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Reminder: ZVRA Meeting October 29 @ 7:30PM - Presentation by Zionsville Historic Preservation Committee

posted Oct 21, 2019, 11:11 AM by phillip martini

Upcoming VRA Events:
Tuesday, October 29:  Presentation by the Zionsville Historic Preservation Committee regarding the goal of creating a Village Conservation District which will focus on tear downs and new construction, as well as find ways to reconnect with our unique Historic Heritage.  If you are concerned about large houses being built on small lots and maintaining the charm of the Village this is a meeting you will want to attend.  If you live in the Village you are a stake holder in this effort and this is your chance to learn about what a Conservation District is and the plan for gaining approval for its acceptance.  This meeting is at 7:30pm at SullivanMunce Cultural Center

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, October 22:  Zionsville Architectural Review Committee meeting at 7:30am at Town Hall (RL Turner Conference Room - 205).  No agenda posted but there is a public notice of the meeting, noting that a quorum of the Town Council may be in attendance:  https://www.zionsville-in.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_10222019-1025
Tuesday, October 22:  Zionsville Chamber of Commerce Mayoral & Town Council Candidate Town Hall from 6:30-8:30pm at Town Hall (St. Vincent Community Room - 207).  The event will be moderated by IBJ's Samm Quinn.  Doors open at 6:00pm.  Questions can be submitted via the Slido app or website.  The event code is Zville2019.  You can also "like" a question to move it up the question list.  The more "likes" a question has, the better the chance that it will be presented to the candidates.  More info at https://twitter.com/zvillechamber?lang=en  and  https://zionsvilleincoc.wliinc32.com/events/CandidateTown%20Hall%20Forum-1086/details
Saturday, October 26:  Mike Super 2.Oh! at 7:30pm at STAR Bank Performing Arts Center at ZCHS.  All new show of magic and illusion.  America's Got Talent finalist and winner of NBC's Phenomenon, Mike Super takes magic to levels that literally touch the audience.  
Sunday, October 27:  Pumpkins & Hayrides from 2:00-5:00pm at Lions Park.  Enjoy pumpkin painting, hayrides, bounce houses, games, food, a kid's costume contest and more. 

Reminder: ZVRA Meeting October 29 @ 7:30PM - Presentation by Zionsville Historic Preservation Committee

posted Oct 15, 2019, 4:56 PM by phillip martini

Upcoming VRA Events:
Tuesday, October 29:  Presentation by the Zionsville Historic Preservation Committee regarding the goal of creating a Village Conservation District which will focus on tear downs and new construction, as well as find ways to reconnect with our unique Historic Heritage.  If you are concerned about large houses being built on small lots and maintaining the charm of the Village, this is a meeting you will want to attend.  We will also use part of this meeting as our annual meeting, if need be.  We do not have any Board members stepping down, but if you would like to run for office, please e-mail president@zvra.com and we will set up elections.  7:30pm at SullivanMunce Cultural Center.

VRA Volunteer Opportunities:
We are looking for volunteers for the following events!  Please e-mail president@zvra.com if you are interested.
  • Judges for the holiday house decorating contest
  • Volunteers to distribute flyers for the holiday house decorating contest

Upcoming Z'Ville Events:
Friday, October 18:  Zion Nature Center OPEN from 10:00am-5:00pm
Friday, October 18:  Creature Feature: Snakes from 1:00-3:00pm at Zion Nature Center.  Stop in for a chance to meet their corn snake and hognose snake up close.  Enjoy a snake themed craft and refreshments.
Saturday, October 19:  Zionsville Cars & Coffee from 7:30-10:30am at Lions Park Parking Lot.  Zionsville Lions Club will host Indianapolis Cars & Coffee.  They welcome all makes and models, regardless of age.  Kids are welcome!  Free admission and coffee is provided.
Saturday, October 19:  Calligraphy Jam with the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana from 10:00am-12:00pm at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.  Meet with calligraphers of all skill levels at the Zionsville library.  No formal instructions, bring your questions and any supplies you may have.  The focus this year is the Italic hand.  Recommended ages:  12 and up.  Free to attend.
Saturday, October 19:  Tails on the Trails Group Dog Walk at 10:00am at Heritage Trails Park (4050 South 875 East).
Saturday, October 19:  Nicholas Meyer book signing event from 12:00-2:00pm at Black Dog Books.  Nicholas Meyer (author and director) will be signing copies of his new Sherlock Holmes book, The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols.  After the success of his international bestseller The Seven Percent Solution, Meyer returns with a shocking discovery - an unknown case drawn from a recently unearthed Watson journal.  More info at https://zionsvilleincoc.wliinc32.com/events/BlackDog%20Books%20%20%20NICHOLAS%20MEYER%20BOOK%20SIGNING%20EVENT%20-1043/details
 
Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:

ZVRA Meeting October 29 @ 7:30PM - Presentation by Zionsville Historic Preservation Committee

posted Oct 6, 2019, 5:08 PM by phillip martini

Village/Zionsville/Villagers in the News:
Upcoming Events:
Monday, October 7:  Flava! Fresh Exhibit at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center.  Exhibit continues through October 26.
Monday, October 7:  ZCS School Board meeting at 6:00pm in the Educational Services Center Boardroom.  This meeting is the annual budget hearing.
Monday, October 7:  Zionsville Town Council meeting at 7:30pm at Town Hall. 
Tuesday, October 8:  Meet with Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks' District Office Staff from 1:00-4:00pm at Town Hall.  US Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks invites community members to meet with her District Office Staff on the second Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, October 8:  Zionsville Board of Zoning Appeals meeting at 6:30pm at Town Hall.  (Of note:  Variance request for side/aggregate yard setbacks and lot coverage for 240 N. Main St.) 
Wednesday, October 9:  Zionsville Parks and Recreation meeting at 7:00pm at Town Hall.
Saturday, October 12:  Tails on the Trails Group Dog Walk at 10:00am at Starkey Nature Park (667 Sugarbush Drive).
 
Upcoming VRA Events:
Tuesday, October 29:  Presentation by the Zionsville Historic Preservation Committee regarding the goal of creating a Village Conservation District which will focus on tear downs and new construction, as well as find ways to reconnect with our unique Historic Heritage.  If you are concerned about large houses being built on small lots and maintaining the charm of the Village, this is a meeting you will want to attend.  We will also use part of this meeting as our annual meeting, if need be.  We do not have any Board members stepping down, but if you would like to run for office, please e-mail president@zvra.com and we will set up elections.  7:30pm at SullivanMunce Cultural Center.

VRA Volunteer Opportunities:
We are looking for volunteers for the following events!  Please e-mail president@zvra.com if you are interested.
  • Coordinator(s) for the Progressive Dinner in early December.  Our current coordinator has been in the position for 8 years and would like to pass the position on to someone new (or perhaps a committee).  She would be happy to give guidance and/or train a new volunteer this year.
  • Judges for the holiday house decorating contest
  • Volunteers to distribute flyers for the holiday house decorating contest

ZVRA Meeting September 24 @ 7:30PM - Town Council candidate town hall

posted Sep 22, 2019, 1:43 PM by phillip martini

The VRA Town Council candidate town hall is on this Tuesday, September 24 at 7:30pm at SullivanMunce. 

This will be another great opportunity to learn more about the candidates we will be voting for in November.  All of the District 4, District 5 and At Large candidates were invited.  The District 4 candidates are Joe Culp and Andrea Simmons.  The At Large candidates are Bret Brewer, Brad Burk, Alex Choi, Michael Kaminski, and Kristine Towns.  Josh Garrett, who represents District 5, had planned to attend but recently found out he has to travel that day.

If you would like to submit questions for the candidates before the meeting, please send them to me at president@zvra.com.  You may also submit questions at the meeting by writing them on an index card to be given to the moderator.  

We will also be collecting dues at the meeting, if you haven't paid yet for the year.  It is $20 for a family and $15 for an individual.

See you on Tuesday!

ZVRA Annual Picnic September 21 @ 6PM

posted Sep 8, 2019, 6:46 AM by phillip martini

The annual picnic will be on September 21, 6:00PM at the residential section of Main Street.

