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2017 News

60+ Vendors at Junk in the Trunk Community Yard Sale Saturday

Visit lots of yard sales in one convenient, indoor location with FREE admission.

Farmers' Market Hosts Free Tomato Tasting Aug. 19

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market holds the annual Heirloom Tomato Tasting Aug. 19 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. at Showers Plaza, 401 N. Morton St. Tomato tasting is free while supplies last.

Mayor Introduces 2018 Budget Priorities

The week-long City budget departmental hearings begin at 6:00 p.m. tonight, August 14, with Mayor Hamilton introducing priorities for the 2018 fiscal year in front of Common Council.

City Announces Hearing Schedule for 2018 Budget

The City begins the 2018 budget process with departmental hearings in front of Common Council from August 14 through August 17, beginning at 6:00 p.m. each evening.

City of Bloomington Officials File Water Rate Increase

Today the City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) filed an updated rate tariff with the Indiana Utilities Regulatory Commission (IURC).

Mayor to Host Farmers' Market Saturday

Please join Mayor John Hamilton as he hosts "Mayor at the Market" Saturday.

Commission on the Status of Black Males to Join with National Initiative

Plans to welcome Arlington Heights Elementary School students on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 9.

Public Invited to Meet with City Officials in August

Bloomington residents will have opportunities to interact with Mayor & department leaders at Farmers Market.

City Pursues Solar Energy with Solarize Bloomington

Mayor Hamilton launched the City’s most ambitious solar measures to date.

Sign Up for City's Upcoming Home Buyers Club

The City of Bloomington’s Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) will host the Home Buyers Club in September.
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Parks and Recreation Department Presents Bravo Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service

Twin Lakes Recreation Center recognized volunteer Oliver Fyffe during the Board of Park Commissioners meeting July 25.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Hosts Deer Management Information Panel Aug. 1

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Griffy Lake Nature Preserve Deer Management Information Panel Aug. 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall...

Mayor to Update Public Monday on Solarize Bloomington

On Monday Mayor John Hamilton will host a press conference to discuss the progress of the City’s Solarize Bloomington efforts, and announce a comprehensive strategic energy master plan...

Public Invited to Enter Homemade Salsas in Salsa Contest at Farmers’ Market Aug. 5

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department and Bloomingfoods Market and Deli are sponsoring the hottest contest of the summer!

City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory

The City of Bloomington Utilities has issued a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) advisory for the following areas after an SSO was confirmed on Thursday, July 27.

Transit Manager Lew May to Host Farmers' Market Saturday

The public is invited to join Lew May, Bloomington Transit’s General Manager, as he hosts “Mayor at the Market” on Saturday.

Mayor Announces New Community Initiatives Addressing Downtown Challenges

Mayor John Hamilton introduced four new initiatives today in the City’s continuing effort to address ongoing challenges in Bloomington’s downtown area.

Bloomington Fire Department to Require Standardized Practices

In an effort to elevate and standardize fire safety throughout Monroe County, Bloomington Fire Chief Jason Moore is seeking formalized written automatic aid agreements with other Monroe County fire departments.

Mayor Hamilton to Update Public on Progress of Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force Recommendations

Mayor John Hamilton will host a press conference on Thursday, July 27 to discuss the progress of the City’s Safety, Civility, and Justice Task Force recommendations...

City's Holiday Market Accepting Vendor Applications from Local, Regional Artists

Artists are selected via a juried process to sell original artwork in any of 10 categories.

Pesticide Application Will Temporarily Close B-Line Trail Near City Hall July 25

Pesticide treatment of vegetation in the paver bricks on the Farmers' Market Plaza of the B-Line Trail will begin at 8 a.m., weather permitting.

CBU Reports June 2017 Disinfection Byproduct Levels

The monthly disinfection byproduct (DBP) test results for June have been released.

Strong Towns' Charles Marohn to Speak in Bloomington August 3

Nationally recognized speaker Charles Marohn, president of Strong Towns, a national nonprofit working to strengthen financial resilience in America’s towns and cities, will present to the public on Thursday, August 3.

