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2016 News Releases

City of Bloomington Officials Report November 2016 Disinfectant Byproduct Levels and New Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

Bloomington Fiber Initiative and AXIA FAQ

City Announces New Director of Innovation

Bloomington Announces Beta Performance Dashboard, Data Portal Updates and Year End Report

City of Bloomington Announces Live Christmas Tree Collection Schedule 2017

Residents Offered Discounted Solar Installations As Part Of Solarize Bloomington Campaign

Bloomington Firefighters Ratify Contract

City of Bloomington Animal Shelter Holiday Promotions and Special Hours

I-69 Development Partners Winter Preparedness Media Briefing

Annual Holiday Pet Supply Drive to Benefit City of Bloomington Animal Shelter and the Monroe County Humane Association

Mayor’s Wage Growth Task Force Final Report

City Reminds Residents to Keep Sidewalks and Ramps Clear of Snow 2016

Fire Department to Celebrate New Engine with Push-in Ceremony

Mayor Hamilton Announces Signed Letter of Intent with Axia for Gigabit-class Broadband

City Council Approves New Facility Use Policy

Wage Growth Task Force to Present Report to Mayor

City Commission on the Status of Women Seeks Nominations for Yearly Awards 2016

2017 Black History Month Essay Contest Highlights Black Women’s Impact

One Million Stars to End Violence Installation - City Hall Atrium

Ribbon Cutting: Vectren Mural Project, December 8th at 3:00 PM. B-Line and 4th Street

Stuff-A-Bus 2016

Project Porchlight: Improving Energy Efficiency in Monroe County

Safe and Civil City Program’s Third Community Conversation With Law Enforcement to Explore Courts Postponed

City of Bloomington Officials Report October 2016 Disinfectant Byproduct Levels and New Water Treatment Plant Superintendent

Downtown Safety, Civility and Justice Initiative Seeks Public Input

Safe and Civil City Program’s Third Community Conversation With Law Enforcement to Explore Courts

Commission on the Status of Children and Youth Celebrate SWAGGER Winners 2016

City of Bloomington Announces Holiday Parking and Sanitation Collection Information

Holiday Cooking Safety

Public Meeting to Discuss 10th Street Project

10th Street Sidewalk Public Meeting 12-6-2016

Musical Acts Invited to Apply for Parks and Recreation 2017 Summer Concert Series

Press Conference called for Monday, November 21

City King Commission Seeks Nominees for 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award

City of Bloomington Animal Shelter Holiday Closings Announced

Tsuchiya Group to Build Design & Development Center and Headquarters in Bloomington’s Trades District

Mayor John Hamilton Announces New Parks and Recreation Director

Downtown Bloomington Recycling Center to Close by Year End

November Mayor at the Market Times and Hosts Announced

City of Bloomington Utilities Resurfacing Customer Service Parking Lot

Mayor Hamilton Continues to Support Citywide Fiber Network

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

The City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory

City Parks Department Announces Recent Theft

City Wins Award for inRoads Application

New Mural Reflects Bloomington’s Civil Streets and Reminds Residents “Courtesy is Contagious”

City Reminds Residents of 2016 Curbside Fall Leaf Collection Information

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Holding Goat Farm Prairie Project Information Meeting October 19

City Seeks Board and Commission Applicants

Mayor Announces Sanitation Modernization Advisory Committee Members

Mayor Hamilton Announces Perfect Score on HRC Index

Mayor Hamilton Provides Updates on Desired Citywide Fiber Broadband Network

City of Bloomington Officials Report September 2016 Disinfectant Byproduct Levels

RCA Day 2016

Bloomington Distributes Lights to Bicyclists

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Hours for Bloomington 2016

City Parks and Recreation Again Earns National Accreditation

Contractor Workshop Series Sponsored By City, Small Business Development Center, Ivy Tech

Every smoke alarm has an expiration date: What’s yours?

Refugee Resettlement Guest Editorial 10/4/16

Mayor Hamilton Updates Progress on Downtown Initiatives

October Mayor at the Market Events

City of Bloomington Tweed Ride Announcement

Celebrating Bloom Magazine’s 10th Anniversary

Election Season Residential Signage

Trick or Treat 2016

2016 Adopt-a-Dog Month at City of Bloomington Animal Shelter

City of Bloomington Utilities Files Petition with State to Increase Water Rates

Monroe County Income Tax Council To Meet Regarding Public Safety Tax

Public Invited to Join Mayor Hamilton at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday

City of Bloomington Officials Report Decline in August 2016 Disinfectant Byproduct Levels

Mayor Makes Public Facilities Easier to Use

Project Porchlight: 1,000 LEDs for Monroe County

Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association’s 2016 Arts Project Grants

City’s Council for Community Accessibility Calls for Nominations for Annual Awards 2016

Confirmed Sanitary Sewer Overflow Occurs at the Blucher Poole Wastewater Treatment Plant

Mayor John Hamilton Seeks Citywide Fiber Network

Commission on the Status of Children and Youth Sponsors Youth Anxiety Program

Community to celebrate Fiesta del Otoño in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Short-Term Rental Legislation Draft available for Public Comment

City Investigating Empty Containers Missing from Monroe Water Treatment Plant

Mayor Hamilton Announces 2016 Bond Renewal Requests

SWAGGER Award Nomination Forms Available Online September 14, 2016

Mayor John Hamilton Announces Press Conference to Discuss I-69 Construction Delays

City of Bloomington Accepting Applications for 2017 Community Development Block Grants

City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department to Host 2016 Contractor Expo