Please consider bringing a dish or a dessert to share.  Hot dogs, Burgers, and vegetarian options will be provided. 

Invitations were also extended to the Zionsville Fire Department, Zionsville Police Department, the two mayoral candidates (Tim Haak & Emily Styron), and the District 4, District 5, and At Large Town Council candidates this year.  This will be a great opportunity to thank the ZPD and ZFD for serving our community, as well as a chance to meet the candidates that will be our future elected officials. 

I also want to highlight that we are looking for volunteers to help set up at the beginning and clean up at the end.  Please e-mail: president@zvra.com if you are interested.

VRA Meeting August 21st @ 7:30: School Referendum & Mayoral Candidates Presentation

posted Jul 30, 2019, 4:44 PM by phillip martini

The next scheduled VRA Meeting will be August 21st @ 7:30. The meeting will be at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center 225 W Hawthorne St

The agenda will consist of three presentations:

1) Dr. Scott Robinson (ZCS Superintendent) to discuss the school referendum 2) Tim Haak (Zionsville Mayor) to discuss his seeking of a second mayoral term 3) Emily Styron to discuss her candidacy for mayor

July 23rd VRA Meeting

posted Jul 1, 2019, 5:42 PM by phillip martini   [ updated Jul 21, 2019, 3:15 PM ]

The next VRA meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:30 at the SullivanMunce. 

The meeting will be to discuss a potential VBD proposal regarding the 200 West Sycamore property as well as the ZVRA events coming up later this year!

Attached are four documents discussing the following:
1) Sycamore Flats VBD Study
2) Sycamore Flats VBD Schema
3) (exerpt) Zionsville Urban VBD 
4) ZVRA property guidelines & Recommendations 

Sycamore Flats Development

posted Feb 21, 2019, 3:11 PM by VRA Webmaster   [ updated Apr 26, 2019, 9:16 AM by phillip martini ]

The Zionsville Residents Association Opposes This Development 

The attached document pertains to the most recent attempt to develop the land at 200 W Sycamore.

We will continue to update the website with the latest information as we find out more.

For those who wish to get more involved please contact the Zionsville Neighborhood Action Group (ZNAG) @ znag.action@gmail.com.

Fifth Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

posted Nov 12, 2018, 2:57 PM by VRA Webmaster   [ updated Nov 12, 2018, 3:01 PM ]

Zionsville Village Residents' Association
 - Fifth Annual -
Holiday Decoration Contest

 - The approaching holiday season means it's time for this year's holiday decorating contest! -

Note: This year we'll be judging the entire business or house/property, not just the door.

All Zionsville businesses and private residences may apply.

Entries must be received no later than November 27th and will be judged on November 29th.

Winners will be announced on December 1st.

For more details, please see the application forms attached below.

Good luck!

Garlic Mustard: Pull for Parks Blitz: Sat-Sun, April 21-2

posted Mar 30, 2018, 9:39 AM by VRA Webmaster

April is Pull for Parks Month!

Zionsville Parks is searching for groups and individuals interested in helping with our annual Pull for Parks this April. Zionsville area scouts, church groups, civic organizations and classes are encouraged to help Zionsville Parks remove invasive garlic mustard from target areas.

Last year, volunteers removed 219 trash bags of garlic mustard from our forests. Let’s beat that number, and help our parks.

Saturday, April 21 & Sunday, April 22

Pull for Parks Blitz

Individuals and groups, sign up for this year's Pull for Parks Blitz, happening Earth Day Weekend. Garlic Mustard pulls will occur at different times throughout the Zionsville Parks during the two day event. You can sign up at www.zionnaturecenter.org.

Join us and pull at one park, or several parks. A list of parks and times will be sent to registered participants in April.

If interested in scheduling a group Pull for Parks workday for another weekend or during the week contact Mindy Murdock at the Zion Nature Center naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov or 317-873-8950.

Mindy Murdock, MS, CHI, CIG, CEE
Park Naturalist – Nature Center Manager
Zion Nature Center
690 Beech Street
Zionsville, IN 46077
317-873-8950
www.zionnaturecenter.org

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