June 1, 2011

From: Phil Hunter, Hannah Avenue Project Supervisor....

To All:

See the [above] attached information update.

The tentative schedule is to remove the south half of the Hanna and Shelby intersection for asphalt replacement beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011.

May 29, 2011

University Heights Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
In attendance: 31 neighbors and additional guests from the university and contracted firms (see under #3 below, also Nancy Collins from UIndy Community Relations).
1. Minutes from the March meeting were reviewed and approved.
2. Election
Ruth Soper noted the election announcement in the newsletter. Matt Jones, candidate for co-coordinator, introduced himself. Jim Pennell gave a testimonial in support. Moved and seconded to elect Matt. Unanimous in favor.

From UHNA Secretary, Jim Pennell...
Hi Neighbors!
Please find attached the minutes from the May 17th meeting where the university presented its rezoning plans to the neighborhood. The minutes are rather long, but I wanted to make sure we captured as much of the question-answer discussion as possible for those who weren't there, as well as for some of us whose memories may not be what they once were.
Since we took so much time with this issue at our meeting and also had an election, I wasn't able to thank everyone who participated in the UHNA-Keep Indianapolis Beautiful tree planting.

May 11, 2011

From your UHNA Co-coordinators, Ruth Soper and Angela Lord:
Hi neighbors,
You have probably noticed the orange public hearing signs around the neighborhood. University Heights Neighborhood Association (UHNA) is in discussions with UIndy about proposed zoning changes in our neighborhood. Please plan to attend our upcoming UHNA meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 7 PM at the Stierwalt Alumni House (corner of Otterbein and Windermire) to get more information about these changes. A presentation will be given by UIndy representatives. They will also be able to answer questions and address concerns.
Review/Approve minutes of March 15 mtg. 5 min
Elect new Co-coordinator for UHNA 10 min
UIndy presentation about rezoning 30 min
Neighborhood discussion 20-30 min

Ruth Soper and Angela Lord

April 28, 2011

From UHNA Secretary Jim Pennell....
Hi Neighbors,
Our second Keep Indianapolis Beautiful/University Heights Neighborhood
Association tree planting is planned for Saturday, May 14th, from
8:45AM until about Noon. We really need volunteers to help, since we
are going to plant 41 trees this time -- 10 more than we planted last year!
Please contact Jim Pennell by telephone at 782-2543, or by email at
jpennell@uindy.edu, to volunteer.

April 18, 2011
Dear Neighbor,
You will soon see some orange Public Hearing signs going up in the neighborhood alerting you to potential changes in zoning. I wanted to tell you about the plans before the signs went up so we could talk about them if you had questions or concerns. We have put together a plan that we hope will ease the on-street parking pressure and improve the flow of traffic and safety in the neighborhood. I have included a drawing to make it a little easier to know what might happen.
As you know, our enrollment has grown over the years, so we need more residence hall space.

April 17, 2011

University Heights neighbors, There have been many discussions about what to do with the vacant lot where the Cummins Apts. once stood (corner of Mathews and Edwards). The attached drawing is a culmination of ideas that will help beautify the area and increase green space that will be usable for residents and students. The layout is the work of Jeff Mader, landscape architect who owns Mader Design. This final drawing includes input from neighborhood residents at our November 2010 meeting, as well as UIndy faculty and staff. The next step is to identify ways to fund the elements incorporated into the design. We will send more information as it becomes available but wanted you to be aware of the improvements that are planned.
Take care, Nancy

Nancy Collins
University of Indianapolis
Office for Community Relations
Stierwalt Lower Level
(317) 788-3297

April 8, 2011

From Gary Loveless, Mayor's Neighborhood Liason...

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Intake Program has moved to the Southwest District. Please read the attached flyer and check out what they have to offer. An Open House will be Monday, April 11, from 11 am - 1 pm. Come and visit Southwest District next Monday and talk to members of the prosecutor’s office. Just another way to assist our community. Thank you.

