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July 2017 News

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...

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.