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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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Indiana DNR Special Events Calendar [read more...] Click to view more
2014 DNR Fishing Guide Available Click to view more
The Times on US 30 Roadwork Click to view more
The Times Article On Road/Alley Projects Click to view more
The Times Article On The Cady Marsh Ditch Click to view more
Griffith Grinners 4H Club Wins Event Click to view more
The Times Article On Griffith Football Click to view more
The Times Story On Griffith Soccer Click to view more
The Times Story on Griffith Central Market Click to view more
The Times Story On Griffith Fall Events Click to view more
The Times Story on Griffith YMCA Click to view more
The Times Story On Griffith Schools Click to view more
The Times Article On The Griffith Grinners 4H Club Click to view more
The Times Article On Flood Insurance Mandate Click to view more
The Times Story On New Football Field Click to view more
The Times Article On Town Council Meeting 8/19 Click to view more
The Times Story On The Tank Click to view more
The Times Article On Crime Mapping Click to view more
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Last updated: 09-02-2014 08:39 PM
Events
2014-09-02 Town Council Meeting - 7:00 p.m Click to view more
2014-09-02 Library - Kids and Grandparents Time - 7 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-09-03 EDC Meeting - 7:30 PM Click to view more
2014-09-03 VFW Post 9982 Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-09-03 Library - Storylovers Morning Group - 10:30 am - 12pm Click to view more
2014-09-03 Library - Storytime for 2 and 3 year olds - 10:30 am - 11:15 am Click to view more
2014-09-04 NIRPC - Environmental Mgmt Mtg - 9 am Click to view more
2014-09-04 Red Cross Blood Drive - Crown Point - 12 pm - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-04 Library - Thursday Threaders - 10:30 am - 12 pm Click to view more
2014-09-04 New Friends 50 Plus - 6 pm - 8:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-05 Garbage Picked Delayed To Today Click to view more
2014-09-05 VFW Post 9982 Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-09-05 Lake County Parks - Songbird Finding - Hammond - 9:30 am - 12 pm Click to view more
2014-09-05 VFW Post 9982 Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-09-05 Griffith Central Market - 3 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-09-06 Red Cross Blood Drive - Merrillville - 8 am - 12 pm Click to view more
2014-09-06 Animal Adoption Day - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-09-06 Library - Saturday Scrappers - 11 am - 1 pm Click to view more
2014-09-07 Local Heroes for Little Hereos Childhood Cancer Walk - 2 pm Click to view more
2014-09-07 Red Cross Blood Drive - Hobart - 11 am - 2 pm Click to view more
2014-09-07 Animal Adoption Day - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-09-08 Park Board Meeting - 7:00 pm Click to view more
2014-09-08 Fire Department Meeting - 7:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-08 Red Cross Blood Drive - Merrillville - 12 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
2014-09-08 Library - Mystery Loves Company - 1 pm - 2 pm Click to view more
2014-09-09 V.E.S.T. Meeting - 7:00 PM Click to view more
2014-09-09 Library - Food and Climate Discussion - 6:30 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-09-09 Lake County Council Meeting - 10 am Click to view more
2014-09-09 NIRPC - Transportation Policy Cmte Mtg - 9 am Click to view more
2014-09-10 Plan Commission Meeting - 7pm Click to view more
2014-09-10 SPECIAL DATE AND LOCATION Redevelopment Commission Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Click to view more
2014-09-10 Red Cross Blood Drive - Munster - 2 pm - 4:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-10 Little Cal River Basin Development Mtg - 6 pm Click to view more
2014-09-11 Griffith School Board Meeting - 7:30 PM Click to view more
2014-09-11 Library - Thursday Threaders - 10:30 am - 12 pm Click to view more
2014-09-11 Red Cross Blood Drive - Gary - 9 am - 3 pm Click to view more
2014-09-11 New Friends 50 Plus - 6 pm - 8:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-11 Safety Board Meeting - 7:00 PM Click to view more
2014-09-11 13 Year Anniversary Of The 9/11 Attacks Click to view more
