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The 2018 Deck The Homes holiday decorating contest has begun. Please click on the PDF to view the registered homes and to print your judging ballot! All judging ballots are due by Thursday December 20. Please drop off at Town Hall Parks Department, email to parks@townofdyer.com, or in the outside drop box. All registered homes addresses are shown on the judging ballot. 

2018 Deck The Homes Judging Ballot 

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The 2019 Winter/ Spring Leisuregram is now available! Visit our online registration web page to view all upcoming programs and events.  

Dyer Parks and Recreation Online Registration Web Page
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Lightning Detection System Installed
10/3/2018 11:28:41 AM

The Town of Dyer has installed a Thor Guard Lightning Prediction and Warning System throughout the Town. Throughout the Town, you will see 10 solar powered satellites at the following locations:

 

Main Satellites:

Plum Creek Center

Dyer Fire Department Station 2

 

Remote Satellite:

Autumn Chase Park

Sandy Ridge Water Tower

Northgate Park

Heritage Estates Park

Eberly Park

Hearthstone Park

Mallard Cove Water Tower

Dyer Public Works

 

These sites were chosen in order to give proper coverage throughout the Town. The Thor Guard System predicts lightning and constantly monitors the local environment and focuses on predicting whether or not there is enough energy change to create a lightning strike in our area. Once lightning is predicted, the main satellite will send a signal to the remote satellite and you will hear a 15 second horn blast. This signals that lightning is coming to the area. At that time, everyone should seek shelter in an enclosed building or automobile and all outdoor activities should stop. Park pavilions are not safe shelter.  A strobe light will begin to flash and remain flashing until safe conditions return. Once lighting is cleared from the area, you will hear three 5 second horn blast signaling all is safe and outdoor activities can resume.

The websites below will give more information about the Thor Guard Lightning Prediction and Warning System:

http://www.thorguard.com/ourtech/prevsdet.shtml

http://www.thorguard.com/ourtech/scenario_bob.shtml

 

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2018 Infrastructure Projects
10/19/2018 2:23:00 PM

The following projects are under construction this fall, some of these will cause disruptions to traffic.

CSX RR Crossings – Munster to Lowell
Much needed repairs to 22 different railroad crossings will be started by CSX in late October. The RR is starting in Munster and will continue to work its way south. Dyer will see improvements to Sheffield, 213th, 215th, and Edmond. The crossing at 77th Street, 81st Avenue, and Patterson Avenue will also be repaired. Each crossing will be completely closed for approximately 3 days. These repairs will make for a better driving experience in the affected areas. We will make every effort to provide early warning to motorists via the website, signage, our text messaging service, etc.

You can subscribe to our Text Messaging Program by texting 36000 to Dyer1.

NIPSCO Continues Upgrades
NIPSCO will be upgrading its infrastructure along Route US 30 and Hart Street. The biggest impact will be lane closures along Route US 30 during construction. These closures will impact only the outside lanes as needed.

For more information please visit www.NIPSCO.com/future or see the attached link for the Press Release.  

Sheffield Avenue – Main Street to Route US 30 and 213th
This long awaited project has finally gotten underway. It was delayed by the NIPSCO utility work in the area. In addition to resurfacing, extensive repairs have been made to curbs and storm repairs. We have made extensive repairs and extensions to sidewalks.

Berens-Monaldi
Year 1 will be completed within 30 days. A gas main conflict at South Street and Lakewood caused the recent delays. This is being corrected by NIPSCO and final surface will then be applied.  Completion of Phase 2 of this project is scheduled for 2019. When completed, over $3 million will have been invested to alleviate storm water problems. Over 50% of this project in road work, 43% is storm, the remaining being in water and sanitary.

Northgate Subdivision
This subdivision, Main Street to 213th, Sheffield to Calumet, has long had problems with drainage and other aging infrastructure. The Town has addressed this issue by completing water main, storm and sanitary sewer inventories. In addition, all streets have a PASER (condition) rating. This information is being used to begin these long awaited repairs. This project will begin in the spring.

Y2019: Madison Avenue 213th north to 210th
This project has been awarded and is anticipated to begin in the Spring.

