Liberty Township, Porter County

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Operating as usual

FYI.
01/04/2021

FYI.

01/01/2021

Happy New Year!! Roads in Liberty Township are terrible right now. Light rain when it’s 26 means iced surfaces almost immediately when it lands. Roads look like they are wet, but it’s surface ice.

If you have to go somewhere, take your time and your vehicle with good brakes and tires.

Please consider applying for this if you need repairs.  Please consider donating to it if you don’t.
12/19/2020

Please consider applying for this if you need repairs. Please consider donating to it if you don’t.

Please see the attached website for more information about the "On My Way Pre-K Program".  For additional information, p...
12/02/2020
Indiana Child Care - Home Page

Please see the attached website for more information about the "On My Way Pre-K Program".

For additional information, please contact Jody Bono at:
219-384-8426

or

[email protected]

https://www.inchildcare.org/home/index

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Automated Health Systems (AHS) Child Care and Development Fund Voucher and On My Way Pre-K Eligibility Offices are conducting interviews over the phone with limited in person appointments. As more counties open to limited in person appointments, there....

Have a happy thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

Have a happy thanksgiving!

Need a good paying, rewarding job?
11/24/2020

Need a good paying, rewarding job?

Still looking for winter seasonal work? INDOT is hosting a statewide seasonal hiring event Thursday, December 3. Learn more at
INDOTjobs.com.

Fyi
11/23/2020

Fyi

Traffic Alert 1030
Jackson Township

Motor Vehicle Crash near U.S. Highway 6 (Grand Army Highway of the Republic) and County Road 350 East. Put the phones down and eyes on the road. Expect delays and use an alternate route.

***Deadline for submission is Saturday, December 12***Toys for Tots will go on.  Liberty Township residents who might ne...
11/20/2020

***Deadline for submission is Saturday, December 12***

Toys for Tots will go on. Liberty Township residents who might need assistance are asked to contact our office to submit information for this program.

Please call 242-8347, and leave a message. We will call you back for details.

Storms coming.  Take cover and close your windows.
11/11/2020

Storms coming. Take cover and close your windows.

Got a beaver or raccoon problem?  Contact my friend Jim Polarek for trapping and removal options.
11/02/2020

Got a beaver or raccoon problem? Contact my friend Jim Polarek for trapping and removal options.

Sorry for the mass invites.  Something happened with the page and everyone was purged a week ago.
11/01/2020

Sorry for the mass invites. Something happened with the page and everyone was purged a week ago.

11/01/2020

It’s cold, it’s nasty, it’s a great day to change your smoke detectors batteries and cleaning out under your refrigerator.

It’s nice to see that the Township can help to get things done for the people who truly need it.Thanks to Rebuilding Tog...
10/31/2020

It’s nice to see that the Township can help to get things done for the people who truly need it.

Thanks to Rebuilding Together to help out a Liberty Township resident.

FYI.
10/28/2020

FYI.

Do you know when to call 911?

Is there a motor vehicle crash with injuries? Building or field on fire? Having a medical emergency that requires immediate attention?

Can your neighbors, friends, or parents assist you?
Keep our resources available for those who need it!
--
[Pictured below is medical reasons for when to call 911. Non-Emergency Calls in Porter County can dial 477-3000.]

It’s on!!
10/25/2020

It’s on!!

👻Trick-or-Treat!🎃

Halloween will be the 31st of October this year.
10/23/2020

Halloween will be the 31st of October this year.

Halloween Safety Tips

Keep the Trick or Treaters safe this Halloween by following these simple tips from Smart911.

Energy Assistance Program launches with application options Valparaiso | The Energy Assistance Program will officially o...
10/20/2020
Porter County Aging & Community Services

Energy Assistance Program launches with application options



Valparaiso | The Energy Assistance Program will officially open on Nov. 1 with at-home and socially adjusted options for community members.

This season, the Porter County Aging and Community Services team and EAP volunteers will not be scheduling appointments as the office remains closed to the public due to COVID.

Those needing help can visit https://www.portercountyacs.org/energy-assistance to download an application. Once it is printed out and completed, it can be left in the drop box in the PCACS lobby between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Completed applications can also be mailed to 1005 Campbell St., Valparaiso, IN 46385. Those needing to pick up a paper copy to fill out will find them in the PCACS lobby.

The application can be filled out online as well at https://ihcda.rhsconnect.com/.

Volunteers and the staff are still available for questions at 219-464-9736, Option 1.

Applications may be filled out and delivered now but will not be processed until Nov. 1. Community members with a disconnect notice should make other arrangements while waiting for the application to process by contacting their energy company and continuing payments.