2014-09-12 Griffith High School Football At Home Vs Lowell - 7 pm Click to view more
2014-09-12 Griffith Central Market - 3 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-09-13 Griffith Public Safety Day - 11 am - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-09-13 Animal Adoption Day - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-09-14 Animal Adoption Day - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-09-14 Red Cross Blood Drive - Munster - 8 am - 1 pm Click to view more
2014-09-14 Red Cross Blood Drive - Sauk Village - 9 am - 1 pm Click to view more
2014-09-15 GSEC Monthly Meeting - 7 pm Click to view more
2014-09-15 Library - Lego Mania - 4 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
2014-09-15 Library - Gardening Class - 7 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-09-15 Red Cross Blood Drive - Schererville - 1 pm - 6 pm Click to view more
2014-09-15 Red Cross Blood Drive - Merrillville - 12 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
2014-09-16 Town Council Meeting - 7 PM Click to view more
2014-09-16 Library - Paper Creations - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-16 Library - Preschool Story Hour - 1 pm - 2 pm Click to view more
2014-09-16 Library - Blood Pressure Screenings - 10:30 am - 12 pm Click to view more
2014-09-17 EMS Meeting - 6:00 pm Click to view more
2014-09-17 Library - Storytime for 2 and 3 year olds - 10:30 am - 11:15 am Click to view more
2014-09-17 Library - Afternoon Movie - 2 pm - 3:55 pm Click to view more
2014-09-18 Lake County Solid Waste Mgmt Mtg - 7:00 PM Click to view more
2014-09-18 Sanitary Board Meeting - 4:30 PM Click to view more
2014-09-18 Storm Water Board Meeting - 4:00 PM Click to view more
2014-09-18 Library - Thursday Threaders - 10:30 am - 12 pm Click to view more
2014-09-18 NIRPC - Executive Board Mtg - 9 am Click to view more
2014-09-18 New Friends 50 Plus - 6 pm - 8:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-19 Red Cross Blood Drive - Crown Point - 11 am - 3 pm Click to view more
2014-09-19 Griffith Central Market - 3 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-09-20 Lake County Hazardous Waste Drop-Off - Munster - 9 am - 2 pm Click to view more
2014-09-20 Griffith High School Baseball Alumni Game - 6 pm Click to view more
2014-09-20 Animal Adoption Day - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-09-20 Red Cross Blood Drive - Merrillville - 8 am - 12 pm Click to view more
2014-09-21 Animal Adoption Day - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-09-22 Red Cross Blood Drive - Merrillville - 12 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
2014-09-22 Red Cross Blood Drive - Hobart - 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-23 Library - Food and Climate Discussion - 6:30 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-09-24 BZA Meeting - 7:00 pm Click to view more
2014-09-25 Library - Thursday Threaders - 10:30 am - 12 pm Click to view more
2014-09-25 Library - Graphic Book Club - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-25 NIRPC - Ped, Pedal, Paddle - 1:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-25 Imagine Griffith Meeting - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-25 New Friends 50 Plus - 6 pm - 8:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-26 Griffith Central Market - 3pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-09-27 Animal Adoption Day - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-09-27 Boy Scouts Craft Festival - 10 am - 5 pm Click to view more
2014-09-27 Red Cross Blood Drive - Crown Point - 9 am - 2 pm Click to view more
2014-09-28 Animal Adoption Day - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-09-28 Boy Scouts Craft Festival - 10 am - 4 pm Click to view more
2014-09-29 Library - Book Buddies - 4 pm - 5:30 pm Click to view more
2014-09-29 Red Cross Blood Drive - Merrillville - 12 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
2014-09-30 Library - School Supply Teen Craft - 6:30 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2014-09-30 Red Cross Blood Drive - Hammond - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Click to view more
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Last updated: 09-02-2014 08:39 PM
Featured Articles
Town of Griffith Pavement Condition and Construction Town of Griffith Pavement Condition and Construction


