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February 2019 News Releases


City Urges Residents to Complete Survey on Scooters to Inform Development of Ordinance

Let us know what you think should be included in a potential ordinance by completing our survey by March 7, 2019.

2019 Living Legend and Outstanding Black Leaders of Tomorrow To Be Honored At Gala

The gala will feature a ceremony to recognize the recipient of the Living Legend Award and the 2019 Outstanding Black Leaders of Tomorrow.

Public Information Meetings Scheduled for Development of 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

These public information meetings will be held Monday, March 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and on Tuesday, March 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Monroe County Public Library (303 E. Kirkwood) in Room 1C.

Bloomington Environmental Commission’s Eighth Annual Eco-Heroes Art Contest Welcomes Submissions

This year’s theme -- “Lakes, Rivers, & Streams, Oh My!” -- encourages artists to learn about and present artistic pieces related to the role that water plays in our lives.

B-Line Trail Section Closes for Two Days to Allow Switchyard Park Progress

Construction is continuing in the park this week with the installation of two prefabricated concrete pedestrian bridges near the property’s skate park.

Trades District Garage Plans Proceeding, as Fourth Street Repair Costs Are Estimated and Considered

Plans for the construction of a parking facility in the Trades District have progressed with the selection of a design firm. At the same time, having undertaken intensive study of the Fourth Street garage, the City has received a report of the full scope of the facility’s deterioration.

Bryan Park Fitness Station Equipment to be Removed, Replaced This Spring

According to Parks and Recreation operations coordinator Barb Dunbar, the new fitness equipment will be installed where the old equipment now stands.

Mayor Hamilton Invites Community Members to Annual State of the City Event

Beginning at 7 p.m., the community convocation will feature live music, poetry, and a video montage of residents’ reflections to complement the mayor’s remarks.

City Conducting Comprehensive Inventory, Assessment of Bloomington Trees

Over the course of the inventory, arborists will record data about the size, species, and condition of nearly 18,000 publicly owned trees and public planting locations.

Crews Repairing Water Main Break on Morton South of Tenth

Crews will be working into the evening to repair the break, and Morton Street has been temporarily closed in the vicinity of the break to accommodate repairs.

City Invites Community Groups, Entertainers to Take Part in April Street Fair

Information meeting Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall for potential exhibitors. Applications are due March 1.

City Names New Safe and Civil City Program Director

In this role, Moss will assist department Director Beverly Calender-Anderson in the development and implementation of goals and strategies supporting inclusion and equity, public safety education, and community response.

City Names Mary Goetze Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year award recipient Goetze founded the programs Kids with Absent Parents (KAP) and Read-to-Me, both serving children of the incarcerated.

Section of Bloomington Rail Trail Temporarily Closed for Repairs

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has temporarily closed the Bloomington Rail Trail between Rogers Street and That Road to repair damage from last week's flooding.

City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory

The significant amount of recent rainfall is likely the cause of this SSO. The clean-up and determination of the amount of flow generated will commence once the overflow has ceased.

CBU Website Undergoes Redesign and Security Updates

Customers will still be able to make their payment by mail, telephone, or in person at 600 E Miller Dr.; those enrolled in the AquaPay program for automatic withdrawals will not be affected by the site redesign.   

City of Bloomington Increases Efforts to Repair Streets After Flooding

After patching 647 potholes last week, street division crews will undertake two new efforts that will help tackle the exceptional amount of damage.  

Bloomington Fire and Police Chiefs Present Annual Public Safety Report

The event will feature presentations by Police Chief Mike Diekhoff and Fire Chief Jason Moore about the state of public safety in the community and the continual efforts of their respective departments to increase it.

Residents of Monroe County, including Ellettsville, Stinesville and the City of Bloomington, are Urged to Report Storm Damage

Residents may complete a report of the damage at under the Recent News section or leave their contact information at (812) 349-2997.

City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory

The significant amount of recent rainfall is likely the cause of this SSO.

City of Bloomington Utilities Proposes Fee Review to Fund Stormwater Infrastructure Investment with Green Upgrades

The monthly stormwater fee funds the maintenance and operation of infrastructure that protects surface-water quality in Bloomington and areas downstream and prevents stormwater-related property damage within the city.