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2022 News Releases

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City’s 2022 Black History Month Celebration Features “Black Health and Wellness” Theme

The City of Bloomington invites the community to kick-off this year’s Black History Month celebration on February 1 at 6 p.m. at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts (505 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47404). The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. and the program and livestream (link below) begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Masks, proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event are required. The event is free and open to the public.

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City Farmers' Market Accepting Proposals from Food and Beverage Artisans, Applications from Farmers and Growers, for Vending Spaces at 2022 Saturday Market

Proposals from food and beverage artisans and applications from farmers due Feb. 21.

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City Reports Thirty New COVID-19 Cases

Thirty City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the January 20 update, including one Parks & Recreation (Parks) employee, two Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employees, seven Utilities (CBU) employees, five City Hall employees, two Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employees, two Bloomington Transit (BT) employees, four Department of Public Works (DPW) employees, and seven employees of the Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA). 

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Federal Court Rules for City of Bloomington in Farmers’ Market Case

On Wednesday, a Federal District Court ruled in favor of the City of Bloomington in Schooner Creek Farms v City of Bloomington. The court rejected all the claims brought by the plaintiffs, awarding summary judgment to the City, Parks Administrator Paula McDevitt, and former Farmers’ Market Coordinator Marcia Veldman.

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City Reports Thirty-eight New COVID-19 Cases

hirty-eight City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the January 13 update, including three Parks & Recreation (Parks) employees, four Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employees, five Utilities (CBU) employees, four City Hall employees, nine Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employees, one Bloomington Transit (BT) employee, six Department of Public Works (DPW) employees, and six employees of the Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA). 

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Commission Accepting Resident Proposals for Traffic Calming Projects

The City of Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission (BPSC) is seeking proposals for resident-led projects to install traffic-calming devices on neighborhood and residential streets. 

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City Women’s Commission Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women is seeking nominees for the 2022 Woman of the Year, Toby Strout Lifetime Contribution, Emerging Leader and Young Woman of the Year awards. Although nominations for these awards are accepted year-around, the deadline for submission of nominations for 2022 is February 11. The awards will be presented during Women’s History Month in March 2022.  

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City Reports Twenty New COVID-19 Cases

Twenty City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the January 6 update, including four Parks & Recreation (Parks) employees, three Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employees, four Utilities (CBU) employees, one City Hall employee, three Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employees, three Bloomington Transit (BT) employees, and two employees of the Department of Public Works (DPW). 

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City Deems Historic Johnson Creamery Smokestack Unsafe

The City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) Department has issued an “Unsafe Building Order to Repair” to the owners of the property at 400 W. 7th St. The order was issued specifically for the 140-foot-tall Johnson Creamery smokestack located on the property, pursuant to Bloomington Municipal Code Chapter 17.16 and Indiana Code Chapter 36-7-9. 

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City Parks Department Accepting Applications for Vendor Spaces at 2022 Summer Art Fairs

Submit an application online by Feb. 25 for full consideration.

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City Invites Public to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Birthday Celebration

The City of Bloomington invites the community to the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, Monday, January 17 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater*. The event will include remarks by Deputy Mayor Don Griffin, members of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Commission, and others starting at 7 p.m. 

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City Reports Fourteen New COVID-19 Cases

Fourteen City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the December 30 update, including two Parks & Recreation (Parks) employees, one Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employee, two Utilities (CBU) employees, two City Hall employees, three Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employees, two Bloomington Housing Authority (BHA) employees, and two employees of the Department of Public Works (DPW). 

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Cold Weather Safety and Resources

In anticipation of the extreme cold temperatures over the next few days, the City of Bloomington advises residents for their safety to avoid prolonged outdoor exposure, and to check on elderly family members and neighbors often to assure their safety.  

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Waldron Arts Center Reopens

The Waldron Arts Center will reopen on January 4 for use by the public and visual and performing artists. This follows a 21 month closure, during which time the City of Bloomington completed repairs to both stabilize and upgrade the facility.