As discussed in detail at April's SRA Annual Meeting, the DPW is trying to address some of the drainage problems that continue to plague several areas along Sargent Road. It seems that Director Dan Parker took our requests for help to heart, and in addition to the work already underway at 75th and Sargent, they took some time to make drainage improvements just North of Lantern Road recently.
The Indy Public Safety Foundation is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 11th class of the Public Safety Citizens Academy (PSCA)! The PSCA is a free, 12-week course designed to provide a behind the scenes look at the work our city’s first responders do each day to keep Indianapolis safe.
This week kicks off a body worn camera pilot for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) that will see all officers and supervisors on North, East, and Southeast District middle shifts equipped with body worn cameras for 45 days.
The Indiana Historical Society has launched its Indianapolis History Collecting Initiative, supported by a $100,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment. The initiative is part of the IHS's Indianapolis Bicentennial Project which hopes to identify resources about the people, places and events that have shaped the city over the past 200 years.
Beginning in June 2020, Indianapolis will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of our city. As part of this milestone celebration, the Indianapolis Bicentennial Commission is seeking art and design submissions from Indianapolis – Marion County residents of all ages.
The city has submitted plans to the state to convert the railroad tracks that run parallel to Allisonville Road and Binford Boulevard, the Nickel Plate line, into an 8.6 mile greenway that would connect Fishers and Noblesville to Downtown Indianapolis.
As part of an effort to gather the many voices that have a stake in Castleton’s revitalization, the City held a series of input sessions for the public on June 18th and 20th. The sessions included a brief presentation about the project and its early findings, as well as informal workshop-style stations where people were encouraged to share ideas about the many different topics associated with the project.
On April 22nd, we had a fantastic Annual Meeting held at the Mud Creek Barn. Guests included our City-County Councilor Mike McQuillen, our Mayor's Neighborhood Advocate Mo McReynolds, DPW Director Dan Parker, and Mud Creek Conservancy's Ben Miller. Each of these folks had so much info to share that we ran overtime. We encourage you to join us for future meetings, as they really do provide helpful neighborhood information and the chance to ask our City employees and representatives questions. We cannot thank everyone enough for participating!
The Sargent Road Association Board is looking for individuals who would like to participate in the important issues affecting our Neighborhoods. Please explore our Groups of Service to learn how a few hours of your time each month, can make an important and lasting impact on our neighborhood.