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- October 3, Brush and limb collection for Village Residents
- October 7-8, SullivanMunce Ghost Walk, 6:30-9:30 pm, See below for ticket information
- October 13, Bicentennial Torch Welcome Party, noon - 3 pm, at Lincoln Park
- October 17, Plan Commission Meeting, 7 pm at Town Hall
- October 17 - 21, Zionsville Schools Fall Break
- October 25, VRA Annual Meeting, 7:30 pm at SullivanMunce Cultural Center
- October 26, Free Technology Recycling Event, 10 am - 1 pm at 260 S. Ford Road
- October 30, 2-5 pm, Pumpkins and Hayrides at Zionsville Lions Club
- October 31, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, Halloween Trick or Treaters
President's Letter by Sara Martini
The annual Brick Street Picnic was a great success! I
had so much fun visiting with some of you and meeting new friends!
Thanks to all of those who passed out fliers to spread the word,
organized, and helped set up and clean up. We had a lot of new neighbors
interested in the VRA which is great to see!
next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25th, at 7:30 pm at the
SullivanMunce Cultural Center. We will be voting on the board for the
VRA for the 2017 year. Mayor Tim Haak will also be speaking on the plans
to alleviate traffic in the village as well as the process for
appointing members on the town’s various committees (Planning Commission
Committee, Board of Zoning Appeals, etc.).
On the September 19th Planning Commission hearing, the petitioners for the 200 West development were granted a continuance to the Oct. 17th
hearing. The representatives from this project seem interested in
meeting with the VRA once they have updated their plans. When I know
more, I will send out an e-blast.
It’s that time of year! Leaf collection will be running from late
October through late November. Also, Brush and Limb collection will take
place on Monday, Oct. 3 for the residents in the village. Please keep
in mind that the size limit on the brush/limbs is 6 inches in diameter
and must be manageable for one person.
forget to take advantage of the fun events that Zionsville has to offer
in the fall. Hopefully I will see you at the Ghost Walk, ZFD Pancake
breakfast, and at our next meeting!
Town Council Insights by Josh Garrett
from 35,000 feet. I am taking the family on a quick trip down to
Florida to meet Mickey Mouse. It’s a vacation for them, perhaps not for
my wife and I, however, as we try and keep these kiddos entertained at
attended my first budget meeting this past week. The budget is
submitted by the mayor’s office and is for the next 18 months (July 2016
– December 2017). There are actually two budgets that have been
submitted: one assumes our current revenue and a second that takes into
account monies passed back by the county if the public safety LIT is
passed in October. The first budget maintains our current level of
services while the second takes the LIT revenue and invests it into our
police and fire departments.
I abhor any type of new taxes, I am also pragmatic about my approach to
local government. As a community we are shifting around a lot of
dollars to meet the current demands of both police and fire. Both have
seen sizeable growth in requests for service as the Town continues to
expand. This has us running at a deficit, something we cannot maintain
indefinitely before cutting other budgets like roads, sewers and parks.
While we all think government is wasteful (and certainly has proven so
at various levels), I have found our Town to be run with surprising
positive to come out of the meeting was a discussion with Lance Lantz
about sewers. There are monies being allocated for sewer projects along
both 3rd and 4th Streets.
This will go a long way in addressing some of the flooding and drainage
concerns many have expressed within the Village. Stay tuned for
details; I will provide as much insight as I can when given to me.
Indiana's Bicentennial Torch Travels Through Zionsville
You are invited to a Bicentennial Torch Welcome Party community Celebration for Indiana's 200th Birthday which is being
sponsored by the Zionsville Cultural District.When: Thursday, October 13th, from noon - 3pmWhere: Lincoln Park (corner of Oak and 1st), ZionsvilleIndiana's
Bicentennial Torch will be traveling through Zionsville October 13th
and making a brief stop at Lincoln Park at approximately 1:30pm -
torch is coming from Montgomery County to Boone County, Lebanon then to
Zionsville. The torch will go from Lincoln Park down Oak Strett, south
on Main, east on Sycamore/116th, then a hand-off to Hamilton County will
occur at the Zionsville First Presbyterian Church at 116th &
Michigan Rd. Organizers are hoping for a turn out large enough to line
the route with cheers of excitement as the torch travels through our
impersonator, Danny Russel, will be performing at the park during the
welcome party. Ice cream, pie, and refreshments will be served with
music and a line-up of speakers.
