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City of Bloomington, Indiana

March 2018 News

Bloomington Rail Trail Closed March 12-16 for Invasive Species Removal

Trail temporarily closed for safety.

Public Comment on Critical Incident Response Team Vehicle Accepted Through March 23

All comments from the five recent public meetings and all additional sources will be gathered and considered prior to Mayor John Hamilton making an announcement about the potential purchase by the end of March.

Mayor Hamilton Announces New Communications Director

Local broadcaster, producer and writer Yaël Ksander has been named by Mayor John Hamilton as the new Communications Director for the City of Bloomington.

Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males Meeting Rescheduled

Animal Shelter "Twitter Bot" is Collaboration Between City and Civic Code Group

This feature -- a “Twitter bot” which automatically tweets animal profiles from the Animal Shelter’s database -- was implemented by the Bloomington Civic Code group, BMG Hack (

Twin Lakes Recreation Center Hosts Spring Fling March 15

Spring Fling presents active games for children and families.

City of Bloomington to Host Open Data Day Work Session March 8

The City of Bloomington Information and Technology Services Department will celebrate International Open Data Day on Thursday, March 8 by co-hosting an Open Data Day work session with the BMGHack civic coding brigade.

Trades District, Dimension Mill to Break Ground March 6

The ceremony will be held in a tent at 334 W. 11th Street, on the southwest side of the Dimension Mill.  

City of Bloomington Utilities Announces Upcoming Road Closure

City of Bloomington Utilities will be closing Country Club Drive between South Rogers Street and South Walnut Street for the installation of a sewer interceptor across Country Club Drive.

Bloomington Animal Shelter Closed Thursday

Staff will continue to take phone calls and dispatch Animal Control Officers during normal business hours.

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

City of Bloomington Utilities Announces New Staff


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.