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Press Release: City of Bloomington Announces After Hours Ambassador

Jenna Whiteaker will join the City of Bloomington as its first after hours ambassador beginning July 1.
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Press Release: Smart Water Meters to be Installed at Bloomington Residences and Businesses

The City of Bloomington Utilities will begin installing an advanced metering infrastructure system at residences and businesses across the city in July.
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Press Release: Bloomington Fire Department to Dedicate New Fire Apparatus with Push-in Ceremony Friday

Mayor John Hamilton and Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) firefighters invite community members to a public push-in ceremony celebrating the arrival of the City’s newest fire apparatus.
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Press Release: Endwright East Active Living Community Center Opens June 18 at College Mall

Bloomington’s newest resource for older adults, the Endwright East Active Living Community Center will open its doors Tuesday, June 18 in the College Mall. 
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Press Release: City Innovation Director Delivers 2019 Report to Council

The Director of Innovation for the City of Bloomington will present the 2019 Innovation Report to the Common Council.
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Press Release: City and IU Partner to Host 2019 Juneteenth Celebration

The City of Bloomington Safe and Civil City Program and the Indiana University Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) will host a Juneteenth celebration
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City of Bloomington Utilities Continues Fire Hydrant Maintenance During Week of June 10

The City of Bloomington Utilities will conduct fire hydrant maintenance in several locations during the week of June 10:
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Press Release: Bus Stop Reopens at 17th Street; Street Improvements Continue Across City

Bloomington’s busy summer improvement season continues with multiple projects underway across the city. 
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Press Release: Bloomington Arts Commission Hosts Ceremony and Reception to Honor 2019 Arts Project Grant Recipients

The City of Bloomington Arts Commission has awarded Arts Project Grants to 11 local arts organizations.
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Press Release: Area Teens Invited to Submit Project Ideas for Youth Participatory Budgeting

The City of Bloomington Youth Participatory Budget Steering Committee is accepting ideas for projects to be considered as part of the Youth Participatory Budgeting (YPB) Initiative.
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Press Release: City Seeks Community Input in Evaluating Housing Needs and Resources for Next Five-Year Plan

The City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (HAND) is seeking public participation and input to assist in developing the next Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments for 2020 - 2024.
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Press Release: Mayor Hamilton Joins Mayor Buttigieg to Explore Potential for CDFI-Friendly South Bend

Having established Bloomington as the country’s first “CDFI-Friendly City,” Hamilton has been invited to participate in South Bend’s own efforts to establish CDFI-Friendly status.
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Press Release: Fourth Street Garage Design to be Presented June 17; New Streets Open in Trades District

The City’s new downtown innovation district marked a significant milestone Friday, May 31 with the official opening of new roads. 
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Press Release: Bloomington Commission on Sustainability Recognizes Impactful Business, Individual and Nonprofits

The Bloomington Commission on Sustainability announced the winners of its second annual Sustainability Awards Wednesday, May 29 at the Bloomington City Council meeting.
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Press Release: City of Bloomington Proposes Increased Protections Against Harassment for Contractors

The City of Bloomington, in order to strengthen protection against harassment for those who do business with the City, is proposing changes to the municipal code and to its personnel manual.  
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Press Release: 2019 Survey Results Highlight Bloomington’s Cultural Life, Parks and Sense of Community

Results of the second biennial city-wide survey were presented at the May 29 meeting of the Bloomington City Council.
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Press Release: City of Bloomington Hosts Trades District Launch Party and Ribbon Cutting

The community is invited to gather at the intersection of Maker Way and North Madison Street Friday, May 31 at noon for a ribbon cutting and launch party for the City’s new innovation district.
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Press Release: Fourth Street Garage Design to Be Presented June 3; Trades District Garage Site Approved

Decommissioning of the Fourth Street Garage is continuing throughout May and June and the location of the Trades District Garage has been determined.
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City of Bloomington Utilities Repairs Water Main Break on East 10th Street, Issues Boil Water Advisory for Woodbridge Apartments

A boil order advisory will be in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday, May 26 for those customers who experienced an interruption in water service at the Woodbridge Apartment complex. Please use caution in the area of East 10th Street and North Pete Ellis Drive.
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City of Bloomington Repairing Water Main Break on East 10th Street

