Public Works Department
VALPARAISO | It might be cold and snowy again today, but the recent break in the frigid weather is breaking the hold the frost has had on the ground, including beneath the roads.
VALPARAISO | Assuming Public Works Director Matt Evans is right and it won't continue to snow forever, the problem becomes one of dealing with the damage to the streets.
VALPARAISO | The public works department needs to find a way to get rid of 30 years of accumulated street sweepings.
VALPARAISO | When they aren't plowing fresh snow from the streets, Valparaiso city crews are pushing back the old snow or hauling it away to make room for the next storm.
HOMEWOOD | The Village Board gave its approval to purchase extra road salt and calcium chloride to ensure the Public Works Department has ample supplies to keep village streets clear of snow and ice during the winter months.
VALPARAISO | You know it's been a tough winter when even Santa loses his head.
VALPARAISO | After a decade in office, Mayor Jon Costas said Valparaiso has evolved "from good to great," but he sees the city's future bringing "opportunity like never before."
VALPARAISO | With another big snow predicted for the area, Valparaiso Public Works Director Matt Evans provided residents with a refresher course on snow plow protocol.
VALPARAISO | One month into winter and the city already has used almost as much salt as it did all last winter.
VALPARAISO | Monday was the groundbreaking ceremony for Valparaiso's new public works department campus, but they already have penciled in Councilman Bob Taylor as the one to wield the scissors at the fall grand opening ribbon cutting.
VALPARAISO | The city will be catching up from last week's polar vortex snow and cold for months to come.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is announcing changes in the Hammond Sewer and Public Works departments.
MUNSTER | A ruptured gas service line to a home was repaired Tuesday in about 1.5 hours, a NIPSCO official said.
VALPARAISO | Despite getting more than 40 bids for the variety of work needed to build the new public works department campus, the city will seek more bids in four areas.
VALPARAISO | Ann Brugos, of the city's Public Works Department, was appointed to a three-year term on the 15-member board of directors of the Indiana Urban Forestry Council.
VALPARAISO | Plans for the city's new public works campus are expected to be ready to submit for bids in about a week, and Public Works Director Matt Evans hopes the cost leaves room to include a rain harvesting system.
VALPARAISO | Get your treehugging/planting clothes on and celebrate National NeighborWoods Month by volunteering to join the city's Shade Brigade at a pair of tree plantings Saturday and Oct. 5.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has named the top two positions in the consolidated public works department.
HAMMOND | Effective Jan. 1, the city will consolidate four departments into the Department of Public Works if the move is approved by the City Council.
VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board approved a 2014 budget Tuesday that included 3 percent raises for all employees.
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