CITY OF LAKE STATION,
INDIANA
Mayor's Office

1969 Central Avenue
Lake Station, IN
46405

Telephone 219.962.2081
Facsimile 219.963.0702
Web: www.lakestation-in.gov
Email: info@lakestation-in.gov


 

 


 

NEW & IMPROVED

The Lake Station Chamber of Commerce has updated their website.  Please view their new site at:
http://www.lakestationchamber.org

 

CITY WIDE RUMMAGE

Please click on the below link to receive a digital copy of the city wide rummage and a list of participants:

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=zF0uRY-SJi6c.k3_xhNiPwYbE

 

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING
DATE CHANGE

The Common Council Meeting Date has been changed to accommodate our annual parade on July 3rd.   Meeting date change is from
July 3, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. to
July 7, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

 

NOTICE OF TIME CHANGE FOR COMMON COUNCIL MEETINGS
Effective January 17, 2013

1st and 3rd
Thursday of the Month
7:00 p.m.

Council Meeting
1st and 3rd
Thursday of the Month
6:00 p.m.
 

COMMON COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
"WORK SESSION"

The Common Council will hold special meetings for WORK SESSIONS the 3rd Thursday of each month, in lieu of the regular Council Meetings.  The new schedule starts
July 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
 

LOCAL PEOPLE CREATIVE IN GROWING THEIR BUSINESS

NWI.COM - March 30,2013  12:00 am - Times Staff

 

 


 

Open Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: 275 E. 29th Avenue
Senior Center (in Columbus Park)

Must have photo ID and correct address

2 proof of address
(Water/Nipsco bill, Cell/Phone bill
or Rent/Mortgage docs)

Any questions, please contact the
Mayor's office at (219) 962-2081

 

City Schools

Lake Station
Chamber of Commerce

Lake Station
Organization Contacts

Lake Station
Park Events

 

 

Flash Movie

 

The City of Lake Station, Indiana

Locally known as the crossroads of America due to the easy access to Interstate 80/94, the Indiana Toll Road and Lake Michigan, Lake Station is a residential community with a population of approximately 14,000 people.  The city is focusing on its positives and building the future.  We are making the kinds of infrastructure and revitalization investments that will help future development.  Water and sewer line upgrades are in the works and many road projects are coming to fruition.  New residential housing located on Old Hobart Road has begun with Phase I which will include lots 73 to 146.  The development will provide housing for residents and newcomers.
 

Message from the Mayor's Office


URGENT NEWS!!  

May 15, 2014

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGE

The regular meeting of the Common Council scheduled for Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.

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Dear Home Owner/Resident:

As you may have read in the paper that the City has decided to use Prompt for our Ambulance service. Several reasons have brought us to this point. First and foremost the level of service is our first priority, making sure that we have the best available service possible. With this in mind, over the past several years, we have been looking at our operations and found that by switching to Prompt our response time for a second call will greatly improve as well as having a Paramedic on that second call verses an EMT which makes a very large improvement for emergency life care situations as a Paramedic can administer life saving drugs.

With our current program, we have one ambulance crew on staff around the clock for that first call that comes in, while the first ambulance is on that call, should the city receive another emergency call, we do not have another crew on standby. When that second call comes in we currently use a “page out” system waiting for a response primarily from an EMT not a Paramedic. If no one answers that page out, we then call the City of Hobart, Portage or Gary for mutual aid, and this is where we must improve. Your elected officials including myself had limited choices. As we continued to support our Ambulance system over the past several years trying to come up with affordable ways we can provide Paramedic Service, we concluded that we could never match the level of service offered by Prompt.

Prompt Ambulance Service has invested millions of dollars in state of the art technology providing exceptional service that we the City simply cannot provide. Financially the city is losing around $(140,000.00) each year at the burden of the tax payers and at this time we need to purchase another Ambulance vehicle driving this loss even deeper. As much as this change pains me, I know this is the absolute most responsible decision on behalf of our residents.

All current Lake Station Ambulance staff is 100% part-time making a lower hourly wage. Through this change our current staff has the option to submit an application for employment with Prompt. This is a great opportunity for our current staff to potentially get hired part-time at a much higher hourly rate as well as becoming full-time with benefits through Prompt which we do not offer.

Change is not always easy or welcoming, however, as your Mayor I assure you that we have taken every measure trying to keep our service in house and now must make the right decision for our residents. As we move forward with Prompt not only will we improve our service we also remove the ($140,000.00) short fall as we have no cost with Prompt.

I pray that God continues to guide us through these most difficult decisions.


May God Bless Lake Station Residents,

Mayor Keith Soderquist

Honorable Mayor, Keith Soderquist
Lake Station, Indiana