Guests:Captain Steve Turner, IMPD; Lance Rector, IMPD; Pam Fox,
Executive Director of Facilities UIndy; Jeff Miller, City Councilman; Allie
Kast, Neighborhood Advocate; Scarlett Martin, Team Builder for Southside QOL
Program; Eric Strickland; Judy Gray, Garfield Park Librarian; six nursing
students from UIndy; Dr. Laura
Albright, UIndy; Sean Gorman, State Senate Candidate; Jack Sandlin, State
Senate Candidate; Justin Moed, Indiana State Representative; Jason Fletcher,
Candidate for Perry Township Board
Note – at night this number
goes to the 911 switchboard, but is answered after emergency calls
about call to IMPD about large numbers of students (a couple hundred in packs
of 40 to 50) wandering neighborhood, being loud after the first football game.
Call made after the group appeared threatening to property.A police vehicle responded, but did not
have lights on and the policeman did not leave vehicle or interact with the
Capt. Turner stated that
they cannot interact with groups, even apparently inebriated groups, unless
there is clear evidence of threat of harm to self or others.He recommended that we sit down with
c.Crime fighter of
the year awards presented to Debby Doan and Ruth Soper.
allowing use of the Stierwalt Alumni Building for UHNA meetings.
attended the welcoming ceremony for the Greyhound Village
Ruth Soper, Rich Weddle, Jerry Shephard, Rudy Osenbaugh, Lisa Green, Kristie
Rudicle, Larry Taylor and all the vendors for making the National Night Out a
d.Thanks to all who
donated school supplies to School #65/
e.Ruth Soper and
Shirley Beuoy for being at the Welcoming Circle on the first day of school at
f.Hunger, Inc. for
their nice letter of appreciation
for bringing new families to National Night Out.
attended the special parking meeting on August 25
for bringing supplies into the meeting.
j.Jim Pennell for introducing
the political presentations
IV.Minutes of the
July meeting were approved without additions or corrections
Rector IMPD – Introduced.No
questions forthcoming for him.
VI.Ruth Soper –
Update on Parking in neighborhood
procedures undertaken to date:
i.August 8 - Assessment of streets in neighborhood by
the fire department.Most streets
are 24 feet or less wide – too narrow for passage of emergency vehicles with
parking on both sides.
ii.Recommended no parking on side of street with fire
iii.Meeting with Director Miser of the Department of
iv.Petition to City government recommended for one side
of street only parking on streets specified by the fire department to codify
v.UHNA held an emergency meeting on August 25, 2016 to
determine neighborhood will.
vi.Proceeding with both the change based on the Fire Department
recommendations and pursuit of petition to codify the changes through city
government was approved without dissent at the August 25, 2016 meeting.
parking signs on Otterbein and Bowman will be replaced
Executive Director of Facilities at UIndy
i.UIndy has created 100 more parking spaces on a gravel
lot at the intersection of State and Hanna
ii.UIndy has obtained approval from the City of
Indianapolis to put stone on the right of way around State and Castle and will
stripe to create specific parking spaces to regulate parking on the street
regarding creation of 2 handicap parking spaces on the old drive by the
neighborhood park.Based on the
fact that this is private property, the University can create handicap parking
spaces there without any city approval.
a.Someone to drive
golf cart in the Homecoming Parade.
coordinate the Halloweenie Roast
VIII.Jeff Miller –
Report on current legislation
a.The transit plan
will be on the ballot in November.He recommends voting for it.
i.He supports the mayor’s plan
ii.The issue is how to piece together:
building and infrastructure
iii.There are 75 million in expiring bonds which need to
data centric way to assess neighborhoods, map it on line and to determine
ownership of land.Landlord
registry law is now being enforced.
d.Note that if land
is owned by out of state owner and is being rented, there must be a local
i.Question will be on the ballot in November.
ii.Indianapolis currently has the 83rd largest
bus fleet in the nation, the referendum will increase it to be the 65th
largest bus fleet.
iii.Tax to support this does not apply to people on fixed
income, only to earned income. No
tax on people who are below poverty level
iv.Information of this is available at
IX.Jeri Warner –
Update on Tailgate Party
will be 4pm to 6 pm.At 6 pm is
the football game
c.First 100 to
register will receive free tickets to the game
d.Need volunteer to
assist Jeri with the activity presented by UHNA
X.Scarlett Martin -
Final report being put
together for the November meeting
XI.Allie Kast –
a.Introduced 4 new
brochures available from the City:
i.Better Neighborhoods:Environmental Services
ii.Department of Business and Neighborhood Services
iii.Indianapolis Animal Care Services
iv.Better Neighborhoods:Inoperable and Abandoned Vehicles
questions from group.None were
XII.Jim Pennell –
Community Park Cleanup
September 24 - 9 am to ll:30 am. Coffee will be provided for those who show up
at 8:30 am
to bring tools – rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows
c.Jim is working on
development of a reservation system for use of the park.
Students – Requested volunteers to help improve the playground at School # 65
on October 15 and 16.
XIV.Great Places 2020
– Jeri Warner, Eric Strickland, Scarlett Martin
Neighborhood is in the running for the designation of “Great Places 2020”
b.While this would
not directly impact UHNA, it will have a peripheral benefit for UHNA if
Garfield Park earns this designation.
c.To assist with
promotion of this designation for an adjacent neighborhood, UHNA needs to vote
to sign on to recommendation.
d.It was moved,
seconded and passed without dissent that UHNA sign as a partnering organization
XV.Judy Gray –
Garfield Park LibraryIntroduced
new Children’s Librarian - Jeanine Fox
Albright of UIndy – “UIndy Votes” - The week of October 3 students will be
going through the neighborhood to canvas neighbors about voter registration.
b.Sean Gorman –
Candidate for State Senate in District 36
c.Jack Sandlin –
Candidate for State Senate in District 36
d.Justin Moed –
Candidate for re-election to House of Representatives in District 97
e.Jason Fletcher –
Candidate for Perry Township Advisory Board
It's almost time for our 8th annual Halloweenie Roast on Saturday, October 29th from 1-3pm at the community park. A flyer is attached! Volunteers are needed! We need someone to loan us their grill and be grill master. We could also use one more game. Please contact Greta Pennell at email@example.com to volunteer!
Spread the word! Then join your UHNA friends and neighbors!
Today's Super Super Saturday of Service with the @UIndy First Year Students and University Heights Neighborhood Association. Roughly 80 students and a dozen neighbors rolled up their sleeves and worked hard for a several hours cleaning up the park, clearing out various storm drains, and trimming shrubs along the towpath to the elementary school. Thanks for helping us keep our park and neighborhood beautiful!!
Mayor's neighborhood advocate, Allie Kast, talking a broad topics list and handing out info to "her favorite neighborhood". Information on these topics can be found at: Better Neighborhood Services: www.indy.gov/BNS Indy Animal Care Services: www.indy.gov/ACS