Corporation Council Philippa Guthrie to Host Farmers’ Market Saturday

The public is invited to join Corporation Council Philippa Guthrie as she hosts “Mayor at the Market” Saturday.

EPA’s Dental Rule Goes Into Effect Today

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the final version of the “Dental Rule” on June 9, 2017.

Beth Rosenbarger Receives Statewide Award for Community Leadership

Beth Rosenbarger, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Bloomington Planning and Transportation Department, is being honored as a 2017 Community Builder with an award...

Director of Innovation Tom Miller to Host Farmers’ Market Saturday

The public is invited to join Director of Innovation Tom Miller as he hosts “Mayor at the Market” Saturday.

Monroe County Domestic Violence Coalition Releases 2016 Fourth Quarter Statistics

The Monroe County Domestic Violence Coalition (MCDVC) has compiled statistics for the fourth quarter of 2016.
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City of Bloomington Utilities South Central Interceptor Sewer Project Progresses

Underground blasting will commence this week as City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) and its contractors continue work in the Switchyard Park area to construct the South Central Interceptor sewer.
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CBU Embarks on Residential FOG Education Outreach Program

There is FOG in the sewers, but it’s not the mist that fills the air. In sewer terms, “FOG” stands for fats, oils and grease.

Solarize Bloomington Sees Nearly 100 New Solar Installations; Now Launching Phase 2

Residents, businesses and nonprofits in Bloomington and surrounding counties will have another opportunity to install solar at a discount this year with the launch of the Solarize Bloomington Initiative, Phase 2.

City Surplus Auction Scheduled for Saturday

The City of Bloomington will host a public auction on Saturday, July 15 to sell vehicles, equipment and miscellaneous items no longer needed by the City.

Mayor Hamilton to Review Progress of Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force Recommendations

Mayor John Hamilton will host a press conference Thursday, July 6 to review progress on the recommendations made in the Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force report presented last month.
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New Mural Complete at 7th Street Bike and Pedestrian Underpass

The Economic & Sustainable Development Department, in collaboration with the Planning & Transportation Department, recently commissioned a new installation...

Animal Shelter Celebrates July 4th with Adoption Specials and Announces Closings for the Holiday

The City of Bloomington Animal Shelter will hold a special adoption promotion in honor of the July 4th holiday.

Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) and Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) Announce 2017 Deadline and Upcoming Information Session for Zone Arts Grant Program

The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) and the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) are now accepting applications for the Zone Arts Grant Program.

City of Bloomington Sanitation Surveys Complete and Frequently Asked Questions

Over 8200 Bloomington households responded to the City of Bloomington Public Works Department’s request to select cart sizes for the new sanitation modernization effort.

City of Bloomington Amends Smoking Ordinance 17-18 to Exclude Vaping in Public Places and Places of Employment

The Bloomington City Council passed an ordinance on April 19, 2017 amending the City’s current Smoking Ordinance to prohibit the use of Electronic Smoking Devices in public places...

City of Bloomington Invites Public to Celebrate 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The City of Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility will host a celebration of the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Public Invited to Meet with City Officials in July

Throughout the month of July, Bloomington residents will have opportunities to interact with Mayor John Hamilton and City of Bloomington department leaders...

City of Bloomington Fire Department Offers Tips on Fireworks Safety

The City of Bloomington Fire Department and the Fire Prevention Bureau remind everyone about the importance of safety when using fireworks this Fourth of July season.

Sanitation To Work Regular Schedule on July 4

While City offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day, City of Bloomington Sanitation services will operate on their normal schedule.

Bloomington Arts Commission’s 2017 Arts Project Grants & Reception

The City of Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC) awards 16 local organizations with Arts Project Grants that cultivate community, encourage collaboration and enhance the arts across Bloomington.

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

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...

