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Merrillville Town Council

Troubled Rain Ultra Club closes

MERRILLVILLE | Rain Ultra Club is closed, and the Town Council has taken action to prohibit similar establishments from opening at the same location.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Proposed ordiance would put teeth in blighted buildings enforcement

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials are pursuing better results from Merrillville’s unsafe and blighted properties hearings by compelling the owners of troubled properties to attend hearings.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

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 the way town leaders initially envisioned.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

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

EDITORIAL: Town doesn't need to oversee group homes

Merrillville Town Council President Carol Miano said she is pursuing a new town ordinance that would require group homes to be registered. There are two main issues to resolve here.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am
Merrillville remembers 9/11

Merrillville remembers 9/11

The Merrillville Police and Fire Department Honor Guard presents the colors Tuesday during a 9/11 memorial service at Merrillville Town Hall.

September 11, 2012 8:00 pm
Merrillville remembers 9/11

Merrillville remembers 9/11

Participants hold candles during a vigil Tuesday that was part of Merrillville's 9/11 memorial service.

September 11, 2012 8:00 pm
M'ville Town Council says yes to $100-per-apartment unit registration fee

M'ville Town Council says yes to $100-per-apartment unit registration fee

Property owner Roger Merritt addresses the Merrillville Town Council on Tuesday about the proposed $100 annual fee for residential rental units. The council approved the fee during a meeting at Merrillville Town Hall.

July 10, 2012 10:00 pm
M'ville Town Council says yes to $100-per-apartment unit registration fee

M'ville Town Council says yes to $100-per-apartment unit registration fee

Merrillville Town Administrator Howard Fink addresses questions Tuesday from Indiana Apartment Association Executive Director Lynn Sullivan about the proposed $100 annual fee for residential rental units during a meeting at Town Hall.

July 10, 2012 10:00 pm
M'ville Town Council says yes to $100-per-apartment unit registration fee

M'ville Town Council says yes to $100-per-apartment unit registration fee

Mark Conover, Indiana Apartment Association director of public relations, addresses the Merrillville Town Council on Tuesday about the proposed $100 annual fee for residential rental units.

July 10, 2012 10:00 pm
M'ville Town Council says yes to $100-per-apartment unit registration fee

M'ville Town Council says yes to $100-per-apartment unit registration fee

The Merrillville Town Council listens to comments Tuesday about the proposed $100 annual fee for residential rental units from attorney Christopher D. Oakes, who represents several Merrillville landlords, at Town Hall. The council approved the ordinance by a 4-2 vote.

July 10, 2012 10:00 pm
M'ville Town Council says yes to $100-per-apartment unit registration fee

M'ville Town Council says yes to $100-per-apartment unit registration fee

MERRILLVILLE | An attorney representing six local apartment complexes plans to challenge a new town ordinance.

July 10, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Most Lake communities claim no commitment to trash-to-ethanol

Most Lake communities claim no commitment to trash-to-ethanol

Municipal support for Lake County's trash-to-ethanol proposal does not appear as strong as proponents of the project have claimed, a Times survey of city and town leaders shows.

April 14, 2012 8:55 pm
MARK KIESLING: Ownership, not race, is the key to a better town

MARK KIESLING: Ownership, not race, is the key to a better town

The decision last week by the Merrillville Town Council to put a moratorium on the construction of new apartment buildings was wise leadership.

July 31, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Insurance benefits council, not town

Merrillville Town Council members have been complaining about tight finances, concerned about how to pay the town's bills in the face of property tax caps and lower collection rates. Yet they voted last week to continue providing insurance coverage to themselves.

July 06, 2011 12:00 am

16 candidates elect not to run

CROWN POINT | The May 3 ballot will be shorter by 16 names because of Democratic candidates choosing at the last minute to withdraw rather than face the voters, according to county election officials.

February 21, 2011 10:04 am

11 now vying for Gary mayor

CROWN POINT | Jack Lieske became the 10th Democrat Tuesday to join the field of candidates for Gary mayor.

February 15, 2011 6:00 pm

Dems choose Miano for M'ville council seat

MERRILLVILLE | With a unanimous vote and a round of applause, Carol Miano was chosen Saturday by fellow Democrats to fill a vacant seat on the Merrillville Town Council.

January 23, 2011 12:00 am
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