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April 2019 News Releases

Ride with the Mayor/Bikes Month Kick-Off Event & Social Hour Rescheduled for May 13

Join Mayor John Hamilton Monday, May 13 for an easy-paced ride around the city starting from Showers Plaza at City Hall.

Press Release: Second Annual Bloomington Black y Brown Arts Festival Announces Featured Artists

The multi-day celebration seeks to raise and expand art appreciation, create space that affirms persons of color in the community, and enhance Bloomington’s spirit of inclusion.

CBU Performs Fire Hydrant Maintenance During Week of April 29

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

Bloomington Fire Department Adjusting Automatic Aid and Correcting Response Recommendations

The long-standing interlocal practice of mutual aid -- calling in help from neighboring fire departments as needed -- will not change.

Intersection Improvement Project Gets Underway on West Second, While Crews Continue to Brighten B-town

With the approach of warm weather, the season of public infrastructure improvements has again gotten underway in Bloomington.

Mayor Hamilton Leads Bike Tour to Kick Off Bloomington Bikes Month May 1

The ride will highlight new, emerging, and existing trail infrastructure, including Switchyard Park, the Allen Street Greenway, and Bryan Park.

Sunday's Street Fair to Offer Public Engagement Opportunity About Public Art in Trades District

During the event, community members will have the opportunity to learn more about and provide feedback about the artists’ work at a booth in Peoples Park staffed by members of the Bloomington Arts Commission and the City’s Economic and Sustainable Development Department.

City Seeks Public Input in Fourth Street Garage Preliminary Design Process

During the open house, City staff and representatives from CSO Architects and construction manager F.A. Wilhelm will be available to provide an overview of the project.

Kirkwood Avenue Opens for Second Annual Celebration of Bloomington Culture and Community

A showcase of local talent, the fair will feature entertainment on four stages throughout the day.

Solarize Bloomington 2019 Kicks Off in May

The City has renewed its partnership with the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network (SIREN) for Solarize 2019 to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and support for grassroots community efforts to increase access to renewable energy.

Mayor Hamilton To Make Earth Day Announcement of Renewable Energy System Task Force

The first phase of the task force will provide technical review of and recommendations about a renewable energy system proposed for consideration during the mayor’s 2019 State of the City address February 21.

State Legislation Targeting Annexation Efforts Ruled Unconstitutional

The April 18 ruling came down two years after the City filed suit against Indiana Governor Eric Holcolmb in response to legislation that abruptly terminated the City’s annexation process and barred the City from additional annexation efforts for five years.

Homeowners Invited to Participate in Sidewalk Repair Assistance Program

Design Charrette Scheduled for Monroe Convention Center Expansion Project

The City of Bloomington and Monroe County Government, working jointly on the expansion of the Monroe Convention Center, have asked Convergence Design and Schmidt Associates, the architect/design team for the project, to gather feedback from stakeholders and the greater community about project design.

BPD Mobile Field Office to Provide On-Site Assistance, Emergency Operations

Funded in the 2019 budget through the Public Safety Local Income Tax and approved by a vote of the Common Council, the 32-foot panel truck can also serve as a mobile center of operations in the event of a natural disaster or major crime scene.

Season Admission Passes Available for Bryan Park, Mills Pools This Summer

The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department has reduced the daily pool admission fee and is launching a new season-long admission option for frequent visitors to the city's two outdoor pools.

Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative Offers Screenings, Education

CSBM seeks to enlighten Black men about cardiovascular diseases through screening and education.

Centerstone, City of Bloomington and IU Partner to Bring Acclaimed Journalist Sam Quinones to Speak on Opiate Crisis May 20

An investigative journalist, Quinones will present his experiences researching and writing Dreamland, and the lessons he learned throughout the process.

Call to Artists: 10th Street Mural Project

The mural will be a highly visible design element for westbound traffic on this major artery from the Indiana University campus.

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market Opens April 6 for the 2019 Season

Located at Eighth and Morton Streets in Showers Common next to City Hall, the market showcases food, plants, and other farm products sold by local growers along with the offerings of prepared food vendors. Admission to the Farmers’ Market is free.

Construction on West 17th Street Improvement Project Begins Thursday

17th Street will be closed to through traffic during construction, which is scheduled for completion by November 8.

Convention Center Expansion Proceeds with Community Engagement Period

After integrating public and stakeholder feedback gathered during these three days, the design team will coordinate a Concept Design Charrette April 16-18.

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.