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City, BEDC and Chamber Partner to Launch New Online Economic Development Tool

New digital platform will highlight Bloomington’s advantages and offer critical market research in one easy-to-use location, supporting businesses and entrepreneurs.
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Bloomington Joins U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities and Communities Program

In the process of becoming a LEED-certified city, Bloomington will receive financial assistance, educational resources and technical support to increase and enhance practices that support a sustainable, healthy, and equitable way of life.
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Showers Classic Trivia Competition Celebrates Historic Preservation Month

Trivia teams will compete to win prizes donated by CFC Properties and Indiana Landmarks in this history-themed trivia competition.
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Scheduled Water Main Replacement Will Affect Traffic on Jordan Avenue

Both lanes of Jordan Avenue will be closed from 10th Street to 7th Street until work is completed on or before June 28. 
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Sidewalk Accessibility Improvements to 9th and Washington; Two Fourth St. Garage Designs Under Consideration

The project, being performed by Groomer Construction, will improve sidewalk accessibility along Washington Street from 9th St. to Smith Avenue as well as along 6th St. from Rogers St. to Indiana Ave.
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City of Bloomington Takes Indiana Landmarks’ Top Award for Rehabilitation of The Mill

Built in 1915, The Mill is one of the buildings that remains from the Showers Brothers Furniture Company complex that once occupied fifteen acres west of Morton Street in downtown Bloomington.
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City of Bloomington and Habitat Announce Launch of Osage Place

Osage Place will be a community of around 50 homes, located on eight acres of undeveloped land on the southwest side of Bloomington, west of the intersection of Rockport and Rogers Roads.
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City of Bloomington to Partner with Area 10 and IU Health to Pilot New Senior Center

The partners are currently securing funding to launch a pilot program offering social and recreational opportunities for area seniors in an existing, centrally located facility.
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City of Bloomington Utilities Continues Fire Hydrant Maintenance During Week of May 13

Customers may notice fluctuations in pressure and/or discoloration of their tap water during hydrant maintenance.
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Youth Participatory Budgeting Initiative Expands with Call for Delegates

Youth Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which young community members decide how to spend part of a municipal budget.
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Brighten B-town Initiative to Mark Zone One Completion May 13, Fourth St. Garage Design Process Incorporates Public Input

he Brighten B-town initiative marks its first milestone Monday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m. in People’s Park with a celebration of the completion of service delivery to the first of ten geographical zones slated for coverage.
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Boil Water Advisory In Effect In Hyde Park Neighborhood

A boil order advisory will be in effect until further notice for 61 homes along Winston, Atlee, Bricklin, Churchill, Thatcher, and Wyndam.
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Bloomington Parks and Recreation, IU Health Host Annual 50+ Expo May 8

Ninety exhibitors are scheduled to attend the 50+ Expo to share information on active aging, health care and wellness, volunteer opportunities, assisted and senior living facilities, insurance and investing, and more.
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City of Bloomington Repairing Water Main Break in Hyde Park Neighborhood

Please use caution in the area.
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Bloomington Neighborhoods Invited to Participate in 19th Annual Celebration June 1

The City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) Department hosts the celebration, whose theme for 2019 is “Lighting the Way.”
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City of Bloomington Utilities Performs Fire Hydrant Maintenance During Week of May 6

Customers may notice fluctuations in pressure and/or discoloration of their tap water during hydrant maintenance.
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Walkers' Safety Enhanced at Clarizz and Moores Pike, Brighten B-town Initiative Nears Completion in Zone One, and Paving Begins Along North Dunn

Since April 1, crews from across City departments -- Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and Utilities -- have been working together in the first of ten geographical zones slated for coverage.
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League of American Bicyclists Recognizes Three Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Bloomington

The City of Bloomington renewed its Silver-level designation, and Lennie’s and Envisage Technologies received Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) awards for the first time.
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City of Bloomington and Habitat Partner for Affordable Housing Announcement

The event will announce a partnership between the City, HFHMC, and local private supporters that will substantially increase the city’s affordable housing stock over the next five years.
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Ride with the Mayor/Bikes Month Kick-Off Event & Social Hour Rescheduled for May 13

