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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City of Indianapolis Department of Business and Neighborhood Services to Attend March 10th Rocky Ripple Town Council Meeting to Answer Zoning/Permitting Questions

Donna Price from the City of Indianapolis Business and Neighborhood Services group will attend the Tuesday, March 10th Rocky Ripple Town Council Meeting to answer resident questions regarding zoning and permits.  The question and answer session will start promptly at 7:30 pm, followed by routine Rocky Ripple Town Council business at no later than 8:30 pm. The session was set up so that Rocky Ripple residents can ask specific questions about building codes, permitting, requirements, and recent permits that have been issued in the town of Rocky Ripple.  City County District 7 Councilor John Barth and City of Indianapolis Neighborhood Liaison Natalie Von Dongen are also scheduled to attend the March Town Council meeting.

If you are not be able to attend the March 10th Town Council meeting, but have a zoning or permitting question, please forward your question(s) in advance to a member of the town council and they will make sure your question is asked and that you receive a response.

July 9th Rocky Ripple Town Board Meeting – Get Your Westfield Blvd Floodwall Questions Answered

Mike Massonne, DPW project manager, will attend the July 9th Rocky Ripple Town Board meeting (7:30 pm Town Hall) to provide an update and answer questions on the Westfield Blvd. Alignment flood protection project, which is scheduled to be completed this year. Note this is to answer questions about the Westfield floodwall, not the Rocky Ripple floodwall project along the river, which has been approved by the City of Indianapolis as a project and is currently going through the bidding process.

Last Scheduled Flood Q & A on Sunday Oct 15th

The 3rd of 3 question and answer sessions regarding Rocky Ripple flood protection initiatives is scheduled for this Sunday, 15-Oct-2017 at 4 pm at the Town Hall. Town council member(s) will be present to answer any questions you may have on this topic. Residents can also take as much time as they need to review the floodwall rendering drawings that show what some of the floodwall protection options would look like along the river.
The sessions are also an opportunity for residents to stop by and complete flood protection surveys if they have not already done so. The survey asks for residents to provide their viewpoints on what should be done for flood protection. The Town Council is working to ensure that a completed survey is obtained from each residence/home owner in Rocky Ripple. The completed surveys will be utilized by the Town Council to determine which option will be pursued for flood protection.

Flood Protection Q&A at Town Hall on Sat., 30-Sep-2017, 9 am

The 2nd of 3 question and answer sessions regarding Rocky Ripple flood protection initiatives is scheduled for this Saturday, 30-Sep-2017 at 9 am at the Town Hall. Town council member(s) will be present to answer any questions you may have on this topic. Residents can also take as much time as they need to review the floodwall rendering drawings put together by AECOM Engineering that show what some of the floodwall protection options would look like along the river.
The sessions are also an opportunity for residents to stop by and complete flood protection surveys if they have not already done so. The survey asks for residents to provide their viewpoints on what should be done for flood protection. The Town Council is working to ensure that a completed survey is obtained from each residence/home owner in Rocky Ripple. The completed surveys will be utilized by the Town Council to determine which option will be pursued for flood protection.
One additional Q & A session is currently scheduled on
Sunday, 10/15/2017, 4:00 pm, town hall.