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July 2018 News Releases

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Commission on the Status of Black Males to Welcome Students on the First Day of School

The event marks the second local observance of the Million Father March.
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Hospital Site Reuse Committee to Consider Recommendations for Core Neighborhood Redevelopment

The committee of more than 30 community members will reconvene for an update on recent developments regarding the current IU Health Bloomington Hospital site and to consider future directions for it.

Bloomington Police Investigate Homicide

At 2:46 a.m. officers from the Bloomington Police Department responded to the 2400 block of West 3rd Street.

CBU Increases Security at Decommissioned Griffy Plant as Remediation Resumes

The department has installed night lighting and assigned guards to the site in order to protect the public from exposure to mercury on the premises and to prevent the migration of the hazardous material.
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City of Bloomington Utilities Announces Fire Hydrant Maintenance for Week of July 30

Customers may experience fluctuations in pressure and/or discoloration of their water during hydrant maintenance.
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Director of Utilities Vic Kelson to Host Farmers’ Market Saturday

Mayor Proposes Creation of Innovative Public Safety Positions

The positions, which will be included in the 2019 budget being presented to City Council and the community during the week of August 20, would be shared between the City’s Police Department and the Community and Family Resources Department.

City and County Sign Agreement Advancing Convention Center Expansion

The establishment of the MOU and this committee signifies a joint commitment on the part of both City and County to pursue a successful completion of the convention center on behalf of the community.
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City of Bloomington Utilities Announces Fire Hydrant Maintenance for Week of July 23

Customers may experience fluctuations in pressure and/or discoloration of their water during hydrant maintenance.

City Funds Available to Extend Early Childhood Education To More Bloomington Families

Grants totalling $75,000 will be made to allow existing early childhood programs to increase their capacity to serve area families, especially those at low income levels.

Bicentennial Arts Contest Exhibition to Showcase Community’s Underrepresented

The contest celebrates diversity, acceptance, understanding, and art.
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Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association Launches 90° Pool Days at Mills Pool

Mills Pool admission free 3-7 p.m. when forecast temperature is 90° F or higher.

City of Bloomington Officials Report Second Quarter 2018 Disinfection Byproduct Levels

Concentrations of DBPs were higher during this period than in the same quarter of 2017.

National Girls Fastpitch Softball Returns for 31st Tournament

Tournament play will end with the championship game scheduled for July 29 at Twin Lakes Sports Park.
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Mary Catherine Carmichael to Host Mayor at the Market

Dillman Road Wastewater Treatment Plant Submits IDEM Report of July 4 Effluent Levels

City of Bloomington Hosts Celebration of 28th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

Festivities will take place at Plaza 1A on the B-Line Trail, next to the Farmers’ Market.
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City Closing Lanes on College Mall Road This Week for Maintenance in Medians

Maintenance is scheduled to take place July 17-19, although inclement weather may delay the schedule.

Overdose Death Locations Removed from City Website

The decision to eliminate overdose death location information was made in response to concerns raised over the past week by some relatives and friends of those individuals who have died, and some social service providers.

City of Bloomington Utilities Announces Fire Hydrant Maintenance for Week of July 16

Customers may experience fluctuations in pressure and/or discoloration of their water during hydrant maintenance.

City to Alter Online Presentation of Data about Overdose Deaths

The website features visual representations of public data.

Water Main Break at Walnut Street and Grimes Lane

Work to repair the damage has already begun and is anticipated to continue for several hours.  

AmeriCorps Volunteers Partner with City to Promote Sustainability Initiatives

The team of eight volunteers, called Team Oak 8, will be in residence in Bloomington from July 13-26 and again from August 7-30.

City of Bloomington Utilities Announces Fire Hydrant Maintenance for Week of July 9

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

Residents Invited to Preview New CIRT Rescue Vehicle

CIRT members will be on hand during the event to exhibit the vehicle and discuss the conditions under which the team will use it to keep community members safe.

Wapehani Mountain Bike Park Closed Through December 2018 for Removal of Weimer Lake Dam

Following an inspection report issued by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in 2015, the City of Bloomington Utilities Department determined Weimer Lake is no longer needed as a water supply reservoir and opted to remove the dam.

City of Bloomington Utilities Announces Fire Hydrant Maintenance for July 5-6

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