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2022 News Releases

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Bloomington Police Department Plans Mobile Roll Calls in Neighborhoods

In an effort to continue strong connections with the neighborhoods of Bloomington, the Bloomington Police Department (BPD) will begin conducting mobile roll calls throughout the City. As officers begin each of the three work shifts in a day, they meet together at roll call to receive specific assignments and any pertinent information for the day. Members of the community are invited to attend when they see the Mobile Field Office truck, to communicate their concerns with officers and to meet the people patrolling their neighborhoods.

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Bloomington Police Department Offers New Hiring and Retention Incentives

In an effort to attract the highest quality candidates, the City of Bloomington is now offering several new incentives within the Bloomington Police Department (BPD). Significant salary increases were agreed upon through the collective bargaining process, and are reflected in the recently approved contract between the City of Bloomington and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). 

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Bryan Park and Mills Pool are Scheduled to Open; Headley Road Gets New Guardrail; and New Traffic Signals on North Walnut and Tapp Road

Numerous infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality, and quality of life in Bloomington. The City will provide regular public updates on a range of these improvements as they progress.

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Sandra Keller Wins 2022 Human Rights Award

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission selected founder and executive director of My Sister’s Closet, Sandy Keller, as the recipient of its 2022 Human Rights Award.

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City Announces Memorial Day Service, Decoration Policies at City Cemeteries

Rose Hill hosts a Veterans Memorial Day service May 30.

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30th Annual BHRC Essay/Arts Contest Winners Announced

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission (BHRC) announced the winners of its annual essay/art contest for area students in grades K-6 and will host an awards ceremony for the winners at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at City Hall. Mayor John Hamilton will present the awards to this year’s winners. 

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Meridiam and City of Bloomington Announce Plans for $50 Million City-Wide, Fiber-to-the-Home Network

Infrastructure company Meridiam and the City of Bloomington announced today that Meridiam plans to invest more than $50 million to bring high-speed internet access to virtually every neighborhood and resident in the City. Meridiam will build and operate an open-access-model fiber network, embodying net neutrality, with a strong emphasis on digital equity. The City of Bloomington will partner in the digital equity components with up to a $1 million investment. 

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Lower Cascades Waterfall Boardwalk Opens; Rosehill Cemetery Resurfacing Project Begins; Bryan Park Gets New Accessible Curb Ramps; Construction Will Affect Grant Street Traffic

Numerous infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality, and quality of life in Bloomington. The City will provide regular public updates on a range of these improvements as they progress.

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City Reports Two New COVID-19 Cases

Two City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the May 6 update, including one City Hall employee and one Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employee. 

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City Accepting Applications to Serve on City’s Boards and Commissions

The City of Bloomington’s Office of the Mayor is accepting applications from community members who would like to serve on one of the following City’s boards or commissions:

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Community Invited to Celebrate Aurora Almanac Art Installation at Trades District Garage

The City of Bloomington invites community members to Twilight at the Trades, an event celebrating the Aurora Almanac art installation at the Trades District Garage. Guests are invited to see the artwork up close, enjoy empanadas from Maíz Comida Colombiana, and experience music and performance. 

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Public Invited to Attend City-hosted Resource Fair for Tenants on Saturday, May 21

The City of Bloomington Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND), in partnership with the Housing and Eviction Prevention Project (HEPP), will host a Tenant Resource Fair in City Hall Council Chambers (room 115), 401 N Morton St. on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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City Reports Zero New COVID-19 Cases

The City received no reports of employees having received positive COVID-19 test results since employee cases were last announced on Thursday, April 28.  

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Bryan Park and Griffy Lake Improvements Increase Accessibility; Improvements to Olcott Blvd.; Bloomington is Brighter with Cleaning and Energy Efficient Lighting

Numerous infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality, and quality of life in Bloomington. The City will provide regular public updates on a range of these improvements as they progress.

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City Council Unanimously Approves Local Income Tax Increase, Supporting Major New Investments in Bloomington’s Future

All nine members of the Bloomington Common Council voted yesterday to enact an Economic Development Local Income Tax (ED-LIT) that will fund a range of critical measures across public safety, essential city services, climate change preparedness, and mitigation including major public transit enhancements, and equity and quality of life for all. The funds raised by the ED-LIT will allow the City to address future critical needs and meet fundamental obligations to its residents, present and future. 

