Town of Zionsville E-Newsletter
December / 2019
Mayor Tim Haak's Monthly Update   
This is the last e-newsletter of 2019 and will also be my final e-newsletter as your mayor. It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as the first elected Mayor of Zionsville and I'm truly thankful for the opportunity.

Growing up as a kid in Zionsville I never imagined that I would one day become mayor. Beginning with my first eight years on the Town Council and then the last four years as mayor we have seen a lot of change in town. The activity along Main Street is as vibrant as it ever has been, we've invested millions of dollars in our infrastructure, we've doubled the number of park acres and we survived the recession and achieved of a diversified tax base three years ahead of schedule. 

A lot of hard work went into making Zionsville what it is today and I'm thankful for the help from the Town Council, the Town's various boards and commissions and the 180 employees who make us all proud to call Zionsville home.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and happy new year.


Thanks for your time, 
Tim Haak 
Zionsville Mayor
In This Issue

Zionsville Road will open to through traffic on December 23 at 3:30 p.m. Thank you for your patience throughout  this challenging yet important project for the Town of Zionsville.  Final construction activities will take place in the spring of 2020, however, there are no further expected full closures during that time and all construction will be performed under traffic control.
2020 Trash and Recycling Schedule

The 2020 Zionsville recycle and trash schedule from Ray's Trash has been posted to the Town's website. Please note the schedule adjustment during the first week of January (one day delay).
View Schedule

Zionsville Town Council Meeting Minutes

The next Zionsville Town Council meeting is Monday, Jan. 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.
New Traffic Control Box Art
The Town of Zionsville and Zionsville Cultural District (ZCD) have kicked off Zionsville's next public art project: painting traffic control boxes. The painting of Zionsville's first traffic control box, located at 106th and Zionsville Road, is complete.

Local artist Cynthia Young has been selected to paint this traffic box. Young has chosen a dahlia theme to tie into the town's historic connection to the flower and the box's close proximity to Dahlia Drive.
Group1001 Expands to Zionsville

As part of its ongoing growth and expansion plan, Group1001, the Indiana-based insurance holding company, has announced that it purchased the former LIDS building.

Group1001 will continue to maintain its presence at its headquarters on Pennsylvania Parkway in Indianapolis, IN, and the new building will allow for future space for the growing company.
We are excited to welcome Group1001 to Zionsville! 

Zionsville Architecture Review Committee Awards Grant

Thanks in part to a fa├žade improvement grant from the Zionsville Architecture Review Committee (ZARC), the Zionsville Lions Club recently completed Phase I of the Lions Clubhouse renovation project. The ZARC awarded Zionsville Lions Club $37,979 in grant money to update the exterior of the clubhouse, which is located at 115 S. Elm Street.

Updates include architectural stylings, color palette of the building and entry elements.
Zionsville Parks & Recreation Snow Policy

Zionsville Parks & Recreation does not clear trails of snow until there is three inches of accumulation. They do not work overtime hours except to clear Level 1 priorities, identified by town ordinances and visitor usage including: park sidewalks along town roadways (Elm Street Green, Lincoln Park, Mulberry Fields), Zion Nature Center area, Big-4 Rail Trail and Mulberry Fields.

The Parks Department does not salt trails because of its effects on the environment and the fiscal impact that it would have.