 unit.

March 16, 2014 3:40 pm

Merrillville judge pursuing veterans treatment court

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville is in the early stages of establishing a veterans treatment court.

March 15, 2014 6:45 pm

About Merrillville

Town Hall

7820 Broadway Ave. Merrillville, IN 46410
Fax: 219.756.6170

Police Department

7820 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410
Emergency: 911
Non-emergency 219.769.3531
Administration: 219.769.3722
Crime Tip Hotline: 219.756.6180 ext. 54

Fire Department

26 W. 73rd Ave. Merrillville, IN 46410
Emergency: 911
Non-emergency 219.769.0004
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Parks & Recreation

5750 Tyler Place Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 219.980.5911

Lake County Public Library

1919 West 81st Avenue Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 219.769.3541

Merrillville Community School Corporation

6701 Delaware Street Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 219.650.5300

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