Rocky Ripple Flood Protection MOU with City, Butler University Approved by Town Council

Update from last night’s Rocky Ripple Town Council meeting – A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the RR Town Council, Butler University, and the City of Indianapolis to provide flood protection for Rocky Ripple. Click here to view a copy of the MOU on the Flood Protection page of this website.  More info can be also be found in today’s Indianapolis Star:

Flood Protection Updates

Everyone,

There are several updates on flood protection initiatives in Rocky Ripple that we wanted to share with you.  As always, we welcome your questions and discussion to understand this somewhat complicated issue.  As we will all need to contribute input on what our future flood protection will look like, Town Council President Carla Gaff-Clark has put together a summary of her thoughts to assist in understanding the issue.  Listed below are links to pages on this website that contain the following:  Carla’s message (which was also posted on Next Door), the final AECOM report regarding flood protection options along the river, AECOM’s response to the town board’s questions on the draft report, a link to the City’s Northside Floodwall project website, which was recently updated with the latest developments, and finally a copy of a card being mailed by the Indy DPW regarding vegetation removal along the canal and Westfield Blvd that will start shortly.

Please note also that further work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, 28-Feb-2017 to remove additional problematic trees on the river levee between 344 Ripple Road and 820 West 54th Street.  If you have any questions at all, please ask.  We want to ensure that you are as informed as possible on this issue.
Sincerely,
Carla Gaff-Clark 317-441-5263
Jill Morris 317-408-0524
Mandy Redmond 317-319-7865

Flood Protection Funding for Rocky Ripple

Breaking news…the city of Indianapolis is pledging to provide funds for Rocky Ripple flood protection. Check out today’s article in the Indianapolis Star:
 
City pledges $10M for Rocky Ripple flood protection
Indianapolis wants to build a separate project from the White River flood wall.
INDYSTAR.COM|BY JAMES BRIGGS

Levee Restoration/Tree Removal

The Rocky Ripple Town Council is pleased to announce that the project to remove diseased, leaning and/or dead potentially dangerous trees along the river levee is moving forward.  Removal of identified problematic trees on the levee between 600 West 54th and 500 Ripple Road will begin on Monday.  This $40,000 investment in the restoration of our levee is phase I of a joint project between the Town of Rocky Ripple and the City of Indianapolis.  Tree removal is scheduled to take place Nov. 21st through Dec. 2nd.