Come home to Highland!



Dan Vassar

Highland Town Council President





From the desk of the Dan Vassar!



The public is welcome!


2nd and 4th Mondays of the month

Study Session     6:30 p.m.

Public Meeting     7p.m.


1st and 3rd Mondays of the month

Study Session     7 p.m.


Saturdays before the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month

Study Session     8:30 a.m.



Highland Municipal Code

2.05.060 Open meetings


(A) Except as provided in HMC 2.05.070, all meetings of the town council must be open at all times for the purpose of permitting members of the public to observe and record them.


(B) A secret ballot vote may not be taken at a meeting. (IC 5-14-1.5-3(a) and (b)) [Code 2000 § 30.20].


Highland Municipal Building

3333 Ridge Road

Highland, IN 46322

(219) 838-1080 main number

(219) 972-5097 fax

Following a solid year of discussion and planning, I'm looking for 2017 to be a year of implementation. We have investors looking at Highland as an ideal location. As a council, we need to look at planning for the future. What was the highest and best use of some of our land 40 years ago may not be highest and best use today.


SANITARY AGREEMENT: Following years of debate over sewer rates and effluent flows, Hammond and Highland are forging a relationship based on fairness for both communities. Sanitary rates are expected to increase, but not as much as they would have if the town had been forced to build above-ground storage containers. Expected to be finalized early in 2017, the proposed agreement will provide additional safeguards against flooding.


NEW TOWN HALL: The Town Council is wrestling with a decision on where to build a new town hall. The general consensus: the building has served it purpose. Building anew will be based on function and geography. The council favors investing in downtown and is eyeing several proposed locations.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Nine acres along Main Street west of Indianapolis Boulevard is being eyed for private development as an office park and boutique hotel by veterinary surgeon Claude Gendreau, who wants to rezone the land from residential to a Business Planned Unit Development.


PARKS & RECREATION: Three Parks and Recreation grants will come to fruition this year, paving the way for:


✓ Pedestrian crossing along 45th at the bike path

✓ Way-finding signage, mile markers and identification signs along the bike trail

✓ Database of trees located on public property


Also on tap for 2017 is a skate park at Sheppard Park, resurfaced tennis courts at Brantwood and Meadows, as well as additional accessible pathways and sidewalks throughout the parks.