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October 2018 News Releases

City of Bloomington Releases First Community Sustainability Action Plan

This plan represents the first formal sustainability planning effort for the City, and gives the community an opportunity to strengthen existing sustainability efforts, identify and communicate goals that are both actionable and measurable, and establish a mechanism for annual progress reports.  

City Wins Bids To Host National Girls’ Softball Tournaments in 2019, 2020

Together, the City’s Parks Department and Visit Bloomington have hosted softball tournaments in Bloomington since 1992.

City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory

The significant amount of rainfall received since Wednesday, October 31, is believed to be a significant contributor to this SSO.

Federal Grant Allows HAND to Continue to Provide Counseling to Homeowners and Tenants

The federal agency provides funding to a nationwide network of approved Housing Counseling Agencies, to which HAND has belonged since 2002.

City of Bloomington Utilities Testing Operations on Southside This Week

The City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) will be testing operational changes over the following two days to ensure reliable service before the actual construction work proceeds.

City to Salute Veterans with Film Screening, Panel, and 5K Run/Ruck Nov. 10-11

The screening will be followed by reflections on war shared by a panel of local veterans of several conflicts, who will engage audience members in stories and discussion.

City of Bloomington to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for The Mill

Representing a more than $4 million investment on the City’s part, The Mill has been developed to be Bloomington’s new hub for innovation, coworking, and entrepreneurship.

City of Bloomington Utilities Unveils Water-Themed Art Installation

Paintings by Bloomington resident Ben Pines have been mounted in the lobby of the CBU Service Center (600 E. Miller Dr.) for a yearlong exhibition.

City Announces 20-Year Celebration of Citizens’ Academy

For 20 years, Citizens’ Academy has offered residents an interactive learning experience about municipal government services, functions, and protocols.

City of Bloomington Utilities Announces Fire Hydrant Maintenance for Week of October 22

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

2018 Curbside Fall Leaf Collection Starts in November

Bagged leaf collection will begin on Monday, November 5 and continue through Thursday, December 20.

City of Bloomington Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Index

Bloomington was one of only 78 cities in the U.S. to earn a perfect score this year, and the only city in Indiana to do so.

City of Bloomington Utilities to Conduct Water Main Testing on South Side October 18

The testing is being performed in anticipation of the repositioning of a 36” water transmission main necessitated by the Monroe County Fullerton Pike Corridor Reconstruction Phase I project.

Bloomington and Columbus Announce $2.5 Million Partnership to Encourage New Business Growth and Boost Innovation Across the Region

The joint venture agreement, signed in September, links Dimension Mill, Inc. (The Mill) and the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. as regional partners working toward obtaining funding from Elevate Ventures.

Inaugural Arts & Culture Summit Invites Community to Consider BEAD’s Impact

The summit will provide an opportunity for community members to discuss the past, present, and future of the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD).

City Shutting Off Water Service in Parks to Prepare for Winter Temperatures

The most heavily visited parks, including Bryan Park, Ferguson Dog Park, and Lower Cascades Park, will be among the last facilities to undergo the winterization process

Bloomington Fire Chief to Host “Mayor at the Market” Saturday

City Seeks Nominees for Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award

The award recognizes and affirms those who have made significant contributions in the areas of race relations, justice, and human rights.

City Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of George Taliaferro

Flags at all City of Bloomington facilities will remain at half-staff until sunset Saturday to honor local football legend and civil rights activist George Taliaferro.

Extended Opportunity to Participate in Bicentennial Teen Roundtable and to Nominate Students for SWAGGER Awards

The Bicentennial Teen Roundtable is an opportunity for high school students to voice their opinions about issues affecting teens in our community and to begin to envision what they would like our community to look like in the future.

Plan Commission Hosts Special Hearing to Discuss Transportation Plan

This is the first of several public hearings to be held prior to review, comment and adoption of the Transportation Plan by City Council.

Bicentennial Reading Initiative Invites Volunteers to Help Surpass its Goal

The initiative celebrated its midpoint Saturday, June 30, with two performances of The Day the Crayons Quit, based on the book of the same name by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers.

City’s Website Named Best of Indiana for Increased Access to News, Information and Services

The award also acknowledged the degree to which the site shares features and design patterns with strong municipal sites around the country and the world.