Recently the Town has began work on a large project to repave many roads and alleys. To view the UPDATED map of the conditions and status, please click HERE.

Thank you for your patience as we help rebuild your town and have a great day!

Written: 07-12-2014 12:00 AM
Volunteers Needed



Griffith Special Events Committee is need of volunteers to help with their upcoming events - Creepy Crawler at Central Park on September 18th and the Halloween Show on October 31st. If you are interested in helping at one or both of these events, or would like to assist next year with the 4th of July Parade and/or Symphony in the Park, please contact Julie Anderson at mander6668@scbcglobal.net or text/call her cell at (219)718-9831. Thanks!

Written: 08-21-2014 01:53 PM

Griffith Animal Shelter Raises Funds with 5k Race

 



The Griffith Animal Shelter was able to raise over $2300 for their needs from the Running up the Scoreboard 5k race held on Aug 7. A big thank you to Jeff and Scott Bridges for their generosity and sponsorship of the race.

Over 100 runners participated in the event.

Written: 08-21-2014 01:53 PM

4th of July Parade- Winners 4th of July Parade- Winners

The Griffith Special Events Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the annual 4th of July Parade. Listed below are the winners:

1st Place - Hope Church

2nd Place - Mustang Hockey

3rd Place - St. Timothy's Episcopal Church

Thank you again to everyone who participated in the parade and we hope we will see you again at our parade in 2015!

Written: 08-09-2014 12:00 AM

Lake County Library Information Lake County Library Information

Want to know more about what is going on at the Lake County libraries? If so, click HERE.

Written: 08-09-2014 12:00 AM

Statement From Grififth Police Chief Mance Statement From Grififth Police Chief Mance

Police Chief Asks Residents to Be Vigilante in Locking Unattended Vehicles and Reporting Suspicious People

Although some arrests have been made in the recent past, thefts from unlocked vehicles remain an issue that the Griffith Police Department is working hard to combat.  To assist the police department in this mission, we are asking that all citizens report any suspicious circumstances that they observe as these incidents are sporadic but often widespread.  In addition, we are asking that people keep any valuables stored in their vehicles free from sight and that a conscious effort be made in locking vehicles when left unattended.  

Chief Gregory S. Mance
Griffith Police Department
219.924.7503

Written: 08-09-2014 12:00 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: 08-09-2014 12:00 AM

Senior Center Rental and Group Information Senior Center Rental and Group Information

Are you considering having an indoor party at a facility that can house up to 64?  If so, please call the Senior Center at 219-924-1405 for more information on pricing and availability.

Do you know of any seniors who are looking for something to do?  Why not join the many seniors who participate in pinochle, bridge, book club, lunch and many other special events.  For more information on event dates please call 219-924-1405.

Written: 08-09-2014 12:00 AM

Compiled Police Reports Available For Viewing Compiled Police Reports Available For Viewing

Want to see crime reports for the town? If so, please click HERE

Written: 08-09-2014 12:00 AM

Bridge Closure - Arbogast Bridge Closure - Arbogast

August 29, 2014 UPDATE

Griffith Residents residing in the vicinity of the North Arbogast Avenue Bridge spanning the Cady Marsh Ditch.

Beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014 there may be times that the Contractor for the Arbogast Avenue Bridge replacement project will be working 24 hours a day for a period of 4 to 5 days.  Due to the frequent rain events we have been experiencing, this is necessary to get the project back on schedule for completion during this construction season.  If significant rain events occur during this period, the duration could be extended.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we work to get Arbogast Avenue reopened as soon as possible.

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Due to emergency maintenance repairs, the Arbogast bridge over the Cady Marsh Ditch will be closed until further notice. Detour streets will be Colfax Avenue to the east and Broad Street to the west.

Written: 05-12-2014 12:00 AM

West Nile Information West Nile Information

The Town of Griffith has been informed by the Lake County Health Department that a sample of mosquitoes collected at Colfax and Main St in Griffith was reported positive for West Nile Virus by the Indiana State Department of Health Lab. Griffith Public Works Director Rick Konopasek stated that the town's efforts to control mosquitoes includes placing pellets in standing water to kill larvae before they hatch, as well as, weekly spraying of the town. The town encourages all residents to take precautions when mosquitoes are prevalent and those individuals who may be sick, elderly or very young should wear protective clothing and take extra care not to be bitten by any mosquitoes.  Any questions can be directed to the Griffith Public Works Department or the Lake County Health Department.  

For more information on how to prevent West Nile please click HERE.