Join Mayor John Hamilton Monday, May 13 for an easy-paced ride around the city starting from Showers Plaza at City Hall.
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Press Release: Second Annual Bloomington Black y Brown Arts Festival Announces Featured Artists

The multi-day celebration seeks to raise and expand art appreciation, create space that affirms persons of color in the community, and enhance Bloomington’s spirit of inclusion.
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CBU Performs Fire Hydrant Maintenance During Week of April 29

Customers may notice fluctuations in pressure and/or discoloration of their tap water during hydrant maintenance.
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Bloomington Fire Department Adjusting Automatic Aid and Correcting Response Recommendations

The long-standing interlocal practice of mutual aid -- calling in help from neighboring fire departments as needed -- will not change.
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Intersection Improvement Project Gets Underway on West Second, While Crews Continue to Brighten B-town

With the approach of warm weather, the season of public infrastructure improvements has again gotten underway in Bloomington.
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Mayor Hamilton Leads Bike Tour to Kick Off Bloomington Bikes Month May 1

The ride will highlight new, emerging, and existing trail infrastructure, including Switchyard Park, the Allen Street Greenway, and Bryan Park.
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Sunday's Street Fair to Offer Public Engagement Opportunity About Public Art in Trades District

During the event, community members will have the opportunity to learn more about and provide feedback about the artists’ work at a booth in Peoples Park staffed by members of the Bloomington Arts Commission and the City’s Economic and Sustainable Development Department.
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City Seeks Public Input in Fourth Street Garage Preliminary Design Process

During the open house, City staff and representatives from CSO Architects and construction manager F.A. Wilhelm will be available to provide an overview of the project.
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Kirkwood Avenue Opens for Second Annual Celebration of Bloomington Culture and Community

A showcase of local talent, the fair will feature entertainment on four stages throughout the day.
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Solarize Bloomington 2019 Kicks Off in May

The City has renewed its partnership with the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network (SIREN) for Solarize 2019 to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and support for grassroots community efforts to increase access to renewable energy.

Mayor Hamilton To Make Earth Day Announcement of Renewable Energy System Task Force

The first phase of the task force will provide technical review of and recommendations about a renewable energy system proposed for consideration during the mayor’s 2019 State of the City address February 21.

State Legislation Targeting Annexation Efforts Ruled Unconstitutional

The April 18 ruling came down two years after the City filed suit against Indiana Governor Eric Holcolmb in response to legislation that abruptly terminated the City’s annexation process and barred the City from additional annexation efforts for five years.
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Homeowners Invited to Participate in Sidewalk Repair Assistance Program

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Design Charrette Scheduled for Monroe Convention Center Expansion Project

The City of Bloomington and Monroe County Government, working jointly on the expansion of the Monroe Convention Center, have asked Convergence Design and Schmidt Associates, the architect/design team for the project, to gather feedback from stakeholders and the greater community about project design.
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BPD Mobile Field Office to Provide On-Site Assistance, Emergency Operations

Funded in the 2019 budget through the Public Safety Local Income Tax and approved by a vote of the Common Council, the 32-foot panel truck can also serve as a mobile center of operations in the event of a natural disaster or major crime scene.
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Season Admission Passes Available for Bryan Park, Mills Pools This Summer

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has reduced the daily pool admission fee and is launching a new season-long admission option for frequent visitors to the city's two outdoor pools.
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Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative Offers Screenings, Education

CSBM seeks to enlighten Black men about cardiovascular diseases through screening and education.
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Centerstone, City of Bloomington and IU Partner to Bring Acclaimed Journalist Sam Quinones to Speak on Opiate Crisis May 20

An investigative journalist, Quinones will present his experiences researching and writing Dreamland, and the lessons he learned throughout the process.
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Call to Artists: 10th Street Mural Project

The mural will be a highly visible design element for westbound traffic on this major artery from the Indiana University campus.
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Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market Opens April 6 for the 2019 Season

Located at Eighth and Morton Streets in Showers Common next to City Hall, the market showcases food, plants, and other farm products sold by local growers along with the offerings of prepared food vendors. Admission to the Farmers’ Market is free.

