Rocky Ripple Town Board Resolution on West Bank Canal Alignment

On Tuesday September 9th, the Rocky Ripple Town Board unanimously passed a resolution opposing the proposed West Bank Alignment of levee project.

Click on the link below to see the resolution.

Rocky Ripple Resolution

Brad Barcom

Rocky Ripple Town Board President

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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

Army Corps of Engineers releases Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction Project Final SEIS for review

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

NEWS RELEASE
Todd.j.hornback@usace.army.mil
502-315-6768
Carol.j.labashosky@usace.army.mil
502-315-6769

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
Army Corps of Engineers releases Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction 
Project Final SEIS for review 

LOUISVILLE, KY - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District has 
completed and released the Indianapolis North Flood Damage Reduction Project 
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement  (FSEIS). View the document at 
bit.ly/indynorthlevee

The FSEIS includes several alternatives for completion of the Phase 3B alignment 
in South Warfleigh.  Public and agency comments received during the review of 
the Draft SEIS in the fall of 2012 were considered in the development of the 
FSEIS.  The FSEIS also recommends tree clearing for Phases 3A and 3C which is 
required to meet Corps of Engineers Levee Safety Criteria.  

The FSEIS is now being circulated for a 30-day review period.  During that time, 
federal, state, and local agencies, and members of the public, may submit 
written comments to the Corps of Engineers by e-mail or formal letter.  The 
FSEIS and instructions for submission of comments are available at the Corps 
Internet site bit.ly/indynorthlevee.  The comment period closes on Monday, July 
8, 2013.  The Corps will evaluate all comments received and take into 
consideration input from the City of Indianapolis, prior to any decisions being 
made on the final alignment for Phase 3B.  Those decisions will be set forth in 
a Record of Decision (ROD) by the Corps of Engineers, Louisville District.

Submit FSEIS comments via email to indynorthfseis@usace.army.mil
Mail written comments to:
COLONEL LUKE T. LEONARD
DISTRICT COMMANDER
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS LOUISVILLE DISTRICT
PO BOX 59
ATTN: CELRL-PM-P-E
LOUISVILLE, KY 40201

Comments may also be provided via telephone voicemail at 502-315-6885 for 
comments less than three minutes in length. For more detailed comments, submit 
via email or mail at the above addresses. 

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Carol J. Labashosky 
Public Affairs Specialist 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District 
502.315.6769 
http://www.facebook.com/LouisvilleUSACE 

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Caveats: NONE

Levee updates

From Sarah Holsapple
Public Information Officer/ Department of Public Works
City of Indianapolis

As a way to keep you updated on details pertaining to the Indianapolis North Levee Project, the Department of Public Works (DPW) has compiled an email list of neighborhood leaders. We’ll be sending you necessary updates and ask that you distribute them to your neighborhood as you see fit.

The first update concerns Monday, April 25 when a cultural resources consultation meeting will take place. During the meeting, representatives from the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Indiana Department of Natural Recourses (IDNR), the Indiana Landmarks Commission and DPW will visit the project site (from the Riviera Club to locations of higher ground) to identify cultural and historical resources in the area. The parties will then work together to discuss and investigate project alternatives.

We wanted to make you aware of this site visit in the event you saw people walking around the area. We ask that you not approach the site visit team, as they will not be able to answer your questions. In the future, there will be a public meeting so that neighborhood associations, landowners and the public can to speak with representatives from the USACE and DPW about the site visit, the impacts on historic and cultural resources and raise addition questions or concerns. Once a date for that meeting is secured, DPW will send notification.

In the meantime, please visit our project website for additional information: www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPW/RebuildIndy/Projects/Pages/IndianapolisNorthLeveeProject.aspx. You may also email us at RebuildIndy@indy.gov or call (317) 327.2656.

Revised flood wall plan comments due Friday March 4

Comments in response to the Army Corps of Engineers 2011 Environmental Assessment of the Indianapolis, White River (North), IN Flood Damage Reduction Project are due Friday March 4, 2011. Attempts to increase the comment period by 90 days have failed.

This proposed plan includes substantial modifications, some of which may have an impact on Rocky Ripple and the Central Canal water supply for 600,000 Indianapolis residents.

The minutes from the February 28 special meeting held at the Riviera Club are available for review.

Army Corps of Engineers revise flood wall plan

The Army Corps of Engineers has released its 2011 Environmental Assessment of the Indianapolis, White River (North), IN Flood Damage Reduction Project.

This proposed plan includes substantial modifications, some of which may have an impact on Rocky Ripple. We will keep you posted as we learn more. Here is a copy of the U.S. Army Corps plan. Here is a photograph of the revised proposal.