Remington Town Departments are governed by the Remington Town Council. The departments include Streets, Water, Wastewater, Police, Parks, Town Manager and Cemetery. The Fire Department is governed by a Building Services Board made up of all five town council members, and representatives from the townships which the fire department serve.
Remington Town Council
Remington's town government is made up of five council members elected by ward. The term of office for a member is 4 years, beginning on January 1 following the election. Members of the town council must reside in their respective wards. Two members are elected as President and Vice-President each year. The town departments report to the town council. The council passes ordinances, resolutions, establishes salaries for town employees, pass an annual budget, and sets utility rates.
Current town council members are: Susie Flickner, President; Jim Stewart, Vice-President, Bob Braaksma, and Pat Berger. Town Attorney is Rebecca Goddard and Patrick Ryan. Town Clerk-Treasurer is Terri Budde
2020 Town Council Meeting Schedule
Town council meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month, unless that Monday is a holiday. Meetings are held in the town hall, located at 24 S. Indiana Street, at 6:30 PM. An additional meeting will be scheduled in late December to finalize claims and year end business.
The Town Manager for the Town of Remington is Jonathan Cripe. His main objective is to manage and oversee the operations of the Town, coordinating the activities of the other Town employees, and act as liaison to the Town Council, and performing duties as assigned by the Town Council.
Members of the redevelopment commission are: Steve Kinsell, Ron Wilken, Brad Ulyat, Betty Vaughan, Kathy O'Neall, and Rachel Cantrell (School Board appointee)
Remington has TWO great town parks to enjoy!
The Original Town Park is centrally located in town near several convenience stores in case snacks or beverages are needed while you play! It is home to a large playground with multiple slides and swings for all ages and a great basketball court. It also has an open shelter with restrooms and picnic tables. The local Boy Scouts have a cabin located in the park as well.
The Remington Community Park is located in the northwest part of town. With the recent addition of the SPLASH PAD, the Community Park is popular among local and out of town visitors! It has two shelters available for use or rent: an open shelter with restrooms and picnic tables and an enclosed shelter with restrooms and picnic tables. This park also has both a baseball and softball field, which are home to the Tri-County Cavalier High School teams as well as the summer youth programs. You will also find newly resurfaced tennis courts on the west side of the park and a popular basketball court near the playground.
There are walking trails that go throughout the woods behind the ball diamonds, with the expansion of The Parks Department expects to add a walking/biking trail in the very near future, however there is an existing nature trail in the wooded area behind the baseball diamonds. The Community Park also has several beautiful, green soccer fields equipped with nets. These fields are used by Remington’s popular youth soccer program in the fall. The park has two wonderful playgrounds, an enclosed infant/toddler playground and a larger playground for children of all ages. The large hill south of the softball diamond is perfect for winter sledding!
Reserve a Park Shelter
SHELTER RENTAL RATES
Shelter #1- $50
Shelter 1 is located on the west side of the Original Town Park with parking available next to the shelter. It is an open shelter with restrooms and picnic tables. Recycling and trash cans are on site for use as well.
Shelter #2- $50
Shelter 2 is located at the south entrance of the Community Park. Free parking for the shelter and the park is located beside the shelter. It is an open shelter with restrooms and picnic tables. Recycling and trash cans are on site for use as well.
Shelter #3- $75
Shelter 3 is located nearest the Splash Pad. Access to the shelter is from the West entrance to the park. Free parking is available nearest the shelter and the Splash Pad. It is an enclosed shelter with roll up doors that can be opened for nice weather. There are restrooms and picnic tables in the shelter. Recycling and trash cans are on site for use as well.
The Park Department Superintendent is Mike Babcock. Contact Mike at 219-819-0162 or through the Town Hall at 219-261-2523. The Town Hall staff will be happy to make park shelter reservations for you or your organization.
No pets are allowed inside the fenced baseball and softball diamond at the community park, with the exception of service animals.
Damage to the fields and failure to pick up animal waste despite signs posted in the parks has led the Park Board to this decision. In addition, the town of Remington has a tethered animal ordinance and allowing pets off leash, even inside the diamonds, violates this ordinance.
Remington Park Board