Merrillville Town Council
MERRILLVILLE | About two years after acquiring property to create a park to honor local unions, the town has earmarked funding for the project.
MERRILLVILLE | Rain Ultra Club is closed, and the Town Council has taken action to prohibit similar establishments from opening at the same location.
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.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | The TRON/AGEK Educational Foundation has secured a location for a potential charter school in Merrillville.
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.
The Merrillville Police and Fire Department Honor Guard presents the colors Tuesday during a 9/11 memorial service at Merrillville Town Hall.
Participants hold candles during a vigil Tuesday that was part of Merrillville's 9/11 memorial service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | An attorney representing six local apartment complexes plans to challenge a new town ordinance.
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.
The decision last week by the Merrillville Town Council to put a moratorium on the construction of new apartment buildings was wise leadership.
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | Jack Lieske became the 10th Democrat Tuesday to join the field of candidates for Gary mayor.
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.
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