Rocky Ripple Town Council Updates

– Meet the Candidates Tuesday October 25 (tomorrow)
– 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 rrcommassoc@aol.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 Greg Goodrich has withdrawn.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 .

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Town Council Updates

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.

Elections

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
Clerk-Treasurer
  • Cathy Hurt (I) Incumbent
Election day is Tuesday November 8, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registered Rocky Ripple residents will vote at the Town Hall. For those who have not registered, visit the Marion County Election Board Web site for information on registering to vote and absentee voting.

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.

RREM/CERT

The next meeting of the Rocky Ripple Emergency Management/Community Emergency Response Team is Saturday May 14, 10 a.m. at the Town Hall. RREM/CERT meetings and trainings are open to all residents who have an interest in the community’s public safety. Do you have ideas on encouraging more residents to participate? If so, the RREM/CERT meeting is the place to be to share your ideas.

A training is also being planned, details forthcoming.

Rocky Ripple is unique in that it has its own RREM/CERT effort and needs your participation.

City official to speak on sewer project at March 8 Council meeting

Steve Neilson, deputy director and chief engineer for the city of Indianapolis, will attend the March 8 meeting to take questions from and share updates with residents regarding the rescheduling of the STEP project. Please plan to attend this important meeting. Questions include, What is the status of the STEP program? If Rocky Ripple’s project is delayed, how much will residents have to pay?

Please plan to attend the Tuesday March 8 Town Council meeting.

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.

Clean Water Issues presentation

Educational and informational meeting February 17, 2011, at 7 p.m. on clean water issues.

The Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has recently received a small grant to cover the cost of making a minimum of 50 clean water related presentations to Homeowner Associations, Civic Groups, and other organizations within Marion County Indiana prior to March 31st, 2011. The purpose of these presentations are to provide interested organizations an improved “conservation awareness” of water quality and quantity issues and potential services that are available from the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, the Indiana Wildlife Federation, the Upper White River Watershed Alliance, and the Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District.

This program is free and open to everyone.

Clean Water Issues Presentation in Rocky Ripple

Date/time: February 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Rocky Ripple Town Hall, 930 West 54th Street

The Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has recently received a small grant to cover the cost of making a minimum of 50 clean water related presentations to Homeowner Associations, Civic Groups, and other organizations within Marion County Indiana prior to March 31st, 2011.  The purpose of these presentations are to provide interested organizations an improved “conservation awareness” of water quality and quantity issues and potential services that are available from the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, the Indiana Wildlife Federation, the Upper White River Watershed Alliance, and the Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District.

All are welcome.