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March 2019 News Releases

April 1 Marks Launch of Coordinated Approach to “Brighten B-town”

The “Brighten B-town” initiative is a partnership among three City departments -- Parks and Recreation, Utilities, and Public Works.

City Seeks Public Input in Trades District Garage Preliminary Design Process

During the forum, City staff and representatives from CSO Architects and construction manager Garmong Construction Services will be stationed to provide an overview of the project.

Saturday’s Volunteering Event at Shalom Community Center to Commemorate César E. Chávez

César E. Chávez, a first-generation American civil rights activist, stood for equality, justice and dignity for all Americans.

City Sanitation Department Offering New Yard Waste Carts for Sale

Surplus, wheeled carts retrofitted with green lids are being made available to residents who request them for a one-time charge of $70, which includes Indiana sales tax.

Commission on the Status of Women Hosts “Women. Power. Progress.” Women’s Leadership Development Event

The theme for this year’s event is “Women. Power. Progress.” The event is offered free of charge.

CBU Celebrates World Water Day March 22

The City of Bloomington Utilities is committed to providing safe drinking water and protecting our environment, and urges residents to join in the effort.

B-Line Trail at Switchyard Park Scheduled for Overnight Closing Thursday, Re-Opening Friday

The closing will allow for the installation of a 27" reinforced concrete pipe to channel stormwater from the parking lot at Grimes Lane.

Be More Awards to Recognize Volunteers and Benefit Nonprofits March 26

The event will honor ten volunteers who have made exceptional efforts to improve the lives of other Bloomingtonians.

City Announces Spring Cleanup at Rose Hill, White Oak Cemeteries

According to Parks and Recreation Department operations coordinator Barb Dunbar, the annual cleanup includes removing and disposing of floral arrangements and grave decorations that are broken or do not meet cemetery guidelines.

City Seeking Input on Plans to Expand Cascades Park Trail

Potential funding to complete the section of trail has been identified through the City's "Bicentennial Trees and Trails" bond funds.

B-Line Trail Through Switchyard Park Closed Thursday Night for Stormwater Utility Installation

Wapehani Mountain Bike Park Reopens for Use After Transformation

Established in 1990, the park, located at 3401 West Wapehani Road, had been closed since July 2018 to allow for the transformation of the property.

Tickets Available for Women’s History Month Luncheon Through March 13

The theme of this year’s event is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.”

B-Line Trail Crossing Improvements Involve Temporary Detour on North Rogers Street

The new trail crossing is being installed as part of the development of the Trades District and is designed to improve safety in the area.

City Utilities Announces 2019 Residential Stormwater Grants Program

The inaugural residential stormwater grants program will distribute a total of approximately $35,000 in small grants to homeowners to help offset the cost of building green stormwater infrastructure projects on their property.

City of Bloomington to Host Sixth Round of Public Meetings for Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Update

The UDO, or Title 20 of Bloomington’s Municipal Code, is the primary source of land use regulations for the City of Bloomington, including both zoning and subdivision control ordinances.

Common Council Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee Accepting Applications for 2019 Funding

This year, the Committee has $305,000 to distribute. The program is dedicated to funding projects that improve the lives of the City’s most vulnerable residents.

Water Main Break at Winslow/Rogers/High Roundabout

Crews from City of Bloomington Utilities are on site at a 12” water main break on Bloomington’s southeast side at the roundabout where Winslow Road, Rogers Road and High Street meet.

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.