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Public Invited to Attend Waldron Arts Center Awakening Art Exhibition Opening Reception on Friday, May 6

The City of Bloomington will celebrate the opening reception of a new art exhibition at the John Waldron Arts Center on Friday, May 6 from 5-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

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Be More Awards Recognize Volunteers for Service to the Community

Seven Bloomington community members will be honored in an invitation-only presentation of the Be More Awards from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5.  Recipients will be presented with their award by Mayor John Hamilton and with a $1000 cash award for their host organization from Tina Peterson of the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County.

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Bloomington Transit Announces the Replacement of Late Evening Service with Uber/Lyft Delayed Until June

Bloomington Transit (BT) is announcing the delay of a plan to replace late evening service on most routes, with those trips to be provided through partnerships with Uber and Lyft. The new service delivery method was originally announced to take effect on May 9, 2022, and has been delayed to June 2022.

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City Reports Five New COVID-19 Cases

Three City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the April 21 update, including one Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employee, one Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employee, and three City Hall employees.

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Bloomington Chosen as One of Thirteen International Cities for New Bloomberg Innovation Training

The City of Bloomington has been selected as one of 13 international cities participating in the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation (CPI) at Johns Hopkins University’s 2022 Innovation Training program, which will provide consulting, training, and networking to address a key issue facing its residents. 

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Residents are Invited to Apply for 2022 Residents Academy

The City of Bloomington Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) invites residents to apply for the 2022 Residents Academy, to be held on ten consecutive Thursday evenings from August 25th to October 27th, from 6-8 p.m.

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City Council Approves Two $5 Million Infrastructure Bonds; Final Local Income Tax Vote Moved to April 27

The Bloomington City Council on Wednesday evening approved two five-year $5 million general obligation (G.O.) bonds to invest in important Bloomington infrastructure projects spread across the community.

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No COVID-19 Employee Cases in Last Week

The City received no reports of employees having received positive COVID-19 test results since employee cases were last announced on Thursday, April 14.  

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City Nonprofits Invited to Apply for 2022 Digital Equity Grants

The City of Bloomington invites nonprofit organizations to apply for funding to support their efforts to bridge the digital divide and increase digital resources for residents.  The Digital Equity Grants program will award $50,000 in funds to Bloomington-based nonprofits, with 2022 proposals accepted digitally Monday, May 2 through 5 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at bloomington.in.gov/digital-equity

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Bloomington’s Catalent to Hire 1,000 New Employees at Average Wages of $32 an Hour or More, and Invest at Least $350 Million

This morning brought very exciting news: Catalent Pharma Solutions has formally signed an agreement to bring a $350 million expansion to Bloomington, including at least 1,000 new high-quality jobs paying an average of $32 per hour. 

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City of Bloomington Utilities Receives Stormwater Award

City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) has received the 2022 Education and Outreach Award from the Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM). Established in 2015, this award recognizes an outstanding program promoting the advancement of education regarding stormwater management. CBU was recognized specifically for its Residential Stormwater Grants Program. 

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City Accepting Applications to Serve on City’s Boards and Commissions

The City of Bloomington’s Office of the Mayor is accepting applications from community members who would like to serve on one of the following City boards or commissions:

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City Reports Three New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week

Three City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the April 8 update, including one Parks & Recreation (Parks) employee, one Utilities (CBU) employee, and one City Hall employee.

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Community Invited to Participate in Future of Policing Public Forum

The Future of Policing Task Force invites community members to a public forum via Zoom on Monday, April 18, 2022, from 6-7:30 p.m. The forum is an opportunity for residents throughout the community to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences regarding law enforcement in Bloomington and Monroe County.

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City Reports One New COVID-19 Case in Past Week

One City worker from the Department of Public Works (DPW) reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the March 24 update. 

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City Council to Consider Local Income Tax Increase, Two Bonds

Mayor John Hamilton will ask the Bloomington Common Council to implement an increase to the Monroe County Local Income Tax (LIT) by 0.855% for the purposes of economic development and to adopt two $5 million general obligation (G.O.) bonds to invest in local infrastructure. Mayor Hamilton will present the proposed increase and bonds to the Council this evening at their regular session beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

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City of Bloomington Kicks Off Arts Feasibility Study in Partnership with Trahan Architects, Seeks Public Input

The City has contracted with Trahan Architects to conduct an arts feasibility study in Bloomington following Mayor Hamilton’s commitment to a study announced in May 2021 as part of the Recover Forward initiative to help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The study will include an evaluation of arts facilities and activities in the City and result in a report of recommended strategies for successfully advancing the arts across the City.