The income-eligible program continues to assist those struggling to pay their energy bills. Once participation is approved, a payment is made directly to the energy company.

“We understand how important this program is to our community members in need,” said PCACS Executive Director Bruce Lindner. “We have put together options to continue the application process in a safe manner to ensure those who need help still receive it.”

PCACS’ mission is to extend a helping hand to seniors, those with disabilities and low-income residents by providing services to improve their quality of life, including transportation, energy and emergency assistance, Section 8 and ramp programs.

For more information, visit www.portercountyacs.org.

To schedule a ride, please call 219-462-4302 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please read the letter from our director that details the process in wake of the pandemic.

PCACS, Westchester Twp. Trustee kick off loan closet   Valparaiso | Porter County Aging and Community Services is partne...
10/06/2020

PCACS, Westchester Twp. Trustee kick off loan closet



Valparaiso | Porter County Aging and Community Services is partnering with Westchester Township Trustee Suzanne Philbrick to launch a medical loan closet.

“A loan closet connects community members in need to essential medical devices and supplies,” said PCACS Executive Director Bruce Lindner. “We are looking to our community to help us fill our closet with well-kept, clean items in good to excellent condition.”

PCACS is accepting donations at its offices of such items as: non-motorized wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, shower/tub benches, toilet seats/chairs, grab bars, reachers, knee scooters, unopened adult diapers, liners or pads, bed rails, blood pressure monitors, oxygen/pulse oximeter and gait belts, which are devices that help caregivers or family members safely move individuals.

To donate items, call 219-464-9736, Ext. 216, to make arrangements to drop them off at the PCACS offices in Valparaiso. The team asks that items not be left unattended at the building.

The idea has been percolating since both Philbrick and PCACS have been receiving calls from community members looking for items.

“We know there is a need for it,” Philbrick said. “We’re working together on a coordinated effort that will benefit the community.”

Once donations begin coming in, the team will open up the closet to Porter County residents who would benefit from the resources.

“This is our first step: to seek donations,” Philbrick said. “We also hope to have a volunteer help in the future.”

PCACS’ mission is to extend a helping hand to seniors, those with disabilities and low-income residents by providing services to improve their quality of life, including transportation, energy and emergency assistance, Section 8 and ramp programs.

For more information, visit www.portercountyacs.org.

Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department
09/22/2020

Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department

Check out these Six Tips on Bicycle Safety near Railroads.

CROSSING TRACKS ON A BICYCLE REQUIRES CAUTION AND EXTRA ATTENTION! Narrow wheels can get caught between the rails. If possible, walk - don't ride - across. Always cross at a 90-degree angle.

USE ONLY DESIGNATED RAILROAD CROSSINGS. The only legal and safe place to cross railroad tracks is at a designated public crossing with a crossbuck, flashing red lights or a gate. Crossing at any other location is trespassing and illegal.

TURN OFF MUSIC AND REMOVE EARPHONES AT ALL RAIL CROSSINGS. Music can be a deadly distraction near the tracks - preventing you from hearing an approaching train.

WET TRAIN TRACKS CAN BE SLIPPERY. Dismount and walk your bike across the tracks. Step over the tracks - not on them - to avoid slipping.

WATCH OUT FOR THE SECOND TRAIN. Wait after the first train passes until you can see clearly in both directions.

IF YOU SEE A TRAIN COMING, WAIT! Flashing lights or a lowering gate means a train is approaching. Do not proceed until the gates go completely up and the lights go off. It is illegal to go around lowered gates, whether on a bike, on foot or in a vehicle.
#Oli #operatiolifesaver #railroad #traintracks #trains #railsafety

Halloween hours
09/18/2020

Halloween hours

Sheriff Reynolds has announced the Trick or Treat hours for unincorporated areas of Porter County are 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on 10/31/2020. Please stay safe and refer to the Governor’s current order at that time (not released yet) - regarding party sizes and / or mask requirements / recommendations. Thank you!

09/16/2020
Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department

Fyi

Temporary Road Closure

Liberty Township
Wednesday 9/16/20
Porter County Highway will be closing Calumet Avenue between 600 N and 700 N from 9 AM till 10 AM for drainage work.

Please seek an alternate route.

- Porter County Highway Department

JOBS!!!!
09/14/2020
REMINDER - INDOT hiring event taking place tomorrow

JOBS!!!!

INDIANA - The Indiana Department of Transportation will host open interviews for over 100 winter seasonal positions on Tuesday, September 15 at eleven locations around the state. Hiring events will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (local time).

