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December 2017 News Releases

Water Main Break Repairs in Process on City’s Northwest Side

The break, near the Arlington Valley Mobile Park at 1600 N. Willis Dr., has affected a significant area.

Water Main Break on City’s Northwest Side

Crews are in process of determining the exact location of the leak.

City Announces Holiday Closings, Delays, Tree and Wreath Collection

City holiday closings impact Sanitation collection days.

City Seeks Applicants for Environmental Resources Advisory Council

Applications are due in the Parks and Recreation Department office by 5 p.m. Jan. 12, 2018

City Requests Assistance in Clearing Storm Drain Inlets

The City of Bloomington Utilities would like to remind residents that clearing leaves and other debris from storm inlets is a year-round team effort.

Griffy Lake Deer Herd Reduction Scheduled for Winter 2017-18

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve to be closed from noon until 8 a.m. periodically between Dec. 15-Feb. 28.

City Launches Endorsement Program for Bicentennial Projects

The Bloomington Bicentennial Committee will support projects, events and programs that express creativity and pride within the community.

City Requests Assistance Clearing Storm Drain Inlets

Residents are essential partners in preventing stormwater from backing up in Bloomington’s neighborhoods.

Monroe County and City of Bloomington Join to File Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

The lawsuit will seek damages in the form of funds to address the significant financial burdens that the opioid crisis has placed on the City and County.

City Releases New Website to Present Data

The City of Bloomington has just published a new website,

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

Mayor John Hamilton invites the community to attend the 2018 City of Bloomington’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, on Monday, January 15

City and County Announce Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors at Press Conference on Wednesday

On Wednesday, December 13th, members of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners and Mayor John Hamilton will share details relating to a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors

Carmichael to Move to Director of Public Engagement Position

Carmichael will begin her new duties on January 2, 2018. A search for a new Communications Director will begin immediately.

Mayor Flips Ceremonial Switch as City Hall Begins Realizing Solar Power Benefits

Mayor John Hamilton flipped the ceremonial switch to officially begin realizing the benefits of solar power for City Hall.

City to Announce Bicentennial Plans at Press Conference on Monday

Mayor John Hamilton will announce the City’s plans to celebrate the upcoming bicentennial during a press conference on Monday, December 11, at 9:30 a.m.

CBU to Repair South Walnut Street Water Main Break on Friday, December 8

Crews from City of Bloomington Utilities will repair a water main break in the 2400 block of South Walnut Street on Friday, December 8, weather permitting.

City to Conduct Pavement Condition Survey and Sign Assessment Project

The City of Bloomington Street Department will be conducting a citywide survey of street pavement and sidewalk conditions, as well as performing a comprehensive assessment of traffic control signage.  

City Shares Solar Initiative Updates at Press Conference on Thursday

Please join Mayor John Hamilton on Thursday, December 7, at 10:30 a.m. to learn more about the City’s latest solar initiatives, including solar power and guaranteed energy savings.  

City Commission Seeking Volunteers for Bicentennial Reading Initiative

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males (CSBM) seeks volunteers to participate in its Bicentennial literacy initiative.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department Recognizes Outstanding Partners

The Bloomington Rotary Club and CFC, Inc. recognized for their outstanding contributions to the success of Parks and Recreation programs.

City Collaborates with Graduate Bloomington Hotel on Public Art Installation During Construction Phase

Interim Changes to Title 20 Proposed

Amendments to the ordinance regulation affect maximum heights, maximum densities, and modulation requirements.