Written: 07-25-2014 12:00 AM

Message from Griffith Police Dept and Griffith Crime Watch Message from Griffith Police Dept and Griffith Crime Watch

Graffiti is vandalism that scars our community, hurts property values, and diminishes our quality of life. To combat this crime and to maintain the beauty of our Town, the Town of Griffith offers free graffiti removal services to both public and private property owners.

To help us make this program a success, we ask that all of our residents and visitors to be on the look-out for any graffiti, on public or private property, and to report any observed instances to the Griffith Police Department at (219) 924-7503. 

Once notified of the vandalism a police report will be generated and that report will be forwarded to the Griffith Parks Department.  After receiving the report, the Griffith Parks Department’s trained employees will immediately remove graffiti from public property but will need permission from property owners prior to doing any removal on private property.

The Griffith Police Department is dedicated to the apprehension of graffiti vandals and it should be noted that offenders, or parents of offenders, will be held liable for any monetary damages.

Written: 07-25-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith Central Market Is HERE Griffith Central Market Is HERE

What started as a simple idea eventually morphed into a reality. Griffith Central Market is a fusion of great entertainment and well prepared, delicious foods; a collection of artisan beers and hand crafted wares. It’s about taking the ubiquitous and making it extraordinary. The region is rife with gifted musicians ribboning through an equally impressive community of artists. It is our mission to bring these talented individuals into the market throughout the season. We are dedicated to showcasing this vast array of artisanship for our entire guests that find their way into this fabulous experience. Griffith Central Market is located in the tree lined beauty of Griffith’s Central Park and is open most Fridays May 2nd through October 10th from 3PM to 8PM. Music begins at 6PM and can be enjoyed until 9, when we tear it down and pack it up until the following Friday. The music is free, the atmosphere is electric and the offerings are wonderful. It’s Griffith Central Market. You don’t want to miss it!

Music on Friday September 5th will be provided by Wise Guys. 

The following vendors have signed on to particpate in the Market.


“Ay Chihuahua’s” Autistic Eye Art Ben’s Soft Pretzels Brews & Blooms
Capricorn Foods
Cookielicious Bakery Crafty Colors Early Bird Inc
Elite Sweets Festive Foods Flagel’s Sugar House Gindhouse Café
Iceophine Design Jill Marie’s Luketi Mescolare
Nana’s Tidbits
Panos Farms Planted Memories Remlap Composting
Simply Birgit Sinfully Delicious Brownies
Stamper Cheese Sun Dipped
T&S Catering Taste & See The Divine Chef Tiffany’s Hot Dogs and Polish
Tiffany’s Tea Room The Rolling Stonebaker, Inc The Scoville Brothers Valpo Shrimp Co
Wilk’s Wear Yingyang Gourmeals
 

 

Written: 04-12-2014 12:00 AM

Public Safety and Community Day

This year our Public Safety and Community Night will take place again at Central Park on September 13th, 2014 from 11 am - 4 pm. Public Safety demonstrations will take place throughout the day (final schedule TBA). In addition to Public Safety exhibitions, this year we have added several of our community partners and non-profit organizations which will also be present at the event. Come out and see a K-9 demonstration, helicopter landing, accident extrication, DUI investigation, and much more. You will be able to see Griffith's public safety vehicles and equipment up close, and meet the men and women responsible for their use. This is a family friendly event and we encourage those of all ages to attend. Much more information to follow as we get closer to the day of the event. Hope to see you on September 13th.

Written: 08-02-2014 12:40 PM
Fire Hydrant Flushing



M.E. Simpson Company has been contracted to conduct the testing and flushing of all fire hydrants south of Glen Park Ave through Friday September 5th. M.E. Simpson will be placing door hanger notice tags on your residential doors one day prior to testing and flushing in your area. The day after the tag appears on your door you should refrain from doing laundry as you may experience periods of cloudy or discolored water. We also ask that you run your cold water for a short period of time until the discoloration disappears. Any questions should be directed to Griffith Public Works at 924-3838.

Thank you very much for your patience Griffith Public Works ensures the maintenance of your water system.