08/08/2020

***updated 8-10***

All Liberty Township spots for the “Cops and Kids” back to school event have been filled.

Thank you for reaching out to others!!!

08/07/2020

**update with new number**

We have a veteran moving into Porter County who is without any furniture. I am asking if anyone has some furniture they would be willing to donate to help this gentleman out.

In need of:

Bed
Table/chairs
Dresser
Couch/recliner
End Tables
Lamps

Please text me at 219-850-3080 with your name and what you have for donations, if you are able.

Thanks
Matt

Covid affecting your mortgage payments?  Check out 877gethope.org to get information about this Federal emergency assist...
08/01/2020
877-GET-HOPE

Covid affecting your mortgage payments? Check out 877gethope.org to get information about this Federal emergency assistance program.

If you’re an Indiana homeowner who’s fallen behind on your mortgage payments or is unable to make future payments due to an involuntary financial hardship, we want to help you stay in your home.

Update from the Westchester Food Pantry
07/31/2020

Update from the Westchester Food Pantry

Liberty Fire is accepting applications.  Please consider applying.
07/31/2020

Liberty Fire is accepting applications. Please consider applying.

Are you ready? We're ready for you!

Liberty Township is accepting a limited amount of applicants for a back to school "“Cops and Kids” shopping program.Appl...
07/24/2020

Liberty Township is accepting a limited amount of applicants for a back to school "“Cops and Kids” shopping program.

Applicants must live in Liberty Township and be available with the child for the event on August 15th at Valparaiso Walmart.

Please call the Township office at 219-242-8347 to submit an application as soon as possible, as the deadline for submittal is August 5th.

SR 149 between Hwy 6 and US 20 will be closed down (appears to actually be from CR 1050 {Lenburg} to CR 875 {Robbins Roa...
07/01/2020
State Road 149 to be closed between U.S. 20 and U.S. 6

SR 149 between Hwy 6 and US 20 will be closed down (appears to actually be from CR 1050 {Lenburg} to CR 875 {Robbins Road}) in Liberty Township from Monday, July 6th to mid-August.

Please use care and find alternate routes.

PORTER COUNTY, Ind. - The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for State Road 149 between Lenburg Rd and Joliet Ave starting Monday, July 6.

06/25/2020

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Governor Announces $25 Million in Relief for Renters

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program, which will use $25 million in federal CARES Act funding to help Hoosiers struggling to pay rent due to the impact of COVID-19.

“This has been a very challenging time for Hoosiers, and the economic impacts of COVID-19 has left some renters in a tough spot,” Gov. Holcomb said. “The Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program will support our renters, improve our state’s housing stability and help prevent evictions as the state gets back on track.”

The program will provide up to $500 in assistance for four months, totaling a maximum of $2,000 in assistance to eligible renters to help cover past and ongoing rent payments or late fees. Rental assistance through this program is available to residents in all Indiana counties except Marion, where a local $15 million CARES Act-funded program will provide aid to Marion County renters.

To be eligible, renters must meet the following criteria:

Lost their job or part of their income due to COVID-19
Current household income, including unemployment, is less than the household income on March 6
Have not received rental assistance from another source
Approximately 12,000 Indiana households could be helped. Payments will be made directly to the landlord, and the landlord must agree to participate.

Applications will be accepted online beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 13 at www.indianahousingnow.org.

In the meantime, if they have not done so already, renters should speak with their property manager if they are unable to make their payments. Additional resources can be found in the state’s Coronavirus Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Guide.

Click here to download public service announcements (PSAs) recorded by the state for your use: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/egf210ognxxyx4h/AADYd7E-tBn7P6gtiLSZUiVBa?dl=0

More information may be found at the ISDH website at coronavirus.in.gov and the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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Andrew Forrester
Director of Intergovernmental Affairs
Office of Governor Eric J. Holcomb
Direct: 317-232-1050
Cell: 317-383-9881
Email: [email protected]

Energy Assistance for those who qualify.  Please look into this great program that is a one time benefit and expires Jul...
06/10/2020
Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Energy Assistance for those who qualify. Please look into this great program that is a one time benefit and expires July 31st.

https://www.in.gov/ihcda/4067.htm

Article Section Breadcrumbs HomeHomeowners & Renters Current: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) IMPORTANT: The deadline to apply for energy assistance has been extended to July 31, 2020 for Program Year 2020.  Please see below for ...

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71 N US HIghway 6
Valparaiso, IN
46385

Opening Hours

Tuesday 15:30 - 17:30
Thursday 12:30 - 17:30
Friday 15:30 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 11:00

Telephone

+12192428347

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