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Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergency:
Police: 219-924-3141
Fire: 219-924-3151

Town Hall:
111 North Broad Street
Griffith, IN 46319
Phone: 219-924-7500

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News and Announcements
Indiana DNR Special Events Calendar [read more...] Click to view more
The Times Article On Out Of District Students Click to view more
The Times Article On Griffith High School Basketball Players Click to view more
The Times Story On Board Appointments Click to view more
The Times - Commentary on YMCA Click to view more
the Times Story On Town Council Click to view more
The Times Story On New Brewery In Griffith Click to view more
The Times Article On New Griffith High School Athletic Director Click to view more
The Times Article On Region Activities Click to view more
Commentary In The Times From Chief Mance Click to view more
The Times Article On Lindberg St Click to view more
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Last updated: 02-01-2015 04:35 PM
Events
2015-02-01 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-02-02 Red Cross Blood Drive - Merrillville - 12 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-02-02 Red Cross Blood Drive - East Chicago - 9 am - 2 pm Click to view more
2015-02-02 Library - Kids Art Club - 6 pm - 7 pm Click to view more
2015-02-03 Town Council Meeting - 7:00 p.m Click to view more
2015-02-03 Red Cross Blood Drive - Highland - 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2015-02-03 Library - Paper Creations - 1 pm - 2:30 pm Click to view more
2015-02-03 High School Career Night - Hammond - 5 pm - 7 pm Click to view more
2015-02-03 Library - 4 and 5 Year Old Story Hour - 1 pm - 2 pm Click to view more
2015-02-04 EDC Meeting - 7:30 PM Click to view more
2015-02-04 Redevelopment Commission Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Click to view more
2015-02-04 Red Cross Blood Drive - Hammond - 2 pm - 7 pm Click to view more
2015-02-04 Red Cross Blood Drive - Hammond - 10 am - 2 pm Click to view more
2015-02-04 Library - Storylovers Book - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2015-02-04 Library - Storylovers Morning Group - 10:30 am - 11:30 am Click to view more
2015-02-04 Library - 2 and 3 Year Old Story Hour - 10:30 am - 11:15 am Click to view more
2015-02-05 NIRPC - Environmental Mgmt Policy Cmte - 9 am Click to view more
2015-02-05 Red Cross Blood Drive - Crown Point - 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2015-02-05 Library - T A B Mtg - 3:45 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-02-05 Library -Scrabble Night - 6 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-02-06 VFW Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-02-07 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-02-07 The Hi-Rail Modular Train Club Show- 10 am - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-02-07 Library - Saturday Scrappers - 11 am - 4:30 pm Click to view more
2015-02-08 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-02-08 The Hi-Rail Modular Train Club Show- 10 am - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-02-09 Park Board Meeting - 7:00 pm Click to view more
2015-02-09 Fire Department Meeting - 7:30 pm Click to view more
2015-02-09 Library - My Click to view more
2015-02-10 V.E.S.T. Meeting - 7:00 PM Click to view more
2015-02-10 Lake County Council Meeting - 10 am Click to view more
2015-02-10 NIRPC - Trans Policy Cmte - 9 am Click to view more
2015-02-10 Library - Great Book Discussion - 6:30 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-02-11 Plan Commission Meeting - 7pm Click to view more
2015-02-11 Little Cal River Basin Development Mtg - 6 pm Click to view more
2015-02-11 Library - Cool Science Experiments for Teens - 3:45 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-02-12 Sanitary Board Meeting - 4:30 PM Click to view more
2015-02-12 School Board Meeting - 7:30 pm Click to view more
2015-02-12 Safety Board Meeting - 7:00 PM Click to view more
2015-02-13 VFW Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-02-14 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-02-14 YMCA Parents Night Out - 6 pm - 10 pm Click to view more
2015-02-15 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-02-17 Town Council Meeting - 7 PM Click to view more
2015-02-17 Library - 4 and 5 Year Old Story Hour - 1 pm - 2 pm Click to view more
2015-02-17 Library - Blood Pressure Screening - 10 am - 12:30 pm Click to view more
2015-02-17 Library - Gardening Class - 7 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-02-18 EMS Meeting - 6:00 pm Click to view more
2015-02-18 Library - 2 and 3 Year Old Story Hour - 10:30 am - 11:15 am Click to view more
2015-02-18 library - Wednesday Movie Matinee - 2 pm - 4:05 pm Click to view more
2015-02-19 Lake County Solid Waste Mgmt Mtg - 7:00 PM Click to view more
2015-02-19 Storm Water Board Meeting - 4:00 PM Click to view more
2015-02-19 NIRPC - Board Mtg - 9 am Click to view more
2015-02-19 Library - History Through Music with Scott Larson - 6:30 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-02-20 VFW Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-02-21 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-02-21 American Legion - Tacos and Tosdadas - 5 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-02-21 The Hi-Rail Modular Train Club Show- 10 am - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-02-22 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-02-22 The Hi-Rail Modular Train Club Show- 10 am - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-02-23 Library - Book Buddies - 4 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-02-23 Library - Moon Called Book Discussion - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Click to view more
2015-02-24 Library - Great Book Discussion - 6:30 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-02-25 BZA Meeting - 7:00 pm Click to view more
2015-02-26 NIRPC - Ped, Pedal, Paddle - 1:30 pm Click to view more
2015-02-26 Imagine Griffith Meeting - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2015-02-26 Library - Teen Graphic Novel Book Club - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2015-02-27 VFW Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-02-28 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-02-28 Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation Event - 6 pm - 11 pm Click to view more
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Last updated: 02-01-2015 04:35 PM
Featured Articles
Town of Griffith Snow Removal and Parking Town of Griffith Snow Removal and Parking