Y2019: Pierce, Fillmore, 205th, and 206th
The design phase of this areas should be completed this winter to allow the improvements to begin next year.



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On March 1, 2018, our office received the following letter from the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD).

"The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), in cooperation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, have prepared a combined Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision and Section 4(f) Evaluation (FEIS/ROD) to evaluate the West Lake Corridor Project. The FEIS/ROD has been prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 USC § 4332); Efficient Environmental Reviews for Project Decisionmaking (23 USC § 139); Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedures of the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508); FHWA/FTA Environmental Impact and Related Procedures (23 CFR Part 771); Section 4(f) requirements (49 USC § 303 and 23 USC § 138) and regulations (23 CFR Part 774); and Clean Water Act (33 USC § 1251 et seq).

The West Lake Corridor Project is an approximately 9-mile south extension of the existing NICTD South Shore Line (SSL) commuter rail service between Dyer and Hammond, Indiana. The Project would end just east of the Indiana-Illinois state line, where Project trains would connect with the SSL to travel north to Chicago. The West Lake Corridor Project includes four commuter rail stations and a maintenance facility/layover yard.

The combined FEIS/ROD for the West Lake Corridor Project is available for review online at www.nictdwestlake.com/resources/. Hard copies of the FEIS/ROD are available for review at:
  • Munster Branch of the Lake County Public Library, 8701 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321
  • Hammond Public Library, 564 State St, Hammond, IN 46320
  • Dyer-Schererville Branch of the Lake County Public Library, 1001 W Lincoln Hwy, Schererville, IN 46375
  • NICTD's Administrative Offices, 33 East U.S. Highway 12, Chesterton, IN 46304
If you would like a printed copy of the FEIS/ROD or a digital copy on a compact disc, please contact the project's automated hotline at (219) 250-2920 or email us at: project.email@nictdwestlake.com.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the West Lake Corridor Project was issued on December 16, 2016, with a public comment period occurring between December 16, 2016 and February 3, 2017. The DEIS evaluated the environmental, transportation, social, and economic impacts associated with the proposed transportation improvements in the West Lake Corridor, which would serve the Towns of Munster and Dyer, and the City of Hammond in Lake County, Indiana.

The combined FEIS/ROD includes discussions of changes since the DEIS, and responses to substantive comments received during the DEIS public comment period. Responses are in the form of clarifications and references to sections of the FEIS where issues raised are addressed, and factual corrections have been made. The ROD states FTA's decision, identifies the alternatives considered in reaching the decision, and describes the means to avoid, minimize, or mitigate impacts. Mitigation plans, including enforcement and monitoring comments, are included in the ROD. The Final Section 4(f) Evaluation is included in the combined FEIS/ROD.

If you have any questions about the West Lake Corridor Project, please call (219) 250-2920 or email us at project.email@nictdwestlake.com."
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Lake County Guide to Calling 9-1-1
12/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
As many residents are aware, the use of the 9-1-1 has been expanded to include both emergency and non-emergency calls. The link below provides a guide on calling 9-1-1 from Lake County.

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Anyone who wishes to view actual and proposed budgets for the Town of Dyer may do so at the following link:

https://gateway.ifionline.org/report_builder/unit_reports/unitReports.aspx

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E-Cycling Program
7/10/2013 9:52:39 PM
Just a reminder that the town developed an e-cycling program for its residents last May. Dyer residents are able to drop off things such as televisions, computers, printers etc. that waste haulers can no longer take. read more...
Hometown Thrift
7/10/2013 9:51:35 PM
Hometown Thrift is a local charity that accepts donations of furniture and household goods. Charitable donations to Hometown Thrift are tax deductible and they will pick up items from your house if you have a minimum of three items to donate. Call 219-942-1112 to schedule a pickup. read more...
Noise Ordinance (Amended)
7/10/2013 9:32:20 PM
You may view the amended Noise Ordinance here: Noise Ordinance 2013-01 (PDF) read more...
You may request access to public by completing this form Access to Public Records Request Form (PDF) and submitting to the Town. read more...