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February 2018 News

Environmental Commission’s Seventh Annual Eco-Heroes Art Contest Open for Submissions

City of Bloomington Utilities Announces New Staff

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City Launches Bicentennial Tree Sale and Sponsorship Program

Order a Bicentennial tulip tree by April 23, or sponsor a tree planting at a city park or school.

BTaccess Weekend Service Expansion to Begin March 3

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City to Purchase Former Monastery Property on Clubhouse Drive

Bloomington Parks and Recreation will add more than two acres to Lower Cascades Park with the purchase of the former Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling Monastery.

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 area after an SSO was confirmed at that location on Tuesday, February 27.

Public Invited to B-Line Heights Groundbreaking Tuesday

B-Line Heights Apartments will be built in the Trades District with a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units.

Sanitary Sewer Overflows Confirmed at Seven Locations between February 24 and February 26

The significant amount of rainfall received in recent days is believed to be the primary contributor to these sanitary sewer overflows.

Timeline Announced for Input and Review of CIRT Vehicle Replacement

Mayor John Hamilton today announced the process and timeline for public input, review and decision-making about the planned purchase of a replacement of the Bloomington Police Department’s Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) vehicle for police and resident protection.

Bloomington Arts Commission Invites Applications for Arts Project Grants

Mayor John Hamilton's Comments from the CIRT Vehicle City Council Town Hall on February 20, 2018

Officials to Host Discussions with Residents Regarding Critical Response Vehicle

Living Legend Award and Outstanding Black Male Leaders of Tomorrow to be Honored at 13th Annual Black History Month Gala

A reception and silent auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. with program to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Bloomington Police Department's Planned Purchase of a Replacement Armored Vehicle

Frequently asked questions about the BPD’s planned purchase of a replacement armored vehicle.

Executive Report: The history and use of armored vehicles by the Bloomington Police Department

Bloomington Indiana Police Department, 15 September 2015. Addendum: 11 February 2018

Four Day Closure Planned at Animal Shelter

The closing is to allow Shelter staff time to relocate animals and supplies into the newly constructed addition.

City Announces Spring Cleanup at Rose Hill, White Oak Cemeteries

Spring cleanup takes place at both cemeteries March 12-16.
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Parks and Recreation Department's Urban Forestry Staff Earns Arborist Certification

Commission on the Status of Women Sponsors Women’s Leadership Development Event

This year’s theme is “#ReclaimingtheMedia: Amplifying Women’s Voices.”
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Mayor Hamilton to Host State of the City Address Thursday

Mayor Hamilton will highlight the challenges and accomplishments of the City of the past year and speak of plans and goals for the future.

Commission on Aging Hosts Lifetime Community Workshop

The Lifetime Community concept emerged from research carried out by the Center on Aging and Community at Indiana University in Bloomington over the past several years, funded by the Grantmakers in Aging organization.

Temporary Three-Way Stop at Intersection of South Walnut and Miller Drive - Expect Delays

Repairs are underway, but are expected to take until at least Friday afternoon, if not longer.
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CFC Properties Named Corporate Partner of the Year by the Indiana Park and Recreation Association

CFC Properties was named the 2017 Corporate Partner of the Year by the Indiana Park and Recreation Association at the IPRA state conference Jan. 31.
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Goat Farm Prairie Receives Indiana Park and Recreation Association Award

The Indiana Park and Recreation Association on Jan. 31, 2018 presented the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department with the Clark Ketchum Conservation Award in recognition of the Goat Farm Prairie Project.

Garden Plots Available for Rent at City's Community Gardens

Garden plot reservations for new gardeners opens Feb. 20

City of Bloomington Animal Shelter Closed on Monday

Phone lines will remain open to take phone calls and dispatch Animal Control Officers during normal business hours.

2018 Human Rights Award Winner Announced

The award is intended to recognize individuals or groups that have made specific and significant contributions to improving civil rights, human relations or civility in our community.

Local Women to be Honored in March at Women’s History Month Events

The recipients were selected by a subcommittee of the City of Bloomington’s Commission on the Status of Women.