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April 2022 News Releases

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City Reports Five New COVID-19 Cases

Three City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the April 21 update, including one Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employee, one Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employee, and three City Hall employees.

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Bloomington Chosen as One of Thirteen International Cities for New Bloomberg Innovation Training

The City of Bloomington has been selected as one of 13 international cities participating in the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation (CPI) at Johns Hopkins University’s 2022 Innovation Training program, which will provide consulting, training, and networking to address a key issue facing its residents. 

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Residents are Invited to Apply for 2022 Residents Academy

The City of Bloomington Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) invites residents to apply for the 2022 Residents Academy, to be held on ten consecutive Thursday evenings from August 25th to October 27th, from 6-8 p.m.

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City Council Approves Two $5 Million Infrastructure Bonds; Final Local Income Tax Vote Moved to April 27

The Bloomington City Council on Wednesday evening approved two five-year $5 million general obligation (G.O.) bonds to invest in important Bloomington infrastructure projects spread across the community.

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No COVID-19 Employee Cases in Last Week

The City received no reports of employees having received positive COVID-19 test results since employee cases were last announced on Thursday, April 14.  

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City Nonprofits Invited to Apply for 2022 Digital Equity Grants

The City of Bloomington invites nonprofit organizations to apply for funding to support their efforts to bridge the digital divide and increase digital resources for residents.  The Digital Equity Grants program will award $50,000 in funds to Bloomington-based nonprofits, with 2022 proposals accepted digitally Monday, May 2 through 5 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at

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Bloomington’s Catalent to Hire 1,000 New Employees at Average Wages of $32 an Hour or More, and Invest at Least $350 Million

This morning brought very exciting news: Catalent Pharma Solutions has formally signed an agreement to bring a $350 million expansion to Bloomington, including at least 1,000 new high-quality jobs paying an average of $32 per hour. 

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City of Bloomington Utilities Receives Stormwater Award

City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) has received the 2022 Education and Outreach Award from the Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM). Established in 2015, this award recognizes an outstanding program promoting the advancement of education regarding stormwater management. CBU was recognized specifically for its Residential Stormwater Grants Program. 

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City Accepting Applications to Serve on City’s Boards and Commissions

The City of Bloomington’s Office of the Mayor is accepting applications from community members who would like to serve on one of the following City boards or commissions:

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City Reports Three New COVID-19 Cases in Past Week

Three City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the April 8 update, including one Parks & Recreation (Parks) employee, one Utilities (CBU) employee, and one City Hall employee.

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Community Invited to Participate in Future of Policing Public Forum

The Future of Policing Task Force invites community members to a public forum via Zoom on Monday, April 18, 2022, from 6-7:30 p.m. The forum is an opportunity for residents throughout the community to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences regarding law enforcement in Bloomington and Monroe County.

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City Reports One New COVID-19 Case in Past Week

One City worker from the Department of Public Works (DPW) reported positive results of COVID-19 laboratory tests since the March 24 update. 

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City Council to Consider Local Income Tax Increase, Two Bonds

Mayor John Hamilton will ask the Bloomington Common Council to implement an increase to the Monroe County Local Income Tax (LIT) by 0.855% for the purposes of economic development and to adopt two $5 million general obligation (G.O.) bonds to invest in local infrastructure. Mayor Hamilton will present the proposed increase and bonds to the Council this evening at their regular session beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

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City of Bloomington Kicks Off Arts Feasibility Study in Partnership with Trahan Architects, Seeks Public Input

The City has contracted with Trahan Architects to conduct an arts feasibility study in Bloomington following Mayor Hamilton’s commitment to a study announced in May 2021 as part of the Recover Forward initiative to help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The study will include an evaluation of arts facilities and activities in the City and result in a report of recommended strategies for successfully advancing the arts across the City.