Letters from DLZ to Rocky Ripple Property Owners Along the River/ May 12 Town Board Meeting

Hello Fellow Rocky Ripplers,

We hope everyone has continued to stay safe during the past month.  We do have a couple updates to share.  First of all, we will be holding the May Rocky Ripple Town Board meeting as scheduled on 12-May-2020 at 7:30 pm.  However, to maintain safe distancing, the meeting will be held as a teleconference using Zoom.  To listen in, use the information below.  You will need to provide your name in order to join the meeting.

Also, we have received inquiries regarding letters that owners of property along the river in Rocky Ripple received during the past week from DLZ, a subcontractor to AECOM and City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works.  The letters were to let affected property owners know that survey work will be done on their properties in the near future.  AECOM has been hired by the city to serve as its technical representative for the Rocky Ripple flood protection initiative.  You may recall that AECOM is the engineering firm that came up with the plans that allow for protection, while saving all homes in Rocky Ripple.

We wanted to provide you with additional information on this. The surveying is being done in order for the city to obtain specific information in preparation for the Rocky Ripple floodwall project.  The survey will be used for identifying design and land acquisition (easement) needs/details for the proposed floodworks and establishing cross sectional information for river modelling necessary for completing the project.  This land surveying is a preliminary engineering task foundational to other future engineering tasks.  The work should include no or very minimal clearing of vegetation to complete.

If anyone has any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact your town council members:

Megan Hulland Mandy Redmond Randy Sanders
(724) 816-8889 (317) 319-7865 (317) 431-0091

Rocky Ripple Town Board Zoom Meeting on 12-May-2020:
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DPW Rocky Ripple Floodwall RFI Distributed

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works has distributed the Request for Information (RFI) for interested Engineering companies to respond with their ideas for construction of the floodwall for the White River-Rocky Ripple Flood Control Improvement District Flood Risk Reduction Project.  See attached copy for details:

WR-RR FCID RFI final 9.30

New RR Floodwall Advisory Committee Members Sought

Interested Rocky Ripple residents are sought to be a part of a new Rocky Ripple Town Council advisory committee for the Rocky Ripple floodwall project.

The mission of the Floodwall Advisory Committee will be to gather information from residents about what will make a positive or negative impact in regards to the established levee floodwall project and provide feedback for decision making to the Rocky Ripple Town Council.

The committee will provide advice, insight and guidance on floodwall issues to aid the town’s programs for the proposed floodwall and related initiatives. The committee will work with residents living along the wall where it is located on personal and public (Rocky Ripple) property to make the project as palatable as possible.  The charge also includes representation of the wants, thoughts and desires of residents living inside the town’s boundaries but not along the river; as well as the residents in the nine homes that have been left out of the project where riverbank stabilization is to also be a part of the project.

To review the full charter for this committee, click here:  Rocky Ripple Floodwall Advisory Committee Charter.

If you have questions about and/or are interested in being part of this committee, click here to contact a Rocky Ripple town councilor.

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.