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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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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
Megan Henning
NIPSCO Communications and Public Affairs  219-242-5473 
 
NIPSCO to Upgrade Energy Infrastructure in Dyer  Temporary Lane Closure along Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) Modernization projects ensure safe and reliable service for the future 
 
Merrillville, Ind. – NIPSCO will start construction on an energy infrastructure upgrade in the Town of Dyer. This upgrade is part of the company’s long-term modernization plan to replace vintage underground circuits, aging poles and electrical transmission lines as well as adding additional power supply to support future growth across northern Indiana.  
 
Beginning October 17, NIPSCO will start construction to replace and upgrade the existing utility poles and overhead electrical distribution lines along US 30 (Lincoln Highway), in Dyer. The upgrade will include adding an additional 12 klovolt (kV) power supply to each utility pole to better serve the energy needs of residents and businesses in Dyer. This project is expected to last through the end of December 2018, weather permitting.   
 
Through the duration of the upgrade, the southern lane, heading eastbound on RT 30 (Lincoln Highway) will be closed from Hart Street to Great Lakes Drive. The lane closure will be in effect Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT. Crews may need to work occasional evenings and weekends. Signs will be posted prior to lane closures and flaggers will be on site directing traffic during construction hours.  
 
Some businesses and a handful of residents near the area may experience brief interruptions in their electric service during the upgrade, and NIPSCO will be notifying the affected customers directly ahead of time.  
 
The public is encouraged to exercise caution when traveling near any construction zone to ensure personal safety and the safety of construction crews working on this project.  
 
NIPSCO appreciates the patience of the community during these important infrastructure modernization project and will continue to work with Town of Dyer officials to minimize customer impacts.   
 
For more information on NIPSCO’s modernization plan please visit NIPSCO.com/future. read more...
Description 
The Town of Dyer provides limb chipping and pick-up for the residential properties within the municipal limits. 
Timeframe 
The Town picks up limbs starting in April through November. The Town is divided into four specific quadrants for pick-up each week. 
Pick-up Requirements 
Limbs should be 6-8 feet in length and no more than 10 inches in diameter. Limbs should be placed in the parkway between the curb and sidewalk, not in the street or in the way of any fire hydrants or sidewalks. The limbs need to be stacked neatly at the curb with the cut end pointing toward the street or if they are too long, place them in the parkway with the cut ends pointing toward the flow of traffic. Do not put anything else in the limb pile. Putting items in the limb pile other than limbs may cause serious damage to the equipment or the operators of the machine. Twigs and branches that are shorter than two feet in length should be placed in yard waste bags for removal. 
Exceptions 
The Town of Dyer does not pick up any limb material from commercial properties or any limb work that is done by contractors. Certain Planned Unit Development's (PUD's) are not provided with curbside pick-up service. It is the responsibility of those homeowner's to deliver the limbs to the Public Works Collection Site on Edmond Drive. 

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2018 Infrastructure Projects
5/9/2018 2:23:31 PM
Below is a list of expected 2018 Infrastructure projects. Keep in mind that schedules and plans can always change. We will try to keep this page up to date. Please call 865-6108 if you have any questions.

NIPSCO Projects

Below are two projects NIPSCO will be doing in Dyer. If you have any questions, please reach out to NIPSCO. 
Sheffield Avenue
Red Oak

Berens-Monaldi
  • Phase I of the Berens-Monaldi infrastructure improvement project has begun.
  • Estimated date of completion is the week of August 14th (as of 5/18/18).
  • Forest Park Drive--Storm Sewer, resurfacing, other minor utility improvements.
  • South Street--Storm Sewer, resurfacing, other minor utility improvements.
  • Monaldi Parkway--Storm Sewer, resurfacing, other minor utility improvements.
Sheffield Avenue
  • NIPSCO will be doing work in August. Sheffield will be closed during the day between Old Farm Rd and Main Street for most of August. NIPSCO will be able to answer any questions.
  • Resurfacing work should begin in late August.
  • Sheffield Avenue/Hart Street will be resurfaced from Rt. 30 to Main Street. This includes Matteson. 
  • The remainder of 213th between Sheffield and Calumet that was not resurfaced last year is also included.
  • A non-mountable median will be added at the CSX railroad tracks on Sheffield Avenue near the Amtrak Station.
  • Minor utility work will also be completed.
  • Parts of Madison Ave will be included in this. TBD.
Graegin, Wells, Jacobs Ct
  • Concrete work and resurfacing will begin August 2nd. Work should only last a few weeks.
Calumet Avenue (south of 30)
  • Calumet will be resurfaced from Arrowhead to Boulder beginning August 3rd. Work shouldn't last more than a few weeks.
Calumet Avenue (north of 30)
  • Calumet Avenue between Rt. 30 and 213th will be crack sealed and repairs to the striping will be done.
  • This is not expected to cause major delays.
  • There is no start date, but expect work to happen this summer.
Hart Street
  • There may be repairs to the striping on Hart Street.
  • There is no start date, but work could happen this summer.
Northgate Subdivision
  • Design work will begin this summer on improvements in the Northgate subdivision.
  • A project for Madison Avenue was bid out at the end of July. Work could start late summer.
  • This work will be on streets and utilities in the 205th Place, 206th Place/Street, Pierce Avenue, and Fillmore Avenue areas.
Calumet Avenue Fence
  • Fence is complete. Landscape work to be done soon.
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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.

Lake County 9-1-1 Calling Guide read more...

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...