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City of Bloomington, Indiana – John Hamilton, Mayor

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closed #140613

Parks & Playgrounds

Case Date:
9/2/2014

To whom it may concern: I was dismayed to read in this morning's hotline that roundup is used in our parks and around our trails. Yes, this is the roundup civilians can buy in stores; however, that does not mean it is safe. I thought Bloomington was a progressive place on the cutting edge of environmental concerns - apparently not. Any amount of poison applied to our earth is dangerous to people and animals, among others. And when we have rains, the roundup runs off into our water systems. Look at all of the drains on streets which sport little stickers saying don't put any hazardous materials down the drains. Well, you are. Let's think about the big picture. What is more important - having a safe environment in which we can be on the grass, drink safe water, etc. or getting rid of a few weeds, which, by the way, are also part of our creation. I know there are invasive weeds, but surely there are safer ways to eradicate them than by spraying them with poison that is hazardous to everything. You say you have professionals applying these poisons - I don't believe that makes the substance any safer. I hope you will consult various organic farmers and landscapers in the area for advice before applying any more roundup. Thank you. Anne Fraker

closed #140254

Parks & Playgrounds

Case Date:
8/20/2014

At the Ferguson Dog Park there is a large puddle the size of a large bathtub located near the shade shelter. At the moment it is full of green water, after a week or so it becomes a mud wallow with mud the consistency of glue. This feature never dries out and remains a continuing dog magnet. Even with the hose it is not easy to clean them up after they roll in it. A pickup load of gravel or wood chips would be greatly appreciated by many dog owners. Thanks(it is a great park for the dogs!)

closed #138489

Parks & Playgrounds

Case Date:
6/5/2014

The water fountains are not turned on.

closed #138342

Parks & Playgrounds

2125-2299 W Rca Park Dr

Case Date:
5/29/2014

one of the water fountains by the playground has a constant leak

closed #138240

Parks & Playgrounds

Case Date:
5/27/2014

Dear Ms. Granger, I am writing to you again this year about the "encampment" of vagrants near Cascades Park in your council district. Located near the corner of N. College and Old 37 it is a threat to the health and safety of our community. Children play in the water downstream from this filth. Thank goodness the disabled child recently lost in Cascades did not wander into this place. The fact that this "encampment" is on a parcel of land owned by the state is hardly an excuse to allow it to exist so close to a city park frequented by families with children. Please do something about this. Cordially, Ron Clees 2221 Browncliff Lane Bloomington IN 47408

closed #138028

Parks & Playgrounds

1400-1692 North College Avenue

Case Date:
5/19/2014

The condition of Miller Shower park is getting worse day by day. It was clean and beautiful last fall but now it is covered with water plants and getting worse. Is it due to lack of funds that there is not maintenance?

closed #132890

Parks & Playgrounds

601–699 E Dixie St

Case Date:
7/18/2013

The drinking fountain near the fenced playground in Bryan Park is not working properly. When it is activated, it sprays water in several directions. Thank you!

closed #132468

Parks & Playgrounds

909 S Henderson ST

Case Date:
6/24/2013

Water fountain near enclosed playground isn't draining.

closed #129031

Parks & Playgrounds

3665-3699 The Stands Rd

Case Date:
9/29/2012

Water fountain only works when pushed on hard by an adult. Kids can't operate.

closed #128650

Parks & Playgrounds

Case Date:
9/13/2012

To whom it may concern, Over the past couple weeks I have been visiting the Miller-Showers Park located at 1500 N. College Ave. I like to pass the time listening to the waterfall or looking at the detailed sculptures. Unfortunately, it is hard to enjoy the view because the water is so slimy and murky. I am disappointed because it can look so much better if cleaned. Right now it just looks gross. To resolve the problem, I would appreciate if someone could please clean the water so there is no more green slime in the water. I look forward to your reply and a resolution to my problem. Please contact me at the above email address. Sincerely, Kristina Coonce