Regional Startup Pitch Competition Thursday at Trades District Dimension Mill

City Joins Peers In Condemning US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

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 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.

Mayor Hamilton Joins Parking Enforcement Officer for Downtown Tour

Bloomington Parks and Recreation to Demolish Former Wee Willie’s Building

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 of Bloomington Volunteer Network Launches Summer of Service Program

City Parks and Recreation Announces Partnership with Centerstone for Park Maintenance

Animal Shelter Closed Sunday and Monday of Holiday Weekend

Parks and Recreation Announces Partnership with Centerstone for Park Maintenance

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.

City Files Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of State Legislation

New Jobs Program Press Conference Thursday

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).

Mayor Joins Coalition to Oppose American Health Care Act

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.

Sanitation Crews Will Work Regular Schedule on Memorial Day, May 29

Brian Payne, New Assistant Director, Small Business Development

Street Department Underway on 2017 Paving Projects

City/County Adopt-a-Stream Program Receives Partnership Award

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.

City Announces Memorial Day Service, Decoration Policies at City Cemeteries

City Announces Winners of Civic Code Challenge

ITS Director Rick Dietz to Host Farmers' Market Saturday

Affordable Housing Planned Adjacent to Switchyard Park

Bloomington Recognized as a 2017 Playful City USA Community

Mayor Hamilton to Announce Proposed Affordable Housing Option

Time to Choose Your Carts for Modernized Trash/Recycling Collection

AmeriCorps Team to join Energy Challenge Conservation ProgramAmeriCorps Team to join Energy Challenge Conservation Program

Mayor Hamilton to Host Farmers' Market Saturday

City Releases Annexation Expenditures

Annual GIS Conference in Bloomington

Parks and Recreation Department Names New Community Events Coordinator

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisories

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory

City of Bloomington Utilities Report April's Disinfectant Byproduct Levels

Hoosier to Hoosier Five Year Partnership

Lincoln Street to Reopen Thursday Morning

Bikes Month Events

First Community-wide Survey Provides Data for Residents and City

First Community-wide Survey Results

Hamilton and Sandberg Review Legislative Session

Mayor Hamilton's Remarks to City Council on Annexation

Downtown Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force Update

City of Bloomington Announces 2017 Blooming Neighborhood Celebration

Call to Artists: People’s Park

CFRD Director Beverly Calender-Anderson to Host Farmers' Market Saturday

City Announces Applications Open for Citizens’ Academy

Historic Preservation Month Events

State House Targets Bloomington Annexation Process

$7 Million Sewer Upgrade for South Bloomington

Free Rides on Earth Day – April 22

City Ceases Fiber Broadband Exploration with Axia

City of Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility Breaking down the Barriers Accessibility Awareness Event

City of Bloomington Animal Shelter Schedules Groundbreaking For Tuesday, April 18

3rd and Lincoln Streets Intersection Closed

City’s New Planning & Transportation Director Terri Porter to Host Farmers' Market Saturday, April 15

City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Children and Youth Accepting Applications

Draft Comprehensive Master Plan Available for Review/Input

City of Bloomington Officials Report Decline In Disinfectant Byproduct Levels

Call to Artists: Mural Project on 7th Street Underpass

Health Information/Screenings at Farmers’ Market on April 8th

City Controller Jeff Underwood to Host Farmers’ Market Saturday, April 8

Call to Artists for Mural Project on South Washington

City to Conduct Landscape Maintenance on West Third Street This Week

City Joins Peers In Condemning Backward Steps On The Environment

Mayor Hamilton's Remarks to City Council

Public Invited to Join Mayor Hamilton at the First Farmers’ Market of the Season Saturday

Bloomington Police Department Flips Switch On Solar

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve Wins Conservation Award

Leading Volunteers Recognized At Be More Awards Ceremony 2017

City Farmers' Market Opens April 1

Commission on the Status of Women Co-Sponsors Pay Equity Discussion

Public Information Meeting Announced for March 29 for Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