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City Files Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Statute Voiding Sewer Contracts

Today the City of Bloomington filed a lawsuit in Monroe County challenging the validity of a 2019 law that retroactively voided eighty percent of Bloomington’s sewer extension contracts. The 2019 law purports to nullify hundreds of contracts that allow non-municipal residents to connect to the City’s sewer system in exchange for those residents waiving their right to contest a future annexation.

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City Accepting Applications to Serve on the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission

The City invites residents to apply for an upcoming vacancy on the Bloomington Redevelopment Commission (RDC). The RDC oversees housing and neighborhood development, investigates opportunities for economic development and redevelopment in the city of Bloomington, and creates economic development areas, areas needing redevelopment, and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts.

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Mayor at the Market Returns to the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

Mayor at the Market is a community outreach program that invites Market-goers to interact with the mayor and various department heads from the City of Bloomington government. Most Saturday mornings, either Mayor Hamilton, Deputy Mayor Don Griffin, or one of nineteen department heads will be at the Farmers' Market to answer resident questions and discuss issues of interest in the city.

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City Reports Two New COVID-19 Cases

Two City workers from the Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Parks and Recreation Department (Parks) have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the March 10 update.

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Mayor Hamilton Shares New Revenue Proposal with City Council

Mayor John Hamilton has shared a proposal with the Bloomington City Council outlining the need for new revenue. 

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City Invites Community to Trades District Technology Center Information Session

The City of Bloomington and the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) invite the public to an information-sharing event for the Trades District Technology Center, which is funded in part by a $3.5 million Economic Development Administration CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grant awarded in 2021.

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City Accepting Applications to Serve on City’s Boards and Commissions

The City of Bloomington’s Office of the Mayor is accepting applications from community members who would like to serve on one of the following City’s boards or commissions

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City Reports One New COVID-19 Case in Past Week

One City worker from the Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) has reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the February 25 update. 

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Bloomington Environmental Commission’s Tenth Annual Eco-Heroes Art Contest Open for Submissions

The City of Bloomington’s Environmental Commission is announcing its annual Eco-Heroes Art Contest. The 10th annual art contest is calling on all amateur artists to submit art showcasing their creativity and appreciation of the natural environment. This year’s theme is “Fighting Fragmentation!,” which asks artists to learn about, and present artistic pieces related to the benefits connecting native habitats can have on wildlife and plant species alike. 

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Bloomington Restaurants in the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District Invited to Apply for New Composting Program

The City of Bloomington’s Department of Economic and Sustainable Development, in partnership with EarthKeepers, is providing support for restaurants and retail food establishments to reduce and divert food waste from the landfill through the newly created Compost Up Downtown program. 

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City Reaches Historic Contingent Agreement with Fraternal Order of Police

The City of Bloomington and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) have reached a contingent agreement on the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement, which includes unprecedented investments in public safety. The new contract would govern salaries and benefits for FOP members for four years starting in 2023.

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Public Invited to Attend Waldron Arts Center Reopening Celebration on Friday, March 4

The City of Bloomington will celebrate the reopening of the John Waldron Arts Center on Friday, March 4 from 5-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public*. 

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City Accepting Nominations for Be More Awards Honoring Volunteers

City of Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton encourages all community members to nominate outstanding volunteers for the Be More Awards, the community volunteer awards presented by the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, a program of the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department. Nominations are being accepted now through Monday, March 21 at bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org/bemore. 

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City Reports Four New COVID-19 Cases

Four City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the February 17 update, including two Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employees, one Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employee, and one Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) employee. 

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Mayor Hamilton to Present Seventh State of the City Address: Forward Together

Mayor John Hamilton presents his seventh annual State of the City address to the community at the Buskirk Chumley Theater*. All are invited to attend the free event. Complementing the Mayor’s remarks, the work of local artists will be showcased, including live music poetry readings, and a video presentation of community portraits. The event will be convened and adjourned by the Bloomington Common Council, for which it serves as an official meeting.