SullivanMunce Presents Ghost Walk 2016
Cultural Center is pleased to announce the return of one of its most
popular events - the 14th Edition of GhostWalk - October 7 and 8.
GhostWalk is a 45-minute guided walking tour of the historic
village of Zionsville where guests stop at up to seven different
vignettes to experience reenacted ghost stories from Zionsville’s past.
GhostWalk tours run every 15 minutes from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm both
nights. Tours leave from the front lawn of SullivanMunce Cultural
Center, located at 225 West Hawthorne Street in Zionsville.
ADVANCED RESERVATIONS - Available on and before October 6:
Members: Adults: $12 per person; youth: $9 per person; children 5 years of age and under are free.
Non members: Adults: $14 per person; youth: $11 per person; children 5 years of age and under are free.
TICKET PRICES DAY OF EVENT:
Adults: $20 per person; youth: $15 per person; children 5 years of age and under are free.
New Milling Machine Improving Village Roads
A new machine in the Zionsville Street & Stormwater Department will allow for roads to be repaired much faster and
more efficiently. Purchased this summer, the Department’s new milling machine is the first of its kind for the town.
The Street Department has always been able to address deep pot hole repairs through a process that involves cutting
out a piece of roadway and fully reconstructing it from the subgrade up to the surface. With the new machine, the
Department can more efficiently repair roads with surface imperfections only one or two inches deep, creating
uniformity along the paving surface and a smoother riding surface.
“We encounter a lot of areas that have surface imperfections only an inch or so deep,” said Lance Lantz, Superintendent
of the Street & Stormwater Department. “Being so shallow, these imperfections do not hold asphalt well. When we
attempt to place asphalt, it creates a lunar-like surface that is bumpy and looks like a bunch of potholes repaired in close
The machine works on small repair areas with surface imperfections, grinding up one or two inches of existing asphalt
surface. Asphalt is placed over the area and rolled using a small compactor roller. The asphalt is left to cool and the road
is open to the public in a quick turnaround time, depending on the size of the repair area.
For the Street Department, this machine has already proved to be an efficient way to repair roads. Since purchasing the
machine, the Department has repaired sections of Pine Street, 5th and 3rd Streets, as well as several areas in
neighborhoods including Spring Knoll, Raintree, Colony Woods, The Woodlands at Irishman’s Run, Austin Oaks at
Summerglen and Willow Glen.
In 2015, the Street Department also purchased an Asphalt Hotbox which can hold two cubic yards of asphalt and keep it
at operating temperature. This not only allows the Department to use hot asphalt year-round, but the equipment stores
hot asphalt for future use.
Free Technology Recycling Event
residents who need to dispose of old technology items are invited to
drop them off at a free recycling event at HBG Insurance and Bonds, 260
S. Ford Road on Wednesday, October 26 from 10 am to 1 pm. HBG is
partnering with Technology Recyclers for this free service. Volunteers
will be on hand to help unload items from your vehicle. Technology
Recyclers guarantees data destruction from all devices donated. "To
keep items out of landfills, we properly, ethically, morally and safely
recycle your items. We do shred all hard drives, which exceeds the
Department of Defense's standards," notes Dale Needleman of Technology
Items that qualify for recycling
include computers, cell phones, fax machines, VCRs, DVDs, stereos,
radios, satellite TV equipment, speakers, cables, microwave ovens, small
appliances, office copiers, etc. Tube TVs and CRT monitors will have a $10 each charge to recycle.
Items NOT accepted at the recycling event include paint, toxic chemicals, furniture, wood, tires and clothing.
more information, contact Dale Needleman at 317-697-0536 or
Dale@tech-recyclers.com; or Lorie Adams at 317-733-6100 or