City Announces New Director of Planning and Transportation Department Terri Porter

City Invites Public to an MLK Remembrance: An All-Ages Evening of Activities

Be More Awards Will Recognize Committed Volunteers

Commission on the Status of Women Sponsors “Linking Arms for Social Justice: If Not You, Then Who?” Women’s Leadership Developme

City Announces Call-Out Meeting on March 28 to Establish Civic Hacking Group

Leslie Brinson Named Parks and Recreation Department's Community Events Manager

MCEC Solar, Wind, and Watts Youth Education Program Receives Duke Sponsorship

Bloomington Domino’s® Partners with Bloomington Fire Department to Promote Fire Safety 2017

City of Bloomington Officials Report February 2017 Disinfection Byproduct Levels

AmeriCorps Team to join Energy Challenge in Free Attic Insulation Program

Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee Accepting Applications

City ITS Informatics Fellow Position Filled; More Informatics Fellow Positions In Future

Mayor Hamilton Joins 65 Mayors and City Officials on Letter to the President and Congress Signaling the Importance of Broadband

Resources In Place To Support Bloomington As Welcoming, Inclusive Community

Bloomington Announced as a 2017 Mapbox Cities Participant

City of Bloomington Seeks Resident Opinion; Online Survey Now Available

City of Bloomington Seeks Resident Opinion; Online Survey Now Available

Bloomington Environmental Commission Announces Sixth Annual Eco-Heroes Contest

Acting Director Named for Planning and Transportation Department

Living Legend Award to be honored at City of Bloomington’s 12th Annual Black History Month Gala

Sanitation Modernization Advisory Committee Releases Final Report

City of Bloomington Sanitation Crews Will Work Regular Schedule On Monday

Annual Women’s History Month Celebration March 22

City of Bloomington Animal Shelter Announces Year-End 2016 Statistics and General Information Regarding Policies and Procedures

Mayor Hamilton Responds to I-69 Timeline Announcement

Soil Testing at Former Water Tank Site

City Parks Department Preparing Goat Farm Field for Prairie Development

First Annual Public Safety Report Presented

City of Bloomington Officials Report January 2017 Disinfection Byproduct Levels and New Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

Bloomington Arts Commission Invites Applications for 2017 Arts Project Grants

Public Safety Annual Report Thursday

City Announces Proposed Plans for Future Annexations

Announcement Regarding Bloomington’s Future

Environmental Commission’s Bloomington Environmental Action Plan Published

Mayor John Hamilton's response to the recent executive orders on immigration issued by the U.S. President

Trades District Public Engagement Opportunities - February 6 Added

City of Bloomington Officials Report December 2016 Disinfectant Byproduct Levels

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Named “Corporate Partner of the Year” by Indiana Park and Recreation Association

More Delays to I-69 Section 5 Announced

Trades District Public Engagement Opportunities

City of Bloomington Utilities Bond Ratings Slightly Downgraded

Annual Kickoff Celebration for Black History Month will be An Evening of Cultural Production Dedicated to Black Women

City Planning and Transportation Director Resigns

City of Bloomington Seeks Resident Opinion

City Has Accepted Offer on Property Bordering Switchyard Park Site

Signal Interruption at Gordon Pike and South Walnut Street

City Sponsors Affordable Care Act Enrollment Event

City of Bloomington, Indiana Government Website

City Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Annual State of the City Address Open to Public, Hamilton to Address Challenges and Opportunities

City Parks Department Accepting Applications for 2017 Art and Fine Craft Fair Vendors

City Seeks Customer Representatives for Farmers' Market Advisory Council

City Accepting Nominations for “Be More” Volunteer Awards 2017

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

CBU Officials Respond to Wastewater Release at Blucher Poole Wastewater Treatment Plant

City Announces Grant Recipients for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission Service Projects

City of Bloomington, IU Student Affairs, Council of Neighborhoods to Host Open House/Meet & Greet

City Commission on the Status of Black Males Seeks Nominations for Award