Lori L. Demaree

Sergeant Community Relations

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Department of Public Safety

551 N. King Avenue, Room 236

Indianapolis, IN 46222

Office (317) 327-6436

Fax (317) 327-6490


Police - Fire - Homeland Security - Animal Care and Control

March 14, 2011

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 7:00 P.M.
UIndy Stierwalt Alumni House; the corner of Otterbein & Windermire

1. Review/approve minutes of January mtg. 5 min
2. UIndy student project - Ashley Roy 10-15 min
3. Mayor's Liaison update - Gary Loveless 10 min
4. Nominations for May Election of Co-Coord. and Secy. 10 min
5. KIB tree planting update, May 14, 2011 5 min
6. KIB Great Indy Clean-up, April 5 min
7. Neighborhood questions or concerns 5 min
1. Garden plots available at University Heights UM Church. Contact Ken or Georgia Hottell at 317-787-1286.

2. Student misconduct in the neighborhood. Contact the IMPD non-emergency number at 317-327-3811 and Kory Vitangeli, UIndy Dean of Students, at 317-788-3495 or kvitangeli@uindy.edu .

3. Meetings for 2011, 7-8 pm: May 17, July 19, September 20, November 15

March 12, 2011

University Heights Neighbors,
Hopefully, Spring has sprung, and it's time to start thinking about planting flowers and/or vegetables.
The University Heights United Methodist Church is about to break ground on the Community Gardens project on the lot west of the church and east of Bowman (on the alley). They want to create 6 large plots (4'x16') and 2 small plots (4'x8') and would like area residents to become involved to help promote gardening and personal interaction with your neighbors. Rain barrels for watering will be attached to downspouts on the shed located on the lot, so all you need to provide is labor and a few tools.
They are charging a small fee -- just $15 for big plots and $10 for small.Those interested in having a garden or helping should call Ken Hottell at the church at 787-5347 to sign up. You will be asked to sign a rule sheet that states you will plant by a certain time, weed the garden, keep it attractive, and clean up in the fall. Planting dates are May 1 to Oct 31. Since it is raised, it will be easy to reach and take care of. First come, first served.
I've got my name in for one - how about you! :-)

March 10, 2011

From Gary Loveless, Mayor's Neighborhood Liaison:


INDIANAPOLIS – Today, 19 Department of Public Works (DPW) crews are concentrating on the large potholes that could potentially cause property damage. Once the rain subsides and the streets are dry, DPW will continue to repair potholes on the main thoroughfares and the private contractors will continue to fill the potholes in the residential areas.

The crews are using hot asphalt—this results in a more permanent solution to the pothole repair process. Regional paving contractor Rieth-Riley opened its two asphalt plants on Monday, earlier than usual at the City’s request to have access to the hot asphalt. It’s been a diligent effort with DPW crews completing almost 800 pothole service requests on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The number of potholes represented by each service request can vary from one to a dozen.

Residents and commuters are encouraged to let the City know when they spot a pothole. To report a pothole, please visit

www.indy.gov/pothole. Potholes can also be reported by calling the Mayor’s Action Center at 327-4MAC.

Hello, neighbors!
Spring is just around the corner! There are several neighborhood events being discussed as the winter weather fades away, so try to make it to the next meeting on Tuesday, March 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the UIndy Alumni House (corner of Otterbein and Windermire) to learn more. An agenda will be sent out the end of this week.
Have a great day!

March 6, 2011

JANUARY 18, 2011
In attendance: 22
1. Ken Hottell - University Heights UMC’s Community Garden:
Ken and Georgia Hottell and Mike Hilgert are doing a community garden at the church on the lot west of the church and east of Bowman (on the alley). They want to create 8 garden plots and need help from the community. There will be 6 large raised beds and 2 small in concrete block with compost and topsoil. Rain barrels for watering will be attached to downspouts on the shed located on the lot. You will need labor and some simple tools to garden. Ken and Georgia are master gardeners and will help.

February 25, 2011


For Immediate Release

February 25, 2011

From the Office of:

Jeff Cardwell, Councillor – District 23

Chairman, Economic Development

City of Indianapolis | Marion County


Office: 317.781.4769

WHO: Councillor Jeff Cardwell, District 23

Councillor Susie Day, District 20

Councillor Jack Sandlin, District 24

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting

WHERE: Perry Township Government Center

4925 S. Shelby Street

Indianapolis, Indiana

WHEN: Saturday, April 9th, 2011 at 1 p.m.

February 10, 2011

Mark your calendars!!
Meetings for 2011 will take place on the 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the UIndy Stierwalt Alumni House on the southeast corner of Otterbein and Windermire.
January 18th
March 15th
May 17th
July 19th
September 20th
November 15th
Hope to see you there!