New Town Council Member
Melissa Robbins takes the oath of office and is the new Griffith Town Council member for Ward 4 in Griffith
Griffith Fire Dept Accepting Applications
The Town of Griffith Fire Department is accepting applications for firefighters.
Applications can be picked up at; Griffith Central Fire Station (130 N. Lafayette St) or downloaded online by clicking HERE.
The ice skating rink is now available for use in Central Park ** pending temperatures allow for the ice to freeze **.
The Griffith Parks now has a Facebook page. You can visit and LIKE their Facebook page by clicking HERE.
In 2017 the Griffith Neighborhood Crime Watch meetings will be held quarterly (January, April, July, and October). Make plans to attend our first meeting on January 19th at 7 pm in the Griffith Senior Center - 349 N. Indiana St. We will hear the latest crime statistics, and you will have the opportunity to voice any concerns you may have about safety in your neighborhood and reeive information on how to prepare yourself and family for emergencies. Officer Borgetti will be present to distribute information how you can apply to be part of our next Citizen's Police Academy. We will also have a K-9 presentation/information session with Corporal Gutierrrez and his K-9 partner Gino. All those in attendance will be automatically entered for a chance to win a door prize. Remember we will not have another meeting until April, so make plans to be there on January 19th. Hope to see you there!
You can vist and LIKE their Facebook page by clicking HERE.
Treasured Friends/Griffith Animal Control resume animal adoption weekends at PetSmart - 711 US Hwy 41 in Schererviille from 12 pm - 4 pm on both Saturdays and Sundays. They will have many dogs and cats who are eager to be with you in a loving home.
To see the dogs and cats currently available, please visit the following PetFinder pages by clicking HERE for Griffith Animal Control and HERE for Treasured Friends.
Town of Griffith Pet Tags are available from now through February 28th. 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.
The Griffith Town Council will meet on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Griffith Town Hall, 111 N Broad St., Griffith, IN 46319. A study session will be held at 6:30 p.m. before the meeting and one following if necessary.
John C. Volkmann
Town of Griffith
NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION OF THE BOARD OF SANITARY COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWN OF GRIFFITH SANITARY DISTRICT FOR THE GRIFFITH SANITARY DISTRICT TO ISSUE BONDS
Owners of real property within the Town of Griffith Sanitary District, Indiana (the “District”) and registered voters residing in the District, are hereby given notice that the Board of Sanitary Commissioners of the Town of Griffith Sanitary District (the “Board”), preliminarily determined, at a meeting held by the Board on January 5, 2017, (I) that a need exists for the construction and equipping of sewage works improvements (the “Project”), and (II) to finance all or a portion of the Project and all costs related thereto. The District proposes to finance all or a portion of the costs of the Project, together with the financing costs associated therewith and capitalized interest, through the issuance of bonds (the “Bonds”) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed Nine Million Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($9,750,000).
The proposed Bonds will have a final maturity no longer than twenty (20) years. The maximum estimated interest rate that will be paid in connection with the Bonds is five percent (5.0%) per annum, and the total estimated interest cost is $6,950,000, not taking into account any funds of the District available for capitalized interest. The District’s Pay 2016 debt service levy is $409,107 and its Pay 2016 debt service rate is $0.0305 per $100 of assessed valuation. If the District issues the Bonds, the estimated debt service levy of the District will increase by $705,493, to a total of $1,114,600, and the estimated maximum increase to the debt service rate will be $0.1654 per $100 of assessed valuation, to a total of $0.1959 per $100 of assessed valuation based on the Pay 2016 Certified Net Assessed Valuation of $540,648,854. However, with retirement of existing outstanding debt, the incremental tax impact is estimated to be zero.
Any owners of property located within the District or registered voters residing in the District who want to initiate a petition and remonstrance process against the issuance of the Bonds must file a petition with the Lake County Voter Registration Office within thirty days after the date of the publication of this notice in the manner provided by Indiana Code § 6-1.1-20-3.1.
BOARD OF SANITARY COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWN OF GRIFFITH SANITARY DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE - Correction From Earlier Notice
The Griffith Safety Board will now meet on the 4th Thursday of every month starting on Thursday February 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 p.m at Griffith Town Hall - 111 N. Broad St. The January 12th, 2017 meeting is cancelled.
The Town of Griffith, Indiana Announces Board Openings
The Town of Griffith, Indiana is accepting applications for the appointments to the following boards for current and future openings: Park Board, Safety Board, Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) and the Plan Commission. Interested parties should send a letter of interest and resume to the Griffith Town Hall, 111 N Broad Street, Griffith, IN 46319, Attn: Clerk Treasurer OR email email@example.com. Interested parties must live in Griffith and must also state their political affiliation.