Construction on West 17th Street Improvement Project Begins Thursday

17th Street will be closed to through traffic during construction, which is scheduled for completion by November 8.
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Convention Center Expansion Proceeds with Community Engagement Period

After integrating public and stakeholder feedback gathered during these three days, the design team will coordinate a Concept Design Charrette April 16-18.
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April 1 Marks Launch of Coordinated Approach to “Brighten B-town”

The “Brighten B-town” initiative is a partnership among three City departments -- Parks and Recreation, Utilities, and Public Works.

City Seeks Public Input in Trades District Garage Preliminary Design Process

During the forum, City staff and representatives from CSO Architects and construction manager Garmong Construction Services will be stationed to provide an overview of the project.
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Saturday’s Volunteering Event at Shalom Community Center to Commemorate César E. Chávez

César E. Chávez, a first-generation American civil rights activist, stood for equality, justice and dignity for all Americans.

City Sanitation Department Offering New Yard Waste Carts for Sale

Surplus, wheeled carts retrofitted with green lids are being made available to residents who request them for a one-time charge of $70, which includes Indiana sales tax.

Commission on the Status of Women Hosts “Women. Power. Progress.” Women’s Leadership Development Event

The theme for this year’s event is “Women. Power. Progress.” The event is offered free of charge.
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CBU Celebrates World Water Day March 22

The City of Bloomington Utilities is committed to providing safe drinking water and protecting our environment, and urges residents to join in the effort.
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B-Line Trail at Switchyard Park Scheduled for Overnight Closing Thursday, Re-Opening Friday

The closing will allow for the installation of a 27" reinforced concrete pipe to channel stormwater from the parking lot at Grimes Lane.
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Be More Awards to Recognize Volunteers and Benefit Nonprofits March 26

The event will honor ten volunteers who have made exceptional efforts to improve the lives of other Bloomingtonians.
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City Announces Spring Cleanup at Rose Hill, White Oak Cemeteries

According to Parks and Recreation Department operations coordinator Barb Dunbar, the annual cleanup includes removing and disposing of floral arrangements and grave decorations that are broken or do not meet cemetery guidelines.
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City Seeking Input on Plans to Expand Cascades Park Trail

Potential funding to complete the section of trail has been identified through the City's "Bicentennial Trees and Trails" bond funds.
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B-Line Trail Through Switchyard Park Closed Thursday Night for Stormwater Utility Installation

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Wapehani Mountain Bike Park Reopens for Use After Transformation

Established in 1990, the park, located at 3401 West Wapehani Road, had been closed since July 2018 to allow for the transformation of the property.

Tickets Available for Women’s History Month Luncheon Through March 13

The theme of this year’s event is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.”
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B-Line Trail Crossing Improvements Involve Temporary Detour on North Rogers Street

The new trail crossing is being installed as part of the development of the Trades District and is designed to improve safety in the area.

City Utilities Announces 2019 Residential Stormwater Grants Program

The inaugural residential stormwater grants program will distribute a total of approximately $35,000 in small grants to homeowners to help offset the cost of building green stormwater infrastructure projects on their property.

City of Bloomington to Host Sixth Round of Public Meetings for Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Update

The UDO, or Title 20 of Bloomington’s Municipal Code, is the primary source of land use regulations for the City of Bloomington, including both zoning and subdivision control ordinances.

Common Council Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee Accepting Applications for 2019 Funding

This year, the Committee has $305,000 to distribute. The program is dedicated to funding projects that improve the lives of the City’s most vulnerable residents.

Water Main Break at Winslow/Rogers/High Roundabout

Crews from City of Bloomington Utilities are on site at a 12” water main break on Bloomington’s southeast side at the roundabout where Winslow Road, Rogers Road and High Street meet.
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City Urges Residents to Complete Survey on Scooters to Inform Development of Ordinance

Let us know what you think should be included in a potential ordinance by completing our survey by March 7, 2019.
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2019 Living Legend and Outstanding Black Leaders of Tomorrow To Be Honored At Gala

The gala will feature a ceremony to recognize the recipient of the Living Legend Award and the 2019 Outstanding Black Leaders of Tomorrow.

Public Information Meetings Scheduled for Development of 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

These public information meetings will be held Monday, March 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and on Tuesday, March 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Monroe County Public Library (303 E. Kirkwood) in Room 1C.

