Flood Protection Q& A on Thur, 08/31


The first of three question and answer sessions regarding Rocky Ripple flood protection initiatives is scheduled for this Thursday, 31-Aug-2017 at 7 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 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.


Other future Q & A sessions currently scheduled include following dates:

Saturday, 9/30/2017 9:00 am town hall

Sunday, 10/15/2017, 4:00 pm town hall

Brush Clean Up Request

Rocky Ripple Residents/Home Owners,

Please assist with the request below from town marshal/town manager Mike Kiefer, who is always looking out for our best interests:
With all of the recent rains and winds, residents need to check their properties for obstructions of the roadway and street signs from overgrown brush or fallen trees. Rocky Ripple Town ordinances require residents to keep roadways clear of trees and flora.
From the Town Ordinances, 2-3-3 Sec. 11:
Duties of Property Owner
(a) The owner of any private property in Rocky Ripple which borders or lies adjacent any public street, alley, right-of-way, place or park and upon which any trees or flora may be standing shall trim or cause such trees or flora to be trimmed, either at the property line, or to a clear height of at least eight (8) feet above the surface of any abutting right-or-way or place, and fourteen (14) feet above any public street or alley. No person shall plant or maintain any tree or flora so close to any property line as to obstruct the vision or free passage of pedestrians or motorists along the streets or public right-of-way. Rocky Ripple or its contractual agents may enter upon private property to do such cutting or trimming as may be necessary to remove any offending and obstructing tree or flora that is prohibited by the provisions hereof.
(b) An owner shall, and Rocky Ripple may, remove from flora all dead, decayed, broken or dangerous limbs, branches or parts thereof or any that overhang or are close to any public street, alley, right-of-way, or place, and, when any such flora is dead, the owner shall completely remove the same, or after notice to and failure of the owner so to do, the Town of Rocky Ripple or its lawful agents may cause such removal and charge the cost thereof to the owner.
Marshal Kiefer will begin clearing brush away from street signs in the coming weeks and would request residents be proactive in clearing their property of bushes encroaching the street and the low hanging branches over the street.  If you have any questions please contact Marshal Michael Kiefer at 317-257-7962 or email at rrpd@sbcglobal.net.
Michael Kiefer, Marshal/Town Manager
Town of Rocky Ripple
930 W. 54th Street
Indianapolis, IN  46208

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

Rocky Ripple Flood Protection MOU with City, Butler University Approved by Town Council

Update from last night’s Rocky Ripple Town Council meeting – A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the RR Town Council, Butler University, and the City of Indianapolis to provide flood protection for Rocky Ripple. Click here to view a copy of the MOU on the Flood Protection page of this website.  More info can be also be found in today’s Indianapolis Star:

Levee Restoration/Tree Removal

The Rocky Ripple Town Council is pleased to announce that the project to remove diseased, leaning and/or dead potentially dangerous trees along the river levee is moving forward.  Removal of identified problematic trees on the levee between 600 West 54th and 500 Ripple Road will begin on Monday.  This $40,000 investment in the restoration of our levee is phase I of a joint project between the Town of Rocky Ripple and the City of Indianapolis.  Tree removal is scheduled to take place Nov. 21st through Dec. 2nd.

Levee Repair/Restoration Meeting on Thursday


The Town Council will be holding a meeting this Thursday evening, September 29, 2016, at 7 pm at the town hall to provide answers to questions from residents that live along White River between Sunset and the 500 block of Ripple Road regarding levee repair and restoration efforts that will be completed on town property behind their homes this fall.  Other residents and general public interested parties are welcome to attend.