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Hammond Village Board
February 5, 2015
Make way for a primary in Hammond
A primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 17 is a certainty for the Hammond Village Board races. Three residents turned in candidacy papers for village president. Eight residents declared their candidacy for the three open village trustee positions. Deadline for declaring candidacy was...
February 5, 2015 - 10:41am
Candidates identified for spring elections
Election season is upon us. Ballots are set for the April 7 election in many area municipalities, and at least one municipality will have a primary on Feb. 17. Municipalities that use a caucus process to nominate candidates have until Jan. 27 to complete that process. The...
February 5, 2015 - 10:06am
January 29, 2015
Hammond residents seek answers for police department raises
Residents packed the Hammond Village Hall for Monday night’s board meeting, many of whom wanted answers as to the reasons for the police department employees’ recent wage increases and bonuses. Another question asked by residents was: How is the village going to pay for those...
January 29, 2015 - 11:04am
January 14, 2015
New pull track may soon be a reality in Hammond
The village owns seven acres in the industrial park between Loparex’s second building and the village holding ponds, just off Ridgeway. The community gardens are already there, but what if the village used the space for more than that? That was the question Village Trustee and...
January 14, 2015 - 11:05am
December 4, 2014
Village employee to receive thousands in back pay
The Hammond Village Board must find a way to pay Lead Buildings, Grounds, Streets and Parks employee Bob Trudell $3,019.20 in back overtime pay for 90.5 hours of Village Board meetings he was required to attend from May 2012 through July 2013. The board voted 3-1 at its meeting Monday,...
December 4, 2014 - 11:26am
November 13, 2014
Village Board criticizes press
Many Hammond Village Board members don’t like how the board is portrayed in the press and are looking for ways to improve communication with residents and area newspapers, according to comments and requests made by trustees at Monday night’s board meeting. “It is what it...
November 13, 2014 - 11:20am
October 30, 2014
He said, she said: Hammond trustee’s closed-session comment is being investigated
The uproar stemming from a comment allegedly made concerning a citizen in a Sept. 29 closed session meeting of the Hammond Village Board came to a head at Monday night’s meeting during a lengthy, heated public comment time. Resident Del Werner opened the public comments by asking...
October 30, 2014 - 11:07am
School referendum questions answered
After a 45-minute public comment debate concerning alleged comments made in a Sept. 29 closed session meeting about a Hammond citizen, the Hammond Village Board took up the business scheduled for the evening, starting with hearing a presentation by Town of Warren resident and Roberts...
October 30, 2014 - 10:59am
October 16, 2014
Police Review Board drops open records complaint
The Hammond Village Board voted Monday night to reimburse Police Chief Rick Coltrain for his attorney fees in connection with a Sept. 5 open records request complaint filed by a citizen. Coltrain said the bill he received from his attorney, Andrew Nelson of Hudson, for the month...
October 16, 2014 - 10:35am
October 15, 2014
Brecht resigns over trustee behavior; Ward appointed
Hammond Village Board members kept mum Monday night as Trustee Sandy Brecht read her letter of resignation during the public comment time, relinquishing...
October 15, 2014 - 11:16am
October 2, 2014
Taxidermy school looks to set up shop
While he’s not exactly sure what type of building he envisions for his taxidermy school and studio, Rick Holm is hopeful his dream will reach...
October 2, 2014 - 12:17pm
Renovation project finally gets green light
Hammond Community Library director Michelle Johnson and several members of the newly formed Friends of the Library group were thrilled Monday night when the Hammond Village Board unanimously voted to give the group the green light to begin planning and fundraising for the library...
October 2, 2014 - 12:15pm
Police Review Board will hire attorney; resident calls for trustee resignations
After hearing comments from Hammond Police Review Board Chairperson Erin McComb and resident Tony Endres Monday night, the Hammond Village Board unanimously approved authorizing the hiring of an attorney to advise the police board in regards to an open records request complaint filed...
October 2, 2014 - 12:13pm
September 25, 2014
Do we or do we not hire an attorney? Resident claims open records laws violated
“Every time I drive through town I am just waiting to see a police car in my rearview mirror, and getting pulled over and harassed,” said Hammond resident Tony Endres. This strong statement was made at a meeting of the Hammond Police Review Board on Wednesday, Sept. 1, which...
September 25, 2014 - 11:09am
September 11, 2014
Davis street remodel possible in 2015
Village trustees are looking into completing the second half of the Davis Street project in 2015 and asked village financial advisor Brian Reilly of Ehlers Inc. if that idea is feasible financially at Monday night’s meeting. According to Greg Adams of Ayres Engineers, the estimated...
September 11, 2014 - 12:24pm