Bloomington Environmental Commission’s Eighth Annual Eco-Heroes Art Contest Welcomes Submissions

This year’s theme -- “Lakes, Rivers, & Streams, Oh My!” -- encourages artists to learn about and present artistic pieces related to the role that water plays in our lives.
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B-Line Trail Section Closes for Two Days to Allow Switchyard Park Progress

Construction is continuing in the park this week with the installation of two prefabricated concrete pedestrian bridges near the property’s skate park.
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Trades District Garage Plans Proceeding, as Fourth Street Repair Costs Are Estimated and Considered

Plans for the construction of a parking facility in the Trades District have progressed with the selection of a design firm. At the same time, having undertaken intensive study of the Fourth Street garage, the City has received a report of the full scope of the facility’s deterioration.
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Bryan Park Fitness Station Equipment to be Removed, Replaced This Spring

According to Parks and Recreation operations coordinator Barb Dunbar, the new fitness equipment will be installed where the old equipment now stands.
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Mayor Hamilton Invites Community Members to Annual State of the City Event

Beginning at 7 p.m., the community convocation will feature live music, poetry, and a video montage of residents’ reflections to complement the mayor’s remarks.
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City Conducting Comprehensive Inventory, Assessment of Bloomington Trees

Over the course of the inventory, arborists will record data about the size, species, and condition of nearly 18,000 publicly owned trees and public planting locations.

Crews Repairing Water Main Break on Morton South of Tenth

Crews will be working into the evening to repair the break, and Morton Street has been temporarily closed in the vicinity of the break to accommodate repairs.
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City Invites Community Groups, Entertainers to Take Part in April Street Fair

Information meeting Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall for potential exhibitors. Applications are due March 1.

City Names New Safe and Civil City Program Director

In this role, Moss will assist department Director Beverly Calender-Anderson in the development and implementation of goals and strategies supporting inclusion and equity, public safety education, and community response.

City Names Mary Goetze Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year award recipient Goetze founded the programs Kids with Absent Parents (KAP) and Read-to-Me, both serving children of the incarcerated.
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Section of Bloomington Rail Trail Temporarily Closed for Repairs

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has temporarily closed the Bloomington Rail Trail between Rogers Street and That Road to repair damage from last week's flooding.

City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory

The significant amount of recent rainfall is likely the cause of this SSO. The clean-up and determination of the amount of flow generated will commence once the overflow has ceased.

CBU Website Undergoes Redesign and Security Updates

Customers will still be able to make their payment by mail, telephone, or in person at 600 E Miller Dr.; those enrolled in the AquaPay program for automatic withdrawals will not be affected by the site redesign.   

City of Bloomington Increases Efforts to Repair Streets After Flooding

After patching 647 potholes last week, street division crews will undertake two new efforts that will help tackle the exceptional amount of damage.  

Bloomington Fire and Police Chiefs Present Annual Public Safety Report

The event will feature presentations by Police Chief Mike Diekhoff and Fire Chief Jason Moore about the state of public safety in the community and the continual efforts of their respective departments to increase it.

Residents of Monroe County, including Ellettsville, Stinesville and the City of Bloomington, are Urged to Report Storm Damage

Residents may complete a report of the damage at www.co.monroe.in.us under the Recent News section or leave their contact information at (812) 349-2997.

City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory

The significant amount of recent rainfall is likely the cause of this SSO.
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City of Bloomington Utilities Proposes Fee Review to Fund Stormwater Infrastructure Investment with Green Upgrades

The monthly stormwater fee funds the maintenance and operation of infrastructure that protects surface-water quality in Bloomington and areas downstream and prevents stormwater-related property damage within the city.

City Accepting Nominations for Be More Volunteer Awards

Nominations may be submitted by members of the general public, community agencies or family members. Ten awards will be made in a variety of categories, although not all existing categories are recognized each year.

City of Bloomington Hosts Discussion of Local Efforts to Combat Hate Crime, Boosts Efforts to Pass State Law

Along with Mayor John Hamilton and Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff, the discussion will feature three founding members of the coalition Bloomington United, among other community stakeholders.

