Rocky Ripple Flood Protection Survey

If you are a Rocky Ripple resident, Rocky Ripple home and/or property owner, the Town Council asks for your input on Flood Protection – what do you want done and why?  Please complete the Flood Protection survey and return it to the Town Council by 20-Jul-2017.

Hard copies are being delivered to all residences.  Info received from the surveys will be used, in conjunction with data from other sources, to develop actions for flood protection of Rocky Ripple.

Click here to view/print a copy of the survey.

Your completed survey and comments can be dropped in the mail slot at the east end of the town hall; mailed to us at 930 West 54th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208; or you can scan in your completed form and email it to:  TownCouncil@RockyRipple.com

Levee Floodwall Rendering Meeting on Tuesday, June 6th

The Rocky Ripple Town Board will host a special meeting to discuss the town’s flood control project on June 6th at 7p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Meridian Street United Methodist Church, 5500 North Meridian Street.  The meeting will focus on the options for Rocky Ripple’s local flood control project, as discussed in the AECOM report. The options will be shown through renderings of several areas in the neighborhood.

Details are contained in the attached copy of the flyer that was distributed in hard copy form to all residents:  Rocky Ripple Flood Project Meeting Notice

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

City Abandons Westbank Canal Wall

The City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) contacted the Rocky Ripple Town Council late this afternoon to inform us about the attached press release that was distributed this evening.  It states that the DPW has decided, based upon the feasibility study completed, that the Canal Westbank Alignment project will not be pursued. Instead the City will be proceeding with the east side of the canal floodwall along Westfield Blvd.

The Westbank Alignment project could have affected Rocky Ripple homes along the canal, had it been accepted.  City officials stated that we were the first area notified because we would be most affected by this.  They pledged to work with us on what will happen now, based on this decision.  They added that they understand the unique position of Rocky Ripple and will work with us to address our outstanding levee/flood protection concerns.  Further info will be shared as we receive it.

Canal Floodwall Press Release 14-Dec-2015

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