City Development Survey Results tabulated

View the results of a recent City survey by clicking on the following link: Development Survey The survey encompassed questions regarding our business district and the development opportunities for our lakeshore.

New voter I.D. Law takes effect in May!!!

Beginning with the May 2nd Primary Election, all voters must provide a government-issued photo ID before being allowed to cast a ballot. This law was passed in 2005 by the General Assembly. The ID must:Display the voter s photoDisplay the voter s name, and the name must conform with the voter registration recordContain an expiration date and either still be current or have expired sometime after November 2, 2004Be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government. In most cases, an Indiana driver s license, Indiana photo ID card Passport, or Military ID is sufficient. Exemptions do exist for the indigent, those with a religious objection to being photographed, and individuals living in state-licensed facilities where the precinct s polling place is located. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you may obtain an Indiana photo ID card free of charge from any Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branch. For more information, please contact the BMV at (317) 233-6000 or visit the website http://www.bmv.in.gov/

Mayor plans Public Forum on April 11

Mayor Joe Stahura will conduct a Public Forum at the Whiting High School Auditorium on April 11 at 7:00 pm. Mayor Joe will give a presentation on the many Economic Development Projects on tap for Whiting as well as several other City issues. The presentation will take approximately 45 minutes and then the Mayor will open the floor and address public comments as time allows. Hope to see you there!!

Community Development Projects web page launched!

Beginning today, a new web page has been launched that is intended to keep our web visitors informed about the many Community Development projects that are currently underway or soon to be breaking ground. We will attempt to keep this page current as the developments progress. Each project listing will include a short project description and photos were applicable. You can visit this new page at: http://www.whitingindiana.com/current_projects.shtml

Help and FAQ Web Page Now Online

To assist our customers in answering their questions or addressing their problems, we have launched a new Help – FAQ web page. It is our intention to expand this list with the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions that we commonly receive. I hope this new feature will save you a step or a phone call with your next experience with city government. A new “Help/FAQs – City Employee” page has also been added to provide current information as related to their jobs, benefits and policies.

New information page added to web site!

In an attempt to provide easy access to the public, a new “City Information” page has been added to the web site. The page will contain links to many documents, forms, applications, bargaining agreements, plans, studies, and more. In the near future we will also begin experimenting with posting the minutes from various City meetings. Please visit the page and forward us your comments by clicking here – City Information.

Good Government Study Released

On March 17, the final report of the Good Government Initiative was released by consulting firm Maximus, who was hired to perform the huge task. The study details ways that cities, schools and libraries can improve the efficiency of their operations. Whiting taxing agencies that voluntarily participated in the study include: The Civil City, Sanitary District, School City and the Library. You can view the reports by clicking the appropriate links below:Civil City and Sanitary District Joint ReportSchool City of Whiting ReportWhiting Public Library Report

Mayor Releases State of the City Report

On February 21, 2006, Mayor Joe Stahura released the annual State of the City Report to the City Council and the press. You can view a copy of the complete report by clicking here: State of the City Report

Merchant Marketplace now open!

Whiting’s Merchant Marketplace is the ideal place to learn about the unique shops, services and products offered here in the Whiting-Robertsdale community. Whether you ve lived here all your life or are a new resident, you ll find some surprises here for our business district has much to offer. Take a walk electronically through that district to meet our merchants, doctors, lawyers, and other business people who are ready to help fulfill all your needs right here in town. Whiting/Robertsdale merchants can apply for creation of their own personalized site by filling out a simple application and simply uploading their colors, images, and text. It’s a great way to get your name out there and secure your spot in our online community. Check out the new marketplace here.

Welcome to the new website!

We are proud to unveil the new City of Whiting website! We are committed to maintaining this site as a means to communicate with our residents, visitors and business community, so please have a look around and check back soon for updates and new features.