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City’s 2022 Black History Month Gala Celebration Features “Black Health and Wellness” Theme

The City of Bloomington invites the community to attend the 18th Annual Black History Month Gala, which will take place on Saturday, February 26, beginning at 6 p.m. The ticketed, public event will be held over Zoom video conferencing, with e-ticket reservations available in advance through the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, online at bctboxoffice.org, or by phone at 812-323-3020.  

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City Reports Five New COVID-19 Cases

Five City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the February 10 update, including one Parks & Recreation (Parks) employee, one Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employee, one Utilities (CBU) employee, one Department of Public Works (DPW) employee, and one City Hall employee.

City Invites Community Groups, Artists, Food Vendors to Take Part in Inaugural International Food & Art Festival April 10

Street fair-style festival to take place on Fourth Street between Dunn Street and Grant Street and in the Dunkirk Square parking lot.

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Community Nonprofits and Organizations Invited to Apply for Grants Through City’s 2022 Solar and Energy Efficiency Loan (SEEL) Program

As part of Mayor John Hamilton’s Recover Forward initiative, the City of Bloomington’s Department of Economic and Sustainable Development is providing support for organizations to improve building efficiency through the 2022 Solar and Energy Efficiency Loan (SEEL) Program. 

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Mayors to Sign Nation’s First Sibling Cities Agreement at Kickoff on Tuesday

Sibling Cities USA and the cities of Palo Alto, California, and Bloomington, Indiana are hosting a virtual kickoff for the first-ever Sibling Cities relationship on Tuesday, February 15 at 12 p.m. EST.

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City Council to Consider Incentive to Support Catalent Expansion

The City of Bloomington Economic Development Commission has recommended that the Bloomington Common Council approve a proposed tax abatement associated with investments being considered at Catalent’s South Patterson Drive facility that would potentially add up to 1,000 new biotech jobs in Bloomington over the next five years. 

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City Reports Nine New COVID-19 Cases

Nine City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the February 3 update, including four Parks & Recreation (Parks) employees, two Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employees, one Utilities (CBU) employee, and two City Hall employees.

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City's Bicentennial Bond to Fund Planting of 300+ Trees in 2022 to Achieve a More Equitable Urban Canopy

Mayor John Hamilton announced today that, following months of research, planning, and preparation, 304 locations in four different project areas in Bloomington have been identified to provide a more equitable urban canopy for all residents. These projects are part of the continuing Bicentennial Bond program the City Council and administration sponsored to invest in the future, in honor of our 200th birthday in 2018.

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City Submits Final Batch of Remonstrance Waivers to Auditor

On Friday, February 4, the City of Bloomington submitted its last responses to Monroe County Auditor Cathy Smith detailing which annexation remonstrators own properties subject to remonstrance waivers. 

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Bloomington Fire and Police Chiefs, Community and Family Resources Director Present Sixth Annual Public Safety Report

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton invites the press and the public to attend the sixth annual joint Public Safety Report to the Community. The online presentation will update the community on the state of public safety in Bloomington, and the City’s continuous efforts to improve it.

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Former Hospital Site Designated as “Hopewell” Neighborhood

The City of Bloomington is pleased to announce that “Hopewell” will be the name for the new neighborhood to be created following the decommissioning and demolition of the former IU Health Bloomington campus on West 2nd Street. The Hopewell name has a long history of association with the site.

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City Reports Fourteen New COVID-19 Cases

Fourteen City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the January 27 update, including one Parks & Recreation (Parks) employee, one Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employee, three Utilities (CBU) employees, six City Hall employees, one Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employee, one Bloomington Transit (BT) employee, and one Department of Public Works (DPW) employee. 

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City Shares Organizational Assessment of Appointed Boards and Commissions

The City of Bloomington released an organizational assessment report of its appointed boards and commissions today. Last year, Mayor John Hamilton directed that an independent, third-party assessment of the board and commission structure be undertaken to review and assess their scope, structure, and required resources. The recommendations in the report are intended to build upon the boards and commissions’ many existing contributions and enhance the City’s community-focused approach to decision-making and operations. 

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City Sanitation Services Canceled for Thursday, February 3, 2022

In consideration of the predicted approaching winter storm, the closure of the Hoosier Disposal transfer facility, and the potential for significant snow or ice accumulation, the City of Bloomington Sanitation Division has announced that trash and recycling collection will be suspended on Thursday, February 3, 2022. 