With measurable snow a soon to be reality, we thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of Griffith's snow related ordinances governing snow removal and parking.

Ordinance 74-159 Street Work and Snow Removal:

(a) Street work. The public works department is given the power to post temporary signs reading "No Parking, Street Work" along any street which he intends to sweep, clear, or work within the succeeding 24 hours. The public works department shall post every street that it intends to work with the signs prior to 4:00 p.m. of the preceding day. All vehicles shall be removed before 7:00 a.m. of the day the street is to be worked. Any vehicle which is illegally parked after 7:00 a.m. of the day the street is to be worked may be towed away in the manner provided in section 74-51(a).

(b) Snow removal. No person shall cause snow to be shoveled, plowed or otherwise placed or spread upon any public place or way (street, alley or sidewalk, but not limiting the generality thereof), in such manner as to obstruct same or interfere in any way with the free and unhindered use thereof by the public.

(c) Snow removal—Parking. No person shall park any vehicle on any street or highway within the corporate limits of the town when there is one inch or more of snow on the street surface. Street and/or highway parking shall be prohibited until the snow is removed. Any vehicle so parked in violation of this paragraph shall be removed from the street as an abandoned vehicle in accordance with section 74-51(a) without notice. The registered owner of any such vehicle shall be subject to fine as provided in sections 2-159 and 2-160 (Code 1984, § 72.29(A), (C); Ord. No. 97-2, 2-4-97)

Written: 12-11-2013 12:00 AM
Building and Development Director

The Town of Griffith is seeking an individual to serve in the newly created position of Building and Development Director. The ideal candidate will be a professional with experience in building codes and inspection, zoning and planning, municipal permitting, licensing, review and development of comprehensive land use plans, state and federal regulations, economic development activities and must also have the ability to manage the department and its staff. The Building and Development Director will report to the Griffith Town Council. Click HERE for full job description and details to apply

Written: 01-07-2015 12:00 AM

Griffith Park Reservations Griffith Park Reservations

Thinking about having a celebration or party in 2015 and want to have it in a park, if so please consider it having it at one of Griffith's Parks (Cheever, South Park, Central).

Griffith residents can make reservations now through February 28th. After that date, reservations will be open to everyone.

Rates and more info can be found HERE. To make a reservation or if you have questions, please contact the Park Department at 219-922-3078.

Written: 01-07-2015 12:00 AM
Written by RB

Looking To Adopt A Loving Friend?

Written: 01-19-2015 12:00 AM

Pet Tags Pet Tags

Pet Tags are available from now through February 27th. The cost is $5 for neutered and $7 for non-neutered animals. Starting March 1st, a $10 penalty will be assessed. Please stop by the Clerk's Office at 111 N. Broad St to purchase the tag. Please remember to bring official paperwork showing a current rabies vaccination.

Written: 01-19-2015 12:00 AM

Alley and Christmas Tree Information

 

The Griffith Public Works would like to advise everyone with newly resurfaced alleys NOT to place salt or similar ice melt products on the surface. This recommendation comes from the manufacturer of the product that has been put in place in your alley.

