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:
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!
Rocky Ripple Town Board President
This is a recent e-mail from Mark Warner about trash pickup.
Good morning, we’ve added more details to the trash fact sheet such as information about the Saturday Drop-Off and trash pick-up hours. The fact sheet can be found on the city’s website in the DPW section under trash and in the resources column. For your convenience, the link is below.
Mayor’s Neighborhood Liaison
Office of Mayor Greg Ballard – City of Indianapolis
Click here to access RequestIndy and report a problem/request a service online; or call the Mayor’s Action Center at 327-4MAC (4622)
Click here to complete Mayor Ballard’s Neighborhood Liaison Customer Satisfaction Survey
– Town Council election results
– ALERT: House break-in Tuesday
Town Council election (unofficial) results
- Brad Barcom
- Carla Gaff-Clark
- Robert Tomey
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.
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.
- 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.
– 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 email@example.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 .
Town Council Meeting Minutes
The unapproved minutes from the July Town Council meeting have been posted, along with the approved minutes from the June meeting. The next Town Council meeting takes place Tuesday August 9 at 7:30 p.m.
The following residents’ names (listed in alphabetical order) will appear on the election ballot in November:
Town Council–At Large
- Brad Barcom (D)
- Julie Bleakley (I)
- Carla Gaff-Clark (R) Incumbent
- Greg Goodrich (R)
- Robert Tomey (R) Incumbent
- Cathy Hurt (I) Incumbent
Rocky Ripple Community Association
(Note that the Community Association is an independent, non-political entity.)
The Rocky Ripple Community Association’s (RRCA) July meeting is scheduled for Tuesday July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Normally the RRCA meets on the third Tuesday of each month. All are welcome.