Trash fact sheet

This is a recent e-mail from Mark Warner about trash pickup.


Good morning, we’ve added more details to the trash fact sheet such as information about the Saturday Drop-Off and trash pick-up hours.  The fact sheet can be found on the city’s website in the DPW section under trash and in the resources column.  For your convenience, the link is below.

Thank you.

Mark Warner

Mayor’s Neighborhood Liaison

Office of Mayor Greg Ballard – City of Indianapolis  P:(317) 327-5380  C: (317) 429-7807


Click here to access RequestIndy and report a problem/request a service online; or call the Mayor’s Action Center at 327-4MAC (4622)

Click here to complete Mayor Ballard’s Neighborhood Liaison Customer Satisfaction Survey

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.


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
  • 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.

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: You may also email us at or call (317) 327.2656.

Primary election candidates posted

The following residents will appear as at-large candidates on the in the 2011 primary election ballot, according to the Marion County Election Board Web site spreadsheet of candidate filings:

  • Brad Barcom (D)
  • Carla Gaff-Clark (R)
  • Greg Goodrich (R)
  • Robert Tomey (R)

For those residents wishing to run for office as independent candidates, the deadline is noon, June 30, 2011. The election calendar is posted at the Marion County Election Board Web site.

For more information on elections and how to register to vote (if you are not registered to vote in Rocky Ripple), visit the Marion County election board Web site.

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.

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.