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2017 News

Director of Public Works Adam Wason to Host Farmers’ Market Saturday

The public is invited to join Public Works Director Adam Wason as he hosts “Mayor at the Market” Saturday.
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City of Bloomington Utilities South Central Interceptor Sewer Project Underway

This week, the City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) begins the South Central Interceptor Sewer, a $6.9 million project to improve the aging sewer infrastructure...
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Reminder: Choose Your Carts for Modernized Trash/Recycling Collection

Cart choices can be made online through Sunday.

Director of Economic & Sustainable Development to Host Farmers’ Market Saturday

The public is invited to join Economic & Sustainable Development Director Alex Crowley as he hosts “Mayor at the Market"

New Mural Complete at 423 S. Washington Street

The Economic & Sustainable Development Department in collaboration with City of Bloomington Utilities recently commissioned a new mural by local artist Emily Wilson.

Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force to Report Thursday

The Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force formed to examine, evaluate, research and make recommendations toward a safe, civil and just downtown will present...

City of Bloomington Reveals Updated Website Wednesday

The City of Bloomington is set to move to an updated and improved version of its website.

Farmers’ Market Closes at Noon Saturday; Taste of Bloomington Opens at 3 p.m.

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market closes an hour earlier than usual this Saturday, June 17
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Griffy Lake Closed to Boating June 13 and 14

Griffy Lake will be closed to boating from June 13-June 14th until 1pm.

Mobile Energy Lab Rolling in Monroe County

The EnergyBus, funded through an Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Innovative Grant...
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Director of Human Resources Caroline Shaw to Host Farmers’ Market Saturday

The public is invited to join City of Bloomington Human Resources Director Caroline Shaw as she hosts “Mayor at the Market” Saturday.

City of Bloomington Officials Report Decline In Disinfectant Byproduct Levels

The monthly disinfection byproduct (DBP) test results for May have been released and DBP concentrations remain low...

Bloomington Launches Quickstart Small Business Tool

Regional Startup Pitch Competition Thursday at Trades District Dimension Mill

Entrepreneurs, code writers, tech developers and the local economic development community will gather Thursday at 5:30 pm...

City Joins Peers In Condemning US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

On Thursday, the City of Bloomington joined 61 cities and 36 million Americans across the country in condemning...

Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development Doris Sims to Host Farmers’ Market Saturday

The public is invited to join Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) Director Doris Sims as she hosts...
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Mayor Hamilton and Bloomington Fire Department Award Civilian Lifesaving Award

Today Mayor John Hamilton awarded Bloomington resident Jeremy Moore the Civilian Lifesaving Award...

City Departments Request Budget Reversions, Share in Savings

City department heads saved approximately $3 million in 2016 by delivering services efficiently and not spending every appropriated dollar.

Mayor Hamilton Joins Parking Enforcement Officer for Downtown Tour

Mayor John Hamilton will join Parking Enforcement Officer Susan McCarter for a walking exploration of downtown Bloomington, starting at 4 p.m. today.

City of Bloomington Volunteer Network Launches Summer of Service Program

The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network has issued a challenge to Bloomington and Monroe County high school students to make this summer a “Summer of Service” (SOS).
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City Parks and Recreation Announces Partnership with Centerstone for Park Maintenance

Mayor John Hamilton and city staff shared details about the new program at a press conference May 25.

City Files Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of State Legislation

Today the City of Bloomington filed a lawsuit in Monroe County challenging the constitutionality of legislation passed by the Indiana General Assembly on April 22nd and signed by Governor Holcomb on April 27th.

Mayor Joins Coalition to Oppose American Health Care Act

Mayor John Hamilton has joined the Cities Thrive Coalition comprised of mayors across the country in asking Congress not to enact the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Street Department Underway on 2017 Paving Projects

The City of Bloomington Street Department is currently underway on completing a number of asphalt paving projects now through September 2017.

Brian Payne, New Assistant Director, Small Business Development

The City of Bloomington’s Economic & Sustainable Development Department is pleased to welcome Brian Payne as its Assistant Director for Small Business Development.

Surplus Properties for Sale

The City of Bloomington is currently offering two surplus properties for sale.

City Announces Winners of Civic Code Challenge

Today the City announced Indiana University students Hayden Mills and Dipt Chaudhary as the winners of its Civic Code Challenge, winning the $500 first prize.

Mayor Hamilton's Remarks to City Council on Annexation