City of East Chicago, Indiana Code of Ordinances Title XI, Chapter 123: Rental Housing and Ordinance No. 09-0020 require owners of real property in the City of East Chicago, to register all rental housing on an annual basis. The ordinance requires owners of rental properties to register annually at the East Chicago Building Department office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, East Chicago, Indiana, and pay an annual registration fee of $10.00 per each dwelling or rooming unit.
2014 Registration will commence on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and received Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00p.m.
Registration forms and requirements are available at the Building Department’s office or on the City’s website at www.eastchicago.com (Departments/Building Department/Downloads 2014 Link). Property owners are required to provide, in addition to the completed registration form, the following to process the registration of their rental property:
Rental registration fee of $10.00 per each dwelling or rooming unit, whether vacant or occupied (only check/money order accepted)
Proof of ownership (mortgage, deed, property tax statement, etc.)
Proof of property insurance (reflecting coverage amounts)
Copy of valid driver’s license or State issued identification
A late fee shall be assessed in the amount of $100, in addition to the $10 registration fee, for each dwelling or rental unit not registered by April 15, 2014. Failure to register any and all real property utilized as rental housing shall constitute a violation of this chapter and the owner shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $2,500 per unit.
For additional information, please contact the East Chicago Building Department at (219) 391-8294 or visit the City’s website at www.eastchicago.com (Building Department link).
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From: Terri Martin, Director
Date: November 18, 2013
Subject: PRESS RELEASE ON SHIGELLA OUTBREAK IN EAST CHICAGO
The East Chicago Health Department and the Lake County Health Department, in cooperation with the Indiana State Department of Health, is investigating a cluster of shigellosis cases that began on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. At this time, seven confirmed cases of Shigella sonnei (Shigellosis or “dysentery”) have been identified in Northwest Indiana and others are under investigation.
It is known that 4 confirmed cases in East Chicago are currently receiving treatment or have been referred by Health Department staff to their health care providers for follow up. The East Chicago Health Department’s nursing division is also assisting those who have tested positive, with follow up and case management as well as investigating any new cases that may be brought to our attention by the Indiana State Department of Health’s communicable disease division
Shigellosis is caused by bacteria that can live in the intestine of humans and is spread by the fecal-oral route when bacteria leave an infected person’s body in the stool and are spread by contaminated hands, surfaces, food or water. In children, transmission often occurs when a child’s hands become contaminated and then the hands touch the mouth, face or other objects.
Symptoms usually appear one to five (1-5) days after exposure and may include diarrhea (bloody or non-bloody), fever, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting. If symptoms of shigellosis occur, contact your healthcare provider to receive the appropriate treatment. Occasionally an infected person will not have any symptoms, but can still pass the disease to others. Without proper antibiotic treatment, those infected may continue to spread bacteria up to one month after symptoms cease.
The best way to limit the spread of this illness is frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds using soap and water; being sure to completely clean all areas of hands and under fingernails.
East Chicago Health Department Director, Terri Martin stated, “Our Department is actively working with the state of Indiana and local health professionals to minimize the cycle of contagion throughout the region and most specifically among East Chicago residents and their families. We have also been in contact and partnership with our local school nurses, to ensure that children, teachers and administrators are informed of the appropriate protocol for treatment and prevention.
Terri G. Martin, Director
City of East Chicago Department of Public and Environmental Health
100 W. Chicago Avenue
East Chicago, IN 46312
219-391-8467 (ph) 219-391-8494 (fax)
If you want to apply and you meet the qualifications, please email, fax or submit a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your union card to the Department of Human Resources: Mrs. Sandra Favela, Interim Director of Human Resources, City of East Chicago, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, Indiana 46312. The fax number is (219)397-5755. Emails should be sent to email@example.com and if you email your cover letter, resume and copy of your union card, please type your name and note that you are applying for Rieth-Riley Construction Inc.
All potential applicants need to be current East Chicago residents in good standing with one of the following unions: Laborers, Local 41, Operators, Local 150, Cement Masons, Local 165, Teamsters, Local 142, Carpenters, Local 1005.
Mayor Anthony Copeland touched briefly on the importance of having a clean city. “Just because our city is old does not mean it has to be dirty,” he said. Over 40 volunteers gathered together to take a part in this event. All participants received t-shirts as well as cleaning supplies to get started. When the press conference concluded, cleaning crews were dispatched throughout a 15 block area. Monsi Corsbie, Director of Public Works welcomed everyone and spoke about how important it is to keep our city clean by working together.
Residents who volunteered their time, had the opportunity to take part in a program that will continue for months ahead in East Chicago. One of the biggest goals of Mayor Anthony Copeland is to make East Chicago healthier and safer and he believes that a unified effort can make this goal attainable. Efforts looked promising as city workers carried away debris, cut down weeds and properly disposed of waste and trash.
The vision of making East Chicago a great place to live and work is starting to set in. This is a movement the city hoping get bigger and we are going to take it to the city block by block, street by street. There will be more clean up events throughout the year for everyone to participate in.
East Chicago continues to move in a positive direction with a balanced budget, restructuring efforts and significant improvements throughout the city. As many construction projects are underway, a cleaner, safer city will only bring more value to the city.
The Harbor Project
EAST CHICAGO, IN – On Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. the city of East Chicago will come together in a community clean-up program that will take place on Main and Broadway up to 139th Street. Residents as well as area businesses are invited to meet at the corner of Main and Broadway to receive gloves, rakes, brooms and other tools they will use in picking up trash, painting curbs and graffiti, and general cleaning.
A press conference will be held prior to the start of the clean-up where Mayor Anthony Copeland will announce the launch of The Harbor Project, a citywide revitalization plan earmarked for the city of East Chicago, Indiana. This $XX million project is designed to identify renovations, new constructions and new opportunities for long-term economic development. The overall goal is to enhance market potential for the public and private sectors of East Chicago.
For more information about the community clean-up program and to join other volunteers on Tuesday, call 219-391-8200. Offices for the City of East Chicago are located at 4527 Indianapolis Boulevard.