Written: 08-20-2014 04:27 PM

FEMA Flood Map Information


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

Written: 08-23-2014 07:48 AM

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: 08-23-2014 07:48 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:

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

August 16th and 17th

October 4th and 5th

October 18th and 19th

November 1st and 2nd

November 22nd and 23rd

December 6th and 7th

December 20th and 2st

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

Griffith Central Market And Facebook Griffith Central Market And Facebook

Recently the Griffith Central Market Facebook page reached over 1200 likes! If you would like to get more information on the event via updates and have a Facebook account, please click HERE.

Written: 10-31-2014 12:00 AM

Lawn Maintenance Lawn Maintenance

The mowing season is upon us and the Department of Public Woks would like to remind residents of Town Ordinance 26-53 which states that all homeowners must routinely maintain their lawns. Any violation of this ordinance may result in a monetary fine.

Written: 10-31-2014 12:00 AM

CodeRed Alert System CodeRed Alert System

The Town of Griffith recently improved the town's emergency phone notification system and, based upon some of the feedback received, it is evident that the database containing the contact information of our residents did not transfer completely. Therefore, we are asking anyone who did not receive a phone call or if you would like to add additional phone numbers and the option of receiving texts and emails click on the following link and register your contact information so that we can assure a more effecient notification process in the future.

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

Dog and Cat Food Coupons Dog and Cat Food Coupons

DOG AND CAT FOOD COUPONS

Do you have any coupons relating to dog and cat food that you will not need?  If so please consider donating them to Griffith Animal Control.

To donate any coupons, please take them to the Griffith Police Dept, which is located at 115 N. Broad St between 9am and 4pm and give them to the person on duty at the window. 
They will ensure they get to the right people.

Thank you!!!!!

Written: 03-18-2013 12:00 AM

Anonymous Crime Tip Line Anonymous Crime Tip Line

The Griffith Police Department with the cooperation of the Griffith Safety Board and the Griffith Town Council, have established a “tip-line” for The Town of Griffith. Citizens wishing to report specific suspicious or criminal activity not requiring immediate police response are encouraged to call and leave a detailed message regarding such activity. Messages left on the “tip-line” will be reviewed on a regular basis and appropriate action will be taken when warranted. Citizens using the “tip-line” may choose to remain anonymous. However, citizens who provide their name and telephone number may be contacted by the Griffith Police Department to obtain further details regarding the activity reported. If a citizen chooses to provide their contact information, they still have the right to remain anonymous. If you witness or have information regarding suspicious or suspected criminal activity that does not require immediate police response, please call the Griffith Police Department “tip-line” at 219-922-3085 or fill it out online by clicking HERE.

Griffith, IN Police Department

Written: 03-18-2013 12:00 AM

Griffith Fire Dept Accepting Applications 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 at:
http://www.griffith.in.gov/portal/media-type/html/group/fire-dept/page/default.psml/js_pane/P-140741be929-10597

Thank you.

Written: 03-18-2013 12:00 AM

Town Code on Garage Sales

Sec. 46-1. Garage sales, yard sales and sales of unused or unwanted items.permanent link to this piece of content

(a)

Permit. Prior to the sale, the resident or sponsoring group shall be required to apply for a permit for such sale on forms provided at the town hall. No fee shall be imposed for the issuance of such permit. The permit shall be displayed at the sale site.

(b)

Restrictions. A resident or institution permitted in a residential district shall be allowed to hold no more than two garage sales, yard sales or sales of used or unwanted personal property on the premises for no more than three consecutive days, per sale, in any calendar year. Any garage sale, yard sale, other such sale, or public marketing on the premises in excess of this limitation, or any sale of property which was purchased or acquired for sale is prohibited.

(c)

Signage. Signage of sale shall be limited to one accessory sign not to exceed nine square feet in area which sign shall not be displayed until the day of sale and shall be removed forthwith upon expiration of the sale permit. All other Municipal Code provisions related to signs shall apply.

Written: 08-09-2014 02:53 PM

Griffith Video Tour Griffith Video Tour

The Town of Griffith would like to invite you to view the video links provided here describing our wonderful community. We appreciate the sponsors that have helped make these videos available. To view a video, please click on a link listed below.

Welcome
Education
Quality of Life
Real Estate and Relocation

Parks and Recreation
Downtown

[read more...] Written: 08-09-2014 02:53 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: 08-09-2014 02:53 PM
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