July 9th Rocky Ripple Town Board Meeting Change

Mike Massonne, DPW project manager, will be unable to attend the July 9th Rocky Ripple Town Board meeting (7:30 pm Town Hall) to provide an update and answer questions on the Westfield Blvd. Alignment flood protection project.  We will let you know when this has been rescheduled.

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July 9th Rocky Ripple Town Board Meeting – Get Your Westfield Blvd Floodwall Questions Answered

Mike Massonne, DPW project manager, will attend the July 9th Rocky Ripple Town Board meeting (7:30 pm Town Hall) to provide an update and answer questions on the Westfield Blvd. Alignment flood protection project, which is scheduled to be completed this year. Note this is to answer questions about the Westfield floodwall, not the Rocky Ripple floodwall project along the river, which has been approved by the City of Indianapolis as a project and is currently going through the bidding process.

RR Road Paving Scheduled

The Town of Rocky Ripple is happy to announce that repaving of several roads in town is scheduled for the week of 24-Jun-2019, weather permitting.  This should take no longer than a couple days in total.  Please note that the following streets are affected  and give consideration to the paving equipment, trucks and personnel that will be doing this important work for us:

1) Canal Blvd. From: W 53rd St To: Ripple Rd

2) W53rd St From: Canal Blvd To: Lester St

3) W53rd St From: 835 W53rd St To: Riverview Dr

4) W52nd St From: Canal Towpath To: Lester St

5) Crown St From: W53rd St To: W54th St

6) Sunnymeade Ln From: W52nd St To: W53rd St

7) Annette St From: W53rd St To: 5326 Annette St

8) Clarendon Rd From: W51st St To: W52nd St

9) W54th St From: Karstadt Dr To: Canal Blvd

10) Ripple Rd From: 340 Ripple Rd To: Canal Blvd

Town Wide Garage Sale on Sat. Jun 1st

The annual town wide garage sale will be held Saturday, June 1st with posted hours from 8 am to 2 pm. Everyone is welcome to participate. Start planning for the sale and gather those items that have been sitting around and collecting dust.

If you do not wish to participate on your own, but want to donate items, we will be having a sale with proceeds to benefit RRCA at the town hall. You can bring stuff you want to donate for the RRCA sale on Friday May 31st at the town hall from 3-7 pm.

New this year:  Sell your stuff at the town hall; have your own table for $5.  Town Hall will be open for set-up beginning at 7 am on Sat., Jun. 1st.

Kandy Kendall is coordinating this year’s sale.  Contact Kandy to reserve a table or with any questions:  cosmickandy@onemain.com or phone number 317-255-8117.

Ads will be placed in local newspapers. If you choose to participate and do not donate items for the RRCA sale, consider making a small donation to the community association to cover the advertising costs.

Flood Protection Update: MDC Final Vote/Last Public Hearing on 15-May-2019

The Indianapolis City County Council Public Works Committee voted to recommend approval of the declaratory resolution designating the establishment of the White River-Rocky Ripple Flood Control Improvement District on 18-Apr-2019.  The recommendation now goes before the entire City County Council for final adoption on Monday 13-May-2019.  The last public hearing on the matter and final vote on the confirmatory resolution will occur at the Metropolitan Development Commission meeting on Wed., 15-May-2019 at 1 pm in the public assembly room of the City County building.  The full proposal (#192) can be found at the following location:

https://www.indy.gov/workflow/city-county-council-proposals/prop_details

Any questions regarding flood protection can be directed to your Rocky Ripple Town Councilors at TownCouncil@RockyRipple.com.

RR Flood Protection Update –Board of Public Works Hearing Held 27-Feb-2019

The first of several public meetings and hearings to move forward with approval of the flood protection plan recommended by the City of Indianapolis DPW (know as Option 3), which saves all Rocky Ripple homes and includes a new levee made up of a combination of earthen, T-walls and I-walls was held on 27-Feb-2019.  This was the first of the meetings noted in the 12-Feb-2019 communication from the Indianapolis Department of Public works that was sent to all property owners affected by the proposed new levee.  A copy of that letter is posted on this website at the following link:

https://rockyripple.wordpress.com/community-information/flood-protection-info/

The outcome of the February 27th Board of Public Works meeting was that three board members voted for approval of the Rocky Ripple flood protection plan.  Two board members voted against the proposal.  As the board requires a quorum in order to pass a resolution, it was determined that another vote would be held at the next scheduled meeting, when two additional board members would be present.  The next Board of Public Works meeting, at which time this second vote will occur, is scheduled for 13-March-2019 at 1 pm in the City County Building Public Assembly Room on Floor 2.  The meeting on March 13th will not be a public hearing, so public comment for or against the proposal will not be allowed.

The tentative meeting schedule for gaining approval to move forward with the flood protection plan was as follows; as another meeting of the Board of Public Works was added, the upcoming meeting dates will be pushed out to the next scheduled meetings of the Acting Bodies.  We will keep you posted of the new dates and times.

Acting Body                           Tentative Date                               Proposed Action
 

Board of Public Works

February 27 – 2nd meeting scheduled for 13 Mar 2019 Public hearing and vote on District approval recommendation to MDC
Metropolitan Development Commission (MDC)  

March 6

Adoption of a declaratory resolution establishing the proposed District
 

Full City-County Council

 

April 8

Introduction of proposal approving the MDC’s declaratory resolution
 

Council Public Works Committee

 

April 18

Public hearing and information-only hearing of Council proposal approving the MDC’s declaratory resolution
 

Full City-County Council

 

May 13

Vote on proposal approving of MDC’s declaratory resolution
Metropolitan Development Commission (MDC)  

May 15

Public hearing and vote on confirmatory resolution establishing the proposed District

Your Rocky Ripple Town Council strongly encourages you to attend the upcoming public hearings and voice your support of this crucial initiative for our community, as City officials need to hear it from you, not just us.  Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions in the meantime.

Carla Gaff-Clark                cgaff@indy.rr.com

Mandy Redmond             redmond.mandy@gmail.com

Jill Morris                          jmorris004@Indy.rr.com