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Eagleson Avenue Officially Replaces Jordan Avenue Tomorrow, February 1

City crews will begin installing street signs denoting the new Eagleson Avenue name this week. Eagleson Avenue will officially become the new name for Jordan Avenue from Davis Street to 17th Street tomorrow, February 1.

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City’s 2022 Black History Month Celebration Features “Black Health and Wellness” Theme

The City of Bloomington invites the community to kick-off this year’s Black History Month celebration on February 1 at 6 p.m. at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts (505 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47404). The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. and the program and livestream (link below) begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Masks, proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event are required. The event is free and open to the public.

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City Farmers' Market Accepting Proposals from Food and Beverage Artisans, Applications from Farmers and Growers, for Vending Spaces at 2022 Saturday Market

Proposals from food and beverage artisans and applications from farmers due Feb. 21.

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City Reports Thirty New COVID-19 Cases

Thirty City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the January 20 update, including one Parks & Recreation (Parks) employee, two Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employees, seven Utilities (CBU) employees, five City Hall employees, two Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employees, two Bloomington Transit (BT) employees, four Department of Public Works (DPW) employees, and seven employees of the Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA). 

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Federal Court Rules for City of Bloomington in Farmers’ Market Case

On Wednesday, a Federal District Court ruled in favor of the City of Bloomington in Schooner Creek Farms v City of Bloomington. The court rejected all the claims brought by the plaintiffs, awarding summary judgment to the City, Parks Administrator Paula McDevitt, and former Farmers’ Market Coordinator Marcia Veldman.

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City Reports Thirty-eight New COVID-19 Cases

hirty-eight City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the January 13 update, including three Parks & Recreation (Parks) employees, four Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employees, five Utilities (CBU) employees, four City Hall employees, nine Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employees, one Bloomington Transit (BT) employee, six Department of Public Works (DPW) employees, and six employees of the Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA). 

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Commission Accepting Resident Proposals for Traffic Calming Projects

The City of Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission (BPSC) is seeking proposals for resident-led projects to install traffic-calming devices on neighborhood and residential streets. 

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City Women’s Commission Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominees for the 2022 Woman of the Year, Toby Strout Lifetime Contribution, Emerging Leader and Young Woman of the Year awards. Although nominations for these awards are accepted year-around, the deadline for submission of nominations for 2022 is February 11. The awards will be presented during Women’s History Month in March 2022.  

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City Reports Twenty New COVID-19 Cases

Twenty City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the January 6 update, including four Parks & Recreation (Parks) employees, three Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employees, four Utilities (CBU) employees, one City Hall employee, three Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employees, three Bloomington Transit (BT) employees, and two employees of the Department of Public Works (DPW). 

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City Deems Historic Johnson Creamery Smokestack Unsafe

The City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) Department has issued an “Unsafe Building Order to Repair” to the owners of the property at 400 W. 7th St. The order was issued specifically for the 140-foot-tall Johnson Creamery smokestack located on the property, pursuant to Bloomington Municipal Code Chapter 17.16 and Indiana Code Chapter 36-7-9. 

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City Parks Department Accepting Applications for Vendor Spaces at 2022 Summer Art Fairs

Submit an application online by Feb. 25 for full consideration.

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City Invites Public to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Birthday Celebration

The City of Bloomington invites the community to the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, Monday, January 17 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater*. The event will include remarks by Deputy Mayor Don Griffin, members of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission, and others starting at 7 p.m. 

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City Reports Fourteen New COVID-19 Cases

Fourteen City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the December 30 update, including two Parks & Recreation (Parks) employees, one Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employee, two Utilities (CBU) employees, two City Hall employees, three Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employees, two Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) employees, and two employees of the Department of Public Works (DPW). 

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Cold Weather Safety and Resources

In anticipation of the extreme cold temperatures over the next few days, the City of Bloomington advises residents for their safety to avoid prolonged outdoor exposure, and to check on elderly family members and neighbors often to assure their safety.  

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Waldron Arts Center Reopens

The Waldron Arts Center will reopen on January 4 for use by the public and visual and performing artists. This follows a 21 month closure, during which time the City of Bloomington completed repairs to both stabilize and upgrade the facility.