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August 2019 News Releases

Sanitation Division Announces Normal Schedule for Week of Labor Day, Offers Seasonal Reminders

Residential trash, recycling, and yard waste collection in the City of Bloomington will take place on the normal schedule during the week of September 2.  Sanitation customers should place waste and recycling carts on the curb by 5:00 a.m. on their regular pickup day, which may be determined by entering their address at myBloomington.  

City of Bloomington Latino Outreach Programs and Community Partners Sponsor “Refugees Welcome Here” Fundraiser

The City of Bloomington’s Latino Outreach Program is partnering with housing co-op Bloomington Cooperative Living and two local restaurants to sponsor a fundraiser for migrants at the southern border and in Bloomington. In observance of Labor Day, the “Refugees Welcome Here” fundraiser September 2 and 5 will provide funds for three migrant support organizations: the Bloomington Refugee Support Network, the Trans Liberation Coalition, and Contra Viento y Marea.

Preparations Begin for Fourth Street Garage Demolition, Paving and Curb Painting Underway in Maple Heights

On-site preparation for the demolition of the Fourth Street Garage gets underway this week, with the installation of water barriers and temporary construction fencing around the City facility. Also, this week, lane restrictions are going into effect at the following locations: the southernmost lane on Fourth Street and a driving lane and parking lane on the west side of Walnut Street (closest to the garage).  

Plan Commission to Consider UDO Adoption Draft in Upcoming Meetings

The latest draft of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) will be presented to the City of Bloomington Plan Commission at public meetings August 26, 29, and September 5 in Council Chambers at City Hall (401 North Morton St.), beginning at 5:30 pm. 

Fire Hydrant Maintenance Continuing This Week

City of Bloomington Utilities is conducting fire hydrant maintenance this week within an area bounded as follows: North of East 10th Street, South and west of State Rd 45/46 Bypass and East Matlock Road, and East of North College Avenue

Lucy Schaich Named Bloomington Volunteer Network Coordinator

Lucy Schaich has been named coordinator of the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network (CBVN), a program of the Community and Family Resources Department (CFRD).

Free Parking, Live Music, Market Ambassadors Highlight Farmers' Market Reopening Saturday

Following Mayor John Hamilton's August 13 announcement of the reopening of the Farmers' Market on August 17 after its two-week suspension, the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is sharing plans for welcoming vendors and customers back to the Saturday morning Market at Showers Common.

City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) crews are on-site repairing a water main break on East Ramp Creek Road. Thirty-one residences have been disconnected from water service while crews repair the break.

Community Members Invited to Help Clear the Shelter Saturday

As part of the Clear the Shelters event, the Bloomington shelter will waive adoption fees in full for all adoptable animals, from kittens and puppies to adult dogs and cats and house rabbits.  The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter, located at 3410 South Walnut Street. 

Mayor John Hamilton Announces Plan to Reopen Community Farmers’ Market

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announces the City’s plan to reopen Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market this Saturday, August 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Showers Common. The mayor’s statement follows; his briefer, recorded version may be viewed on the City’s website and social media.

Bloomington Transit Awarded Federal Grant for Second Electric Bus Purchase

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced that it will fully fund the Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation (BPTC)’s request for a federal Low or No Emission (Low-No) Grant in the amount of $284,799 to complete the funding of the transit agency’s second battery-electric bus.

Fire Hydrant Maintenance Continues During Week of August 12

City of Bloomington Utilities is conducting fire hydrant maintenance during the week of August 12 in the campus area within the following boundaries:

City Continues to Seek Community Input in Anticipation of Market Reopening

During the market’s temporary suspension, members of the public are encouraged to share ideas about the market in any of several ways:

Press Release: Adoption Draft of UDO Available for Public Review

The most recent version of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is now available for public review online at

Press Release: BPD Investigating Flyers

Flyers announcing a “Neighborhood Watch” purportedly maintained by the Ku Klux Klan and picturing a hooded figure appeared at several locations around Bloomington early Monday morning.

Press Release: Dillman Road Wastewater Treatment Plant Submits IDEM Report of July Effluent Levels

Treated wastewater discharged into Clear Creek in July from the Dillman Road Wastewater Treatment Plant exceeded the daily limit of 235 colony-forming units (CFUs) of E. Coli bacteria per 100 ml four times in 30 days.