With regards to old Christmas Trees, Republic Services WILL haul your old tress away however ONLY if you have placed them directly next to your blue Republic Refuse container on garbage pick-up days.

Written: 01-07-2015 10:27 AM

Need A Room For A Meeting? Need A Room For A Meeting?

The Griffith Community Room at the Griffith YMCA is available by reservation for Sports team meetings, sign ups, club meetings, scrapbook and quilting or knitting groups. Please call the Y at 750-1082 and request the community room office.

Written: 01-07-2015 10:27 AM

THANK YOU FOR BEING SO GENEROUS

With all of your help we raised a total of $897 for the Griffith Emergency Services fund. That is in addition to all of the food and toys collected (pictures of that haul soon). Your generosity is incredible. A special thanks to the following: Jedi's, Culver's, the Rotary, Bridges Scoreboard, the Chamber of Commerce, TD's Pizza, the Grindhouse, Lady's Gourmet Popcorn, the YMCA, Aurelio's, the modular Train Club, Strack & VT, Accucraft Imaging, Bullfrog Construction, Leber Construction, every business that bought trees, and of course, you. This collage shows the food and toys collected by the Imagine Griffith Holiday Event, the Chamber Holiday Event, the Griffith Schools, and several churches and social organizations. Children won't wake to an empty Christmas morning -- not in our town.

Written: 12-13-2014 12:00 AM

Northwest Regional SWAT TEAM Northwest Regional SWAT TEAM

The Northwest Regional SWAT Team (which the Town of Griffith Police Dept has members in) is asking for assistance in the purchase of new equipment to help protect and serve the residents of Lake County which total over 200,000 residents over 130 square miles. To get more information on how you can help make a tax-deductible donation, please click http://cms.ngsltd.com/opencms/opencms/griffith/police-dept/Northwest_Regional_SWAT_Team/nrst_donations.pdf to see their request letter. Thank you.

Written: 12-13-2014 12:00 AM

Hi-Rail Model Train Exhibit

Free - Open to the Public - For young and old!

Hi-Rail Modular Train Club train exhibit at Franklin Center, on:

Show Hours: Saturdays 10:00 AM - 5:00PM   Sundays 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Free Admission and Open To The Public
February 7th & 8th
February 21st & 22nd
March 7th & 8th
March 21st 22nd
April 4th & 18th & 19th

Enter at door G which is near the corner of Broad and Lake Streets.

Check out their website at http://www.hirailmodulartrainclub.com/

Written: 07-28-2014 12:00 AM
Ice Skating At Central Park

The Town of Griffith would like to remind our residents that ice skating is available in Central Park near the NE side (volleyball court area) ** pending temperatures allow for the ice to freeze **.  We encourage you to please share your opinion on this activity being available to robert.bubala@griffith.in.gov (Park Board President).

Written: 07-28-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith YMCA Sign Language Class

Written: 01-20-2015 02:35 PM

Police Crime Statistics

Written: 01-20-2015 03:32 PM

Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Fundraiser

To view the entire flier, please click HERE.

Written: 01-20-2015 08:08 PM

Thinking of adopting a cat or dog? Thinking of adopting a cat or dog?

Are you considering adopting a cat or a dog? If so, please consider an animal from the Griffith Animal Control Dept. To see a list of animals looking for a good home, please click HERE.

Thank you.

Written: 01-20-2015 08:08 PM

FEMA Flood Map Information


Please click HERE to get information about FEMA and Flood Mapping.

To see the appeal letter that was written by the Town Council, please click HERE.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM

CodeRed Alert System CodeRed Alert System

The Town of Griffith is utilizing a notification system called CodeRED to notify residents of critical situations that may be occurring in town, emergencies, to make announcements, etc.  If you would like to receive notifications please click HERE.

[read more...] Written: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM

Upcoming YMCA Sports Opportunities


Have you considered wanting to play in an adult's basketball or volleyball league or have a child interested in playing soccer? If so, check out what the YMCA has to offer:

Children's Soccor, click HERE.
Adult Volleyball, click HERE
Men's Basketball, click HERE
General Sports Calendar, click HERE

Written: 01-07-2015 02:21 PM

Homework Hotline Information Homework Hotline Information

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students.

  • Tutors help students in grades 6-12.
  • 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday - Thursday
  • September - May

Call toll free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE.

The program is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Written: 01-07-2015 02:21 PM
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