Town of Zionsville E-Newsletter
May / 2019
An exciting new downtown public art initiative is coming soon... hear the announcement at Mayor's Night In on Thursday, May 9!
Mayor Tim Haak's Monthly Update   
In case you missed it, below is a statement I made regarding the homicide investigation.

It has been an extremely difficult week for Zionsville with the homicide investigation that began on April 28.

I want to thank the Zionsville Police Department, Boone County Homicide Task Force, Boone County prosecutor's office and our public safety partners for their hard work. Safety has always been, and will always be, a priority for the town.

When neighbors come together and have a comfortable relationship with police officers, there is a better chance of fighting crime. Chief Knox and the entire department make it a priority to engage with the community through various monthly events and speaking engagements with residents, HOAs, organizations and businesses. 

Our officers have always regularly patrolled our parks and trails, but you may see increased patrols on the Big-4 Rail Trail. Feel free to show the officers your support if you see them on your daily walks.

We hope you continue to use the trail, one of our most valued assets, but follow the advice of Chief Knox and carry a cell phone, use the "buddy system," know the parks and trails hours (sunrise to sunset) and always report something that doesn't seem right. In the future, as part of our process for expanding the Big-4 Rail Trail both north and south, we plan to add wayfinding signs/mile markers along that trail with specific location identifiers so emergency personnel can easily find a person (similar to the trail signs in Starkey Park).
I know there are a lot of questions regarding this investigation. Out of respect to the integrity of the investigation, please know that the entire Zionsville Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division, along with multiple agencies, are on track with where they need to be in this investigation.

Thanks for your time, 
Tim Haak 
Zionsville Mayor
In This Issue
Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 7. There will be NO primary election in Zionsville and no voting will take place at Zionsville Town Hall. On May 7, voting will take place from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Boone County Courthouse (Lebanon), Boone County Senior Services (Lebanon), Whitestown Municipal Building (Whitestown) and Freedom Church (Lebanon). 
Bike to Market Day

Join the Zionsville Farmers' Market and Mayor Haak for Bike to Market Day on Saturday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m. Meet at the Zionsville Town Hall outdoor public plaza (east side of the building) and bike to the Zionsville Farmers' Market. Win giveaways from eBoom Bike Shop and Town of Zionsville swag!
Employment Opportunities

The Town of Zionsville is hiring for positions in several departments: Zionsville Fire Department, Zionsville Parks & Recreation and Zionsville Wastewater Department.
Zionsville Town Council Meeting Minutes

View meeting minutes from the April 15 Town Council Meeting. The next Zionsville Town Council meeting is Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.
Zionsville Departments Monthly Reports

Read an executive summary and monthly reports from the Zionsville Administration Department; Communications Department; Fire Department; IT Department; Parks & Recreation Department; Planning & Economic Development Department; Police Department; Street & Stormwater Department; and Wastewater Department.
2019 Board/Commission/Committee Appointments
The Zionsville Town Council has approved and announced four new appointments to Town of Zionsville boards/commissions/committees and Mayor Haak has announced three new appointments. These individuals give their time and expertise for the benefit of the community.

All appointments are for one-year terms with the exception of the Park Board (four-year term for Town Council appointments; one-year term for Mayoral appointments), the Park and Road Impact Fee Review Board (five-year term), the Plan Commission (four-year term) and the Board of Zoning Appeals (four-year term).

First Art Sculpture at Town Hall

The first piece of public art has been installed at Zionsville Town Hall.
"Visual Melody," designed, created and installed by Indiana artist Susan Tennant, can be viewed by all Town Hall guests in the building's front entrance lobby.
When the new Zionsville Town Hall opened in fall of 2017, one of Mayor Haak's goals was to add artwork to the various walls. A Town Hall Art Task Force made up of Zionsville artists and business owners selected Tennant's proposal for the Town Hall lobby after a month-long process in which Indiana artists were invited to submit proposals for their vision for the space.
New ZFD Public Education Vehicle

Look for a new vehicle around town! The Zionsville Fire Department has unveiled its newest tool for sharing fire safety messages. Vincent Randolph, ZFD's public educator, said the exterior of the vehicle is designed to display safety tips that convey messages centered around "Prevent, Prepare, Practice."

This year, the vehicle will be seen at the Autism Ability Fest, Boone County Home and Business Expo, St. Vincent Annual NICU Picnic, Zionsville Chamber of Commerce events, various local senior centers and more.
Mayor's Night In

Join Mayor Haak and Town officials for Mayor's Night In on
Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m. Following a brief presentation from Mayor Haak, there will be a Q&A session. All residents, neighborhood associations and businesses are invited to attend. Plus, there will be an exciting announcement about a public art initiative in the downtown area! 
This event will take place at Zionsville Town Hall in the St. Vincent Community Room (2nd floor).