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September 2017 News Releases

City of Bloomington Utilities Announces Fire Hydrant Maintenance Schedule for October 2 through October 6

Crew members from M.E. Simpson, fulfilling the obligations of a contract signed with the City of Bloomington Utilities, will flow (flush) and perform necessary maintenance on fire hydrants.

Fire Hydrant Maintenance Schedule Announced

Signage will be displayed in the affected areas on the day the fire hydrant maintenance is taking place.

Agreement in Lieu of Annexation Planned for City and Cook

The City of Bloomington and Cook Group, Inc. have agreed to enter into an “Agreement in Lieu of Annexation” pending final approval of the agreement by the City of Bloomington Common Council.

Additional Opportunities to Ride Driverless Bus Available for Friday

In response to overwhelming demand for tickets to ride on the first autonomous bus demonstration in Bloomington, a limited number of additional walk-up spots have been added.

City Announces 2017 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Hours

Trick-or-treat hours are scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., rain or shine.

Bloomington Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Opens October 3

The Bloomington Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waitlist will open Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

New Trash/Recycling System to Begin Week of October 2

The coming week will be the last for trash sticker use in Bloomington. 

“Takin’ it to the Streets” Project in Broadview Neighborhood September 30

“Takin’ it to the Streets,” a one-day neighborhood enhancement project, will focus on the Broadview neighborhood on Saturday, September 30.

Director of Community and Family Resources Department Beverly Calender-Anderson to Host Farmers’ Market Saturday

“Fast Forward Bloomington” Events Kick Off as City and BT Debut Driverless Bus

The City of Bloomington and Bloomington Transit will launch the City’s new “Fast Forward Bloomington” initiative on Friday, September 29, with an event featuring the first driverless bus technology demonstration in the state of Indiana.

City of Bloomington Utilities Announces 2017 Fire Hydrant Maintenance Program

The City of Bloomington Utilities will conduct its 2017 fire hydrant maintenance program starting Monday, September 25.

Local Teens Log Nearly 4,000 Service Hours to Surpass City’s Summer of Service Challenge by 300%

Eighty-eight high school students participated in the City’s challenge, with an end result of 3,994 service hours between May 30 through August 8.

Mayor Hamilton Reacts to Cook Group's Expansion Announcement

Mayor John Hamilton reacted enthusiastically to Bloomington-based Cook Group’s recent expansion announcements.

Portions of the B-Line to Close Periodically Wednesday for Vegetation Management

Work originally scheduled for Sept. 19 has been postponed until Wednesday, Sept. 20.

City of Bloomington Animal Shelter Closed Monday

The City of Bloomington Animal Shelter will be closed to the public on Monday, September 18 due to construction-related activities.

50th Anniversary Celebration of Monroe Water Treatment Plant This Saturday

City of Bloomington Utilities will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Monroe Water Treatment Plant this Saturday at the Farmers’ Market.

Upcoming Deadlines for Community Development Block Grants

The City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (HAND) announced deadlines for application for several of its Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) programs.

Bloomington Human Rights Commission Seeks Nominations for Human Rights Award

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission (BHRC) is accepting nominations for its annual Human Rights Award.

Mayor Hosts Farmers’ Market, City Celebrates 50 Years of the Monroe Water Treatment Plant Saturday

Join City of Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton at “Mayor at the Market” as well as Bloomington Utilities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Monroe Water Treatment Plant.

City of Bloomington to Celebrate Fiesta del Otoño in Recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month

The City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department will host Fiesta del Otoño (Fall Festival) to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Bloomington Animal Shelter Receives Animals Evacuated From Hurricane Irma

The Bloomington Animal Shelter is extending Hoosier hospitality to 6 dogs and 18 cats that were evacuated from southern Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

Mayor Believes ADUs are “Step Forward for the City”

On Wednesday night, City Council approved an accessory dwelling units (ADU) program that Mayor John Hamilton sees as an important step forward in the City’s efforts to provide affordable housing options.

City Legal Department’s Philippa Guthrie to Host Farmers’ Market Saturday

The public is invited to join City of Bloomington Legal Department’s Corporation Counsel Philippa Guthrie at “Mayor at the Market.”

Mayor Hamilton to Read at Preschool Story Hour, Dedicate Little Free Library, Honor Young Volunteer on Friday

Mayor Hamilton will be the guest reader during this week’s Preschool Story Hour on Friday, September 8. The weekly Bloomington Parks & Recreation event takes place at Peoples Park from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Fridays in September.

City Seeking Nominations for the 2017 SWAGGER Awards

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Children and Youth is seeking nominations for the 2017 SWAGGER (Students Who Act Generously, Grow, and Earn Respect) awards.

City of Bloomington Utilities to Celebrate Monroe Water Treatment Plant’s 50th Anniversary

The City of Bloomington Utilities invites residents to join in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Monroe Water Treatment Plant.

Housing and Neighborhood Development to Host Informational Meeting for Community Development Block Grant Program

The City of Bloomington’s Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) Department will host an informational meeting to discuss the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

Utilities Announces Plans to Update Infrastructure

City of Bloomington Utilities will be replacing water mains across the city during coming weeks in an effort to update the City’s water delivery infrastructure.

Retirement Community Officials Respond to Wastewater Release

Officials from the Meadowood Retirement Community in Bloomington have remediated the situation after an undetermined amount of wastewater was recently released into the watershed from a source on the retirement community’s property.

City Releases Timeline For Transition to Modernized Sanitation Plan

The City of Bloomington’s Sanitation Division has released a timeline for the transition into its modernized sanitation plan from the existing waste and recycling removal model.