Deputy Mayor Inducted Into Softball Hall of Fame

New Federal Law Overrules GMO Labeling Requirement at Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

Bloomington Human Rights Commission Issues Hate Incidents Report

Savich Appointed to State Commission

Public Invited to Meet with City Officials in September

Welcome to Bloomington Information Available for New Residents

Mayor Hamilton Announces New Economic and Sustainable Development Director

City of Bloomington Officials Report Decline in July 2016 Disinfectant Byproduct Levels

Mayor John Hamilton Announces Affordable Housing Initiatives

Mayor Hamilton Proposes Updates to City’s Sanitation Operations

Proposed New Initiatives for Sanitation Department

Mayor Hamilton Accepts Innovation Task Force Report

City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisories

Mayor Hamilton To Hold Press Conference to Accept Innovation Task Force Report

Bloomington Fire Fighters Fill the Boot to Support Kids and Adults with Muscle-Debilitating Diseases

Mayors To Hear I-69 Section 5 Update Friday

Mayor John Hamilton Announces Downtown Safety, Civility and Justice Initiatives

Mayor Hamilton to Announce Downtown Safety and Civility Efforts

2016 Housing Counseling Grant Award

City Conducting Landscape Maintenance on College Mall Road

Free Smoke Alarm Installations in the Broadview Neighborhood

Public Invited to Meet with City Officials in August

Residents Urged to Keep Sidewalks/Streets Clear of Vegetation

Tapp/Rockport Road Design Public Meeting Scheduled

Public Meeting to be Held Regarding Project along Winslow & Henderson

National Softball Tournament Action Begins July 28

City of Bloomington Comprehensive Plan

City of Bloomington Officials Report June 2016 Disinfectant Byproduct Levels

AmeriCorps NCCC Improving Energy Efficiency in Bloomington

City of Bloomington a Finalist in MIT’s Climate CoLab Competition

Press Conference Called to Accept Fiscal Task Force Report

City of Bloomington Invites Public to Celebrate 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

City of Bloomington Promotes Voluntary Special Needs Registry for First Responders


City of Bloomington Fire Department Offers Tips on Fireworks Safety 2016

Mayor Supports Bright Future for Solar Panels in Elm Heights and Bryan Park Neighborhoods

Old State Road 37 and North Dunn Street Intersection Improvement to Cause Detour

Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) and Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) Announce 2016 Deadline an

City Informed of Plant Closing

Mayor Announces Agreement with Evergreen Partners, Pending Council Approval

Additional Cell Phone Towers to Locate in Bloomington

Mayor's Press Conference — Parking Meter Update

Parking Meter Functionality Update

City Leadership Meeting Opportunities in June

Bloomington Arts Commission’s 2016 Arts Project Grants

Adopt a Shelter Cat During “MEOW LUAU”

Bloomington Environmental Commission Announces Winners of Fifth Annual Eco-Heroes Contest

Public Invited to Welcome New City of Bloomington Arts Administrator

City of Bloomington Utilities’ Crew Members Perform Quick Repair of Sanitary Sewer Force Main Leak

Comprehensive Master Plan Update

Mayor Announces Staffing Update

Town Hall Meetings for May Announced

City of Bloomington Sanitation Providing Large Item Pick-Up During Spring Cleanup

Monthly Water Testing Results Announced

City Takes First Steps to Initiate Trades District Development

Mayor John Hamilton Selects Public Works Director

City Celebrates Trees at Arbor Day Ceremony April 29

City Celebrates Trees at Arbor Day Ceremony This Friday

Mayor John Hamilton Selects New Fire Chief, Pending Council approval

Mayor John Hamilton Announces Energy Reduction Plans on Earth Day

Mayor John Hamilton Announces Successful Candidate for Assistant Director of Economic Development for the Arts Position

Mayor John Hamilton Announces Utilities Director Hire

Mayor Hamilton Updates Community on Water Quality

Mayor Hamilton to Host Water Update Press Conference

City of Bloomington Sponsors a Public Health Week Event at Farmers' Market

Bloomington Takes Another Step Toward Broadband Infrastructure

Mayor Hamilton Announces “Mayor at the Market”

Leading volunteers recognized at 2016 Be More Awards ceremony

City Seeks Applicants for Banneker Community Center Advisory Council

Bloomington Water Quality Test Results In For February

Essay/Art Winners Announced In The Bloomington Human Rights Commission Contest

City Announces New Director of Planning and Transportation Department

Bloomington Joins 118 Cities and Counties to File Amicus Brief in United States v. Texas

Common Council Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee Announces Availability of Funding

Next Generation High Speed Networks Symposium Remarks

City of Bloomington to Host Community Symposium on Next Generation High Speed Networks

City Recognizes Bluestone Tree with “Parks Partner” Award

Volunteer Tutor Carson Bickley Receives February BRAVO Award

Mayor Hamilton's State of the City Address

Bloomington Market Named Indiana's Best by

Bloomington Arts Commission Invites Applications for Arts Project Grants

Volunteer Coordinator Nikki Wooten Joins Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff

Mayor's press conference on parking meters

City Announces Press Conference on Parking Meters

Parks and Recreation Department Presents Bravo Award

City Announces February and March Town Hall Meetings

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

Local Parks and Recreation Professional Named to State Association Office

Utilities and Planning and Transportation Directors to host Town Hall Meetings

Mayor Hamilton Provides Information on Water Quality

Town Hall on Economic Development Announced for Jan 15

Inauguration Remarks, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton January 1, 2016

City of Bloomington Hotline Announced