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TOWN HALL PROPOSAL: Following a meeting with Dewberry architects, members of the Town Council are rethinking their decision on where to locate a new town hall amid concerns the preferred site adjacent to the Main Fire Station may be too small. INFO: Click here for more information on the proposed sites under consideration. 

Since the town adopted a transition plan to make buildings, parks and sidewalks accessible to all residents and visitors, Highland is investing more than $50,000 a year on its ADA to-do list. Learn about about the $5 million in improvments by clicking the button below.

CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY: The Highland Police Department is accepting applications for its next Citizens Police Academy. Applicants must be at least 18 and a Highland resident or the owner or employee of a business in town. The academy consists of a nine-week program that gives the public a working knowledge of police work. Classes are held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 13. Click here to download an application. QUESTIONS? Call Deputy Cmdr.John Banasiak or Sgt. Chris Balbo at (219) 838-3184.

PUBLIC WORKS JOB OPENING: Highland Public Works is looking for an entry-level employee who can operate a front-end loader, jet truck/sewer rodder, black top roller, trucks and other light and heavy equipment. Responsibilities include water and sewer line repair/installation, street and sidewalk repair, construction, material transport as well as snow and debris removal. Interested job seekers must have a Class B Commercial Driver’s License. Applications are available at the Highland Public Works Department, 8001 Kennedy Avenue. INFO: Call (219) 972-5083. 

CALLING ALL SCULPTORS! Highland is looking for local artists interested in completing a public outdoor sculpture  downtown Highland. The selected artist will receive a $500 stipend, funded by a grant received from the Northwest Indiana Forum. Click here to review the entire Public Sculpture Call for Art prior to submitting a proposal. SUBMISSIONS: Interested artists are invited to submit up to three JPGs of sketches or photos of their sculpture, including proposed dimensions, along with a current bio, to lryskamp@highland.in.gov  by September 16.

Please use Sculpture Project in the subject line of your email. There is no cost to apply. 

CALLING ALL POETS! Highland Poet Laureate Lily Rex is seeking poetry submissions for the town’s first sidewalk poetry display. Poems can be any length, form, or subject, and up to three submissions can be made. The winners will have their poems painted in 'invisible' ink on the sidewalks in downtown Highland, which will show up when the sidewalk is wet, such as after a rain. SUBMISSIONS: Please send all prose by September 1 to lily.rex.poet@gmail.com and include the poet’s name, city and email address.