City of Bloomington Government, Facilities Open During Period of Extreme Cold

While trash and recycling collection will be offered on a two-day delay this week, City departments will be open and operating on a normal schedule Wednesday.
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City Invites Community Groups, Entertainers to Take Part in April Street Fair

Plans for the Street Fair include making blocks of Kirkwood Avenue available for "adoption" by neighboring businesses. Activities planned by participating groups will reflect Bloomington’s diversity and uniqueness.
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City of Bloomington Utilities Advises Residents to Allow Faucets to Drip During Sub-Zero Temperatures

t is most important to allow faucets located on outside-facing walls to drip, but even the smallest stream of water flowing through the meter from any faucet in the building will help prevent the meter from freezing during very cold temperatures.
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City of Bloomington Kicks Off Black History Month Celebrations

The theme of this year's Black History Month celebration is “Reclaiming Our Time.”

City of Bloomington Sanitation Services Delayed on Wednesday and Thursday

If your normal collection day is Wednesday, your trash and recycling will be picked up on Friday this week.  If your normal collection day is Thursday, you can expect service on Saturday.

Housing and Neighborhood Development Department Invites Neighborhood Associations to Apply for 2019 Grants

The Neighborhood Improvement Grant program gives residents an opportunity to have direct input and influence into the improvement of Bloomington’s neighborhoods.
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Mayor John Hamilton Receives 2019 National Award for Local Arts Leadership

The presentation of the 2019 Public Arts Leadership Awards took place this morning during the mayors’ Winter Meeting in Washington, DC.
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Bloomington Police Department Awarded Second Accreditation by National or State Agency Within Six Months

The award recognizes the department’s implementation of best practices in contemporary law enforcement. 

City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory

The significant amount of recent rainfall coupled with the ongoing snow melt likely caused this SSO.

City of Bloomington Seeks Resident Opinion for Second Biennial Survey

Like the first survey, conducted in 2017, this survey will gauge residents’ perceptions of the quality and value of City services and current conditions in the community. 
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City Offers Free Parking in Convention Center Lot After Hours and On Weekends

The reassignment of approximately 300 permit holders temporarily displaced by the closing of the Fourth Street garage complete, opportunities for parkers without permits have emerged.
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City of Bloomington Launches “Year of Food” to Address Hunger and Activate Local Food Network

Pursuing goals outlined in the recently approved Sustainability Action Plan, the City’s Year of Food campaign will seek to address issues of hunger in the community while simultaneously strengthening the local food economy. 
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City’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration to Feature Keynote Speaker Janai S. Nelson of NAACP

Mayor John Hamilton invites the community to attend the 2019 City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Monday, January 21 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
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Trades District Garage Design Process and Fourth Street Repair Assessment Underway

While the City is evaluating the Fourth Street garage and undertaking the process to build a parking facility in the Trades District, it is embarking on a complementary effort to assess parking resources within the community’s larger transportation network.
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City Reminds Residents to Keep Sidewalks and Ramps Clear of Snow

Under the Bloomington Municipal Code, property owners must remove snow and ice from their sidewalks within 24 hours of the accumulation of snow or ice.
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Commission on the Status of Black Males to Host Black Male Youth Summit

The theme of the summit is “Celebrating Black Boy Joy: Creating Pathways for Success.”
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Latest Survey Investigates Residents’ Interest in Composting

“Exploring Curbside Composting Options” is the latest topic on the City of Bloomington’s online resident survey platform, released today.
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Indiana Solar for All Partners With City of Bloomington to Expand Access to Solar Power

An initiative of the nonprofit Center for Sustainable Living, ISFA worked with the City’s Solarize Bloomington campaign to make grants to eight area homeowners with fixed or limited incomes to install rooftop solar systems in 2018, and projects to fund 12 installations in 2019.
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City of Bloomington Utilities Moving Forward on Smart Meter Installation

At their meeting this evening at 5 pm, the Utilities Service Board (USB) is scheduled to consider a $1.9 million agreement with Utility Metering Solutions to oversee the transition of Bloomington’s water meters to the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).
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Gayle Cook Receives Inaugural Freedom of the City Award

Having originated in ancient Rome as a way of recognizing a particularly valued member of the community, the honor has been locally revived on the occasion of the Bicentennial to recognize Cook for her “exceptional service promoting, protecting and preserving the City of Bloomington.”  
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Mayor Hamilton Announces New Innovation Director

Having started in this role in a part-time capacity in mid-November, Kidd assumed her position on a full-time basis January 2, succeeding outgoing director Tom Miller.