Wildlife in the Neighborhood- Can We Get ALong?

No, we’re not talking about your neighbor’s keg party!  The Rocky Ripple Emergency Management team is hosting an event to talk about how to live with animals such as racoons, possums or coyotes.  The event is April 23 at 10am.  You can view the flyer here:  2016-04-RREMWildlife-1

Jury duty phone scam

A message from a fellow resident:

Two of us have received a call from a Lt. Anderson from the Marion County Sheriffs Dept saying that there is a warrant for our arrest because we failed to show up for jury duty. He instructed us to go to a local Krogers to get a recharge voucher and then request that the person give him their debit card number. This is a scam to get money and I want to make sure that no one falls victim to this fraud.

Highland Estates Development- informational meeting 7/14/15

Highland Estates Development, LLC, has filed plans to develop 24 acres adjacent to the White River within the current 150+ acres of Highland Golf and Country Club.  There is a community open house at the Highland clubhouse main dining room, 1050 West 52nd St., on Tuesday, July 14, from 6-8 pm.  A site plan and other project details will be presented.

Here is a copy of the preliminary plan.  Maps are on p. 7 and 8.

Orange River Warning Status

This is from RREM\CERT
We have put the Town of Rocky Ripple on Orange  River Warning status. As of approximately 8 am this morning the NOAA river level was predicted to go to 17 feet at Nora by Sunday. Please pass this information to anyone you may know in town and follow the potential flood preparatory guidelines set fourth by the Red Cross. 
Currently the river level has not reached the gage at the Rocky Ripple Town Hall. This message is not intended to instill fear or panic in anyone only to give people plenty of time to prepare for a possible high water event.
Click on the “White River” link to the right for more information about the river and warning status.

RR Emergency Management team meeting

Rocky Ripple RREM (Rocky Ripple Emergency Management) team will be holding a meeting at the Town Hall on Sat. July 11, 2015 at 10 am.

If you know any additional people who would be interested in attending, please pass this along. The team is in the process of reconnecting and regrouping, so any amount of involvement one is willing to provide will be welcomed.

RREM’s primary responsibility is to protect the lives and property of Rocky Ripple citizens in the event of any disaster/emergency.

Contact Jill Morris at 257-9757 for more information.

Important Info from Rocky Ripple Town Council – West Bank Alignment

Neighbors,

The Rocky Ripple Community Association is joining forces with the Rocky Ripple Town Council to get the word out about the proposed flood wall that the City of Indianapolis wishes to build on the west side of the canal. Butler University officials and the city’s project coordinator for the West Bank Alignment are scheduled to attend the next Town Council meeting on Tuesday, March 10th to discuss this. See attachment for details.

West Bank Alignment Comm to RR Residents 21Feb2015

Town Council President Brad Barcom resigns

Town Council President Brad Barcom submitted his resignation to the Marion County Election Board on 26-Jan-2015. His position will be filled through the Marion County Democratic party. Individuals interested in filling this position until the completion of the term on 31-Dec-2015 are requested to contact Democrat party headquarters at 317-637-3366.

The Town of Rocky Ripple Clerk/Treasurer position remains unfilled. In the interim, Town Councilor Robert Tomey has taken over the responsibilities of that position with the aid of an interim deputy clerk treasurer Joe Tanasovich. If you are interested in this position, please contact Robert Tomey or Carla Gaff-Clark. 

Coyotes

Within the past few days numerous residents have reported seeing coyotes in Town. No reports have been made in Town of them attacking pets or being aggressive in nature but residents do need to be proactive in helping to prevent and discourage the coyotes.

The DNR has provided these tips in dealing with coyotes.

Prevention and Control

Feed pets indoors whenever possible; pick up leftovers if feeding outdoors and store pet and livestock feed where it’s inaccessible to wildlife
Eliminate water bowls and other artificial water sources (if possible).
Position bird feeders in a location that is less likely to attract small animals or bring the feeders in at night (to keep coyotes from feeding on the bird food or the other animals).
Do not discard edible garbage where coyotes can get to it. Secure garbage containers
Trim and clean shrubbery near ground level to reduce hiding cover for coyotes or their prey
Do not allow pets to run free and provide secure nighttime housing for them
If you start seeing coyotes around your home, discourage them by shouting, making loud noises or throwing rocks but NEVER corner a coyote – always give the coyote a free escape route.

For more information visit: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2351.htm

Michael Kiefer, Marshal
Rocky Ripple Police Department
930 W. 54th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317)257-7962

Indy Public Works reps will be at town meeting Tuesday 8/12

Good evening everyone-

This is a friendly reminder to be sure to join us at the next town council meeting this Tuesday at 7:30 PM.

Representatives from the Indianapolis Department of Public works will be joining us to discuss the city’s position on the levee project.

We need to let the City of Indianapolis know that we need and deserve their help. Please come and show your support for your town and join us this Tuesday night at 7:30 PM (8/12/2014). Also bring your friends and some good questions for the city. This is our chance to hear what the city of Indianapolis is planning to do.

Here is a link to the city’s webpage for the Indianapolis North Side Flood Reduction Project:

http://rockyripple.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=ad15075436e621ba94edfd1f1&id=de71f39582&e=c27d02522d

Also, on a different note, if you have flood insurance through FEMA, you should be looking for a letter from FEMA seeking verification of your primary residence. It is critical that you respond to this letter, otherwise you will no longer be eligible for Pre-FIRM subsidized rates and your flood insurance rates will rise by 25% per year until your premiums are at the “full risk rate.”

See you Tuesday!

Sincerely,

Brad Barcom
Rocky Ripple Town Board President