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June 2022 News Releases

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Mayor Hamilton Releases Statement Regarding the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade Ruling

Mayor John Hamilton issues the following statement: “Earlier today a radical conservative majority of the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, pushing women’s reproductive privacy and options to the states.

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City Reports Six New COVID-19 Employee Cases

Six City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 tests since the June 13 update, including one Utilities (CBU) employee, two Parks and Recreation (Parks) employees, two City Hall employees, and one Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employee.

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Bloomington Improves Accessibility with More ADA-compliant Curb Ramps; A New Griffy Hiking Trail is Being Constructed; and a Short Length of 17th Street is Closed Through the End of the Month

Numerous infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality, and quality of life in Bloomington. The City will provide regular public updates on a range of these improvements as they progress. City departments coordinate with one another, as well as with private developers, to minimize the impact on Bloomington residents and visitors. 

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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’s boards or commissions:

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City Reports Ten New COVID-19 Employee Cases

Ten City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 tests since the June 9 update, including one Bloomington Transit (BT) employee, five Parks and Recreation (Parks) employees, one City Hall employee, and three Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employees.

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Goat Farm Plans Move Forward; Accessible Curb Ramps Improve Bloomington for all Residents; and Crosswalk Improvements Increase Safety

Numerous infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality, and quality of life in Bloomington. The City will provide regular public updates on a range of these improvements as they progress. City departments coordinate with one another, as well as with private developers, to minimize impact to Bloomington residents and visitors. 

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City of Bloomington Utilities Begins Inventory to Identify Lead Water Service Lines

The City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) has launched an infrastructure project to identify all active lead (Pb) water service lines in its distribution system. The Service Line Inventory (SLI) is a new requirement of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for municipal utilities with the goal of identifying lead service lines by October 2024 that remain active on both the private and public side of the water distribution system.

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City Reports Five New COVID-19 Employee Cases

Five City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 tests since the June 2 update, including one Public Works (DPW) employee, two Utilities (CBU) employees, one City Hall employee, and one Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employee.

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Headley Road Reopens to Two-Way Traffic; Barricades Create a Safe B-Line Detour; ADA-Compliant Ramps are Installed in Gentry Estates

Numerous infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality, and quality of life in Bloomington. The City will provide regular public updates on a range of these improvements as they progress. City departments coordinate with one another, as well as with private developers, to minimize impact to Bloomington residents and visitors. 

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City of Bloomington and Indiana University Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Host 2022 Juneteenth Celebration

The City of Bloomington and Indiana University Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center will host a Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 18, from 2:00 - 7 p.m. at Switchyard Park (1601 South Rogers Street).

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Public Invited to Groundbreaking for Retreat at Switchyard Thursday–New Affordable Housing Next to Switchyard Park

Mayor John Hamilton and RealAmerica invite community members to attend a groundbreaking for Retreat @ the Switchyard. Located next to Switchyard Park, Retreat @ the Switchyard will provide a mix of supportive and affordable housing as well as market-rate units in a new apartment building at 1730 South Walnut Street. 

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Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Shared by City of Bloomington Utilities

City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) published their annual drinking water quality report, providing information about local drinking water quality, data from tests conducted the previous year, and contact information for any questions or concerns.

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City of Bloomington Partners with Google.org to Improve Access to Government Services

Mayor John Hamilton announced today that the City of Bloomington will receive pro bono support from a team of Google.org Fellows to deploy CiviForm, a tool to simplify and centralize online applications for government assistance programs. CiviForm is an open-source tool developed originally by the City of Seattle with support from Google.org to make applying for government programs easier and faster. 

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Accessibility increases in Bloomington; B-Line Detour Defined; and a New Sidewalk Installation on Dunn Street

Numerous infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality, and quality of life in Bloomington. The City will provide regular public updates on a range of these improvements as they progress.

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City Reports Five New COVID-19 Employee Cases

Five City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 tests since the May 26 update, including two Public Works (DPW) employees, one Utilities (CBU) employee, one Parks and Recreation (Parks) employee, and one Bloomington Transit (BT) employee. 

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City of Bloomington Wears Orange to Honor Survivors of Gun Violence

The City of Bloomington invites the community to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Friday, June 3, and join in events raising awareness about gun violence during Wear Orange weekend.