Community Emergency Response Team Training

Be trained in Community Emergency Response.
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  • When: Three Saturdays, April 2, 9, and 16
  • Where: Town Hall (930 East 54th Street)
  • Cost: Free — 21-hour time committment

Presented by the Indianapolis Division of Homeland Security and
Rocky Ripple Emergency Management (RREM), the Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides basic training in
disaster preparedness for residents, which increases the ability
of citizens to manage an extreme situation until first responders or
other assistance arrives.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises,
CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or
workplace following an event where professional responders are
not immediately available to help. You will be trained to provide
services such as supply distribution, fire safety, damage
assessment, neighbor well-checks, light search and rescue, and
disaster medical operations.

The full CERT curriculum is a 21-hour FEMA-based training
module comprised of eight classes, and completed over three Saturdays.
Fully-trained CERT members graduate with a certificate of
completion and are eligible for additional training. The last session
of the training is followed by a hands-on practical simulation.

If you want to join the course or have questions, contact Andy
Hazel at ajhaze77@gmail.com. Learn more at DHS online via
Twitter, Facebook or their website at www.indy.gov/dhs.

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Town Council Updates

– Town Council election results
– ALERT: House break-in Tuesday


Town Council election (unofficial) results

The unofficial results for three candidates receiving the most votes for the race for Rocky Ripple Town Council at-large are:
  • Brad Barcom
  • Carla Gaff-Clark
  • Robert Tomey
Cathy Hurt ran unopposed, therefore she will continue on as Clerk Treasurer.

Election results are finalized when they are certified by the Marion County Election Board. All terms begin January 1, 2012.

Congratulations to all of the candidates for your willingness to serve our community.


House break-in Tuesday

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, someone reportedly attempted to break into a home on Riverview Drive at 53rd Street. Witnesses observed a mid-90s black Chevrolet Impala near the scene. Apparently a baseball bat was used to bash a hole in the door so the intruder could reach in to unlock the door. Several witnesses later observed three white males apparently casing other properties, even entering the property of a home. It is unknown at this time if the incidents are connected.

Remember to keep your doors locked–to your house, your garage, your vehicles, and your storage sheds. Keep valuables out of site, away from your windows.

Also, if you hire anyone to do work in or around your house, make sure you know and trust them.

The Indianapolis Marion County Police Department has prepared a tip-sheet to help you better protect your property.

http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPS/IMPD/Documents/CrimePreventionTips.pdf

If you come home to find an unexplained open/broken window or door

  • Do not enter – the perpetrator may still be inside.
  • Use a neighbor’s phone to call police. Dial 911.
  • Do not touch anything or clean up until the police have inspected for evidence.
  • Write down the license plate numbers of any suspicious vehicles.
  • Note the descriptions of any suspicious persons.

DIAL 911 for police assistance.

Vote Tuesday / Council meeting update

  • Tuesday’s Town Council meeting cancelled
  • VOTE TUESDAY

Tuesday’s Town Council meeting cancelled

Due to Tuesday’s elections and the use of the Town Hall for storage of election equipment, members of the Town Council have canceled Tuesday’s monthly Council meeting. The final meeting of the current Council takes place Tuesday December 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Vote Tuesday (tomorrow)

Election Day is Tuesday (tomorrow) November 8 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents will have the opportunity to vote for three representatives to serve the Rocky Ripple Town Council. Rocky Ripple Town Council candidates are, in alphabetical order, Brad Barcom, Julie Bleakly, Carla Gaff-Clark, and Robert Tomey. Cathy Hurt is running unopposed as Clerk Treasurer. Greg Goodrich has withdrawn.

Additionally, residents will elect representatives to serve the City Council and Indianapolis Mayor.

Visit http://IndyStar.com/voterguide/ for an online guide to this year’s candidates and ballot-builder. In the menu, select “Indianapolis” for the city-wide candidate list or “Rocky Ripple” for the Town Council candidate list.

Rocky Ripple Town Council Updates

– Meet the Candidates Tuesday October 25 (tomorrow)
– Election Day Tuesday November 8

Meet the Candidates Tuesday October 25 (tomorrow)

Location: Rocky Ripple Town Hall, 930 W. 54th St.
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Rocky Ripple Community Association (RRCA) is sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates” forum where residents can meet and ask questions of the candidates running for a four-year term on the Rocky Ripple Town Council. The candidates are, in alphabetical order, Brad Barcom, Julie Bleakly, Carla Gaff-Clark, and Robert Tomey. The forum will be facilitated by a member of the RRCA.

According to the RRCA, residents may pose questions in advance or at the forum. However, no one may directly question the candidates during the forum–in the interest of time, all questions will be asked by the facilitator and candidate responses will be limited to three minutes per candidate.

Send your questions to rrcommassoc@aol.com.

The RRCA will provide refreshments. For those unable to attend the “Meet the Candidates” forum, the RRCA we distribute a candidate profile summary of candidate information and their viewpoints in advance of the election.

Election Day Tuesday November 8

Election Day is Tuesday November 8 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year, residents will have the opportunity to vote for three representatives to serve the Rocky Ripple Town Council. Additionally, residents will elect representatives to serve the City Council and IndianapolisMayor. Rocky Ripple Town Council candidates are, in alphabetical order, Brad Barcom, Julie Bleakly, Carla Gaff-Clark, and Robert Tomey. Cathy Hurt is running unopposed as Clerk Treasurer. Greg Goodrich has withdrawn.

Early voting ends at noon November 7.

For more information about Marion County elections, visit http://www.indy.gov/eGov/county/clerk/election/pages/home.aspx .

For information about absentee voting, visit http://www.indy.gov/eGov/County/Clerk/Election/Voter_Info/Pages/absentee_voting.aspx .

Thank you Community Association

Thanks to the fabulous efforts of the Rocky Ripple Community Association, the 12th Rocky Ripple Art Festival was again a huge success! Thank you for everyone who attended, sponsored, organized or volunteered–this festival would not be here without you! And because of the Festival, Rocky Ripple’s Town Parks will continue to benefit from funds raised. If you haven’t been to our parks, drop by some time. We think you’ll enjoy what you see.