Town of Zionsville E-Newsletter
August / 2019

Mayor Tim Haak's Monthly Update   
 
As summer winds down, I have been enjoying taking a look around town and noticing all the hard work of our various departments in making Zionsville a great place to live, work and play.

All along Main Street the flowers are looking great. The Street Department added new double flower baskets to the light poles. At the suggestion of a resident and merchant, the department also added three flags to the poles: the Zionsville flag, the Indiana flag and the US flag. Large flower pots line the brick street and also adorn the recently completed South Main Street Bridge.
 
 
Our Wastewater Department has been just as busy. The Sewer Rehabilitation Project in the Village between Sixth and Fifth Streets and Cedar and Poplar Streets is complete. The sewer and both manholes have been completely replaced and new lateral connections to the main have been added. Cleanouts were added on each end of the mains on Fifth and Sixth to take care of future maintenance. This project marked the completion of the 2018 Sewer Rehab Project.  
 
At present, work continues and is almost complete on the Sewer Rehabilitation Project on Academy Drive. Both lines were televised and found to have significant issues and were placed on the 10 Year Sewer Rehabilitation Program report for 2013 to 2022. There are still sections of the sewer main within the Village to rehab and the Department will continue with these in the years to come.  
 
Enjoy these last few days of summer break and to those with children in ZCS, have a great school year! 
 
Thanks for your time, 
 
Tim Haak 
Zionsville Mayor
In This Issue
Coffee With A Cop

Join Zionsville Police Department for Coffee With A Cop on Tuesday, August 13 from 9 - 11 a.m. at McDonald's (50 Brendon Way) and talk one-on-one with our local officers. Ask questions, voice concerns and get to know our officers.

Boone County Solid Waste Management District is hosting the semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection on Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Zionsville Municipal Services Building (1075 Parkway Drive). Must be a Boone County resident to participate. All accepted items are posted on the website.
Indiana Water Summit

Registration is open of the second annual Indiana Water Summit.
Aug. 14: An evening event for the public to learn more about the water issues that impact our lives.
Aug. 15: An all-day, in-depth action forum for water professionals, industry and agricultural leaders, and policy makers.
Zionsville Town Council Meeting Minutes

The Monday, August 5 Zionsville Town Council meeting has been cancelled. The next Zionsville Town Council meeting is Monday, August 19 at 7:30 a.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.
Coming Soon: Two New Playgrounds!


The Zionsville Park Board has announced plans for two new playgrounds, both of which have been part of the Zionsville Parks and Recreation Five Year Master Plan since it was finalized last year.
 
The future Zionsville Parks Tot Lot at Lions Park, located at the northern edge of Lions Park, is owned and maintained by the Zionsville Parks Department and is currently undergoing a full redesign. This park is designed for children ages 2 - 5.
 
Future Tot Lot at Lions Park.
 
A new play area at Elm Street Green will be designed as an "adventure" space with elements such as climbing boulders and a climbing net. This play area will be designed for children ages 6 - 10, though there will be elements available for smaller children as well.
 
Future play area at Elm Street Green. 
   
Funding for both playgrounds was provided by the Town's elected officials for this year's budget cycle. Construction on both is planned to begin this year, however, implementation is dependent on bid responses and resultant overall costs. 
Zionsville's Walking Man Sculpture Unveiled

 
In collaboration with the Town of Zionsville, Zionsville-based artist Cynthia Young has unveiled the design of the 10-foot-tall Walking Man sculpture. The sculpture, located in the Zionsville Town Hall outdoor public plaza directly off the Big-4 Rail Trail, is the newest addition of public art in Zionsville.

In September of 2016, the Community Foundation of Boone County donated four Walking Man sculptures to the communities of Zionsville, Lebanon, Whitestown and Jamestown with the goal of tying the county together through art and honoring the Foundation's 25th anniversary.

ZPD's New Defibrillators


Thanks to a gift from the Zionsville Fire Department, Zionsville Police Department officers will be able to assist those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Newly hired ZPD officers will now have an additional five automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to use in each of their vehicles.
 
Revenue generated from the CPR classes offered by ZFD was used to purchase five new AEDs for ZPD. Now all ZPD vehicles will be equipped with AEDs.

Still Time to Sign Up: Help Us Clean Eagle Creek

 
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, August 10 for Creekfest - the annual Eagle Creek cleanup. This event includes two activities: a stream cleanup and a festival.
 
Register online for the stream cleanup, which will begin at 9 a.m. This year the focus is on the northern section of Eagle Creek from Turkeyfoot Nature Park to Holliday Road. 
 
Following the cleanup, volunteers and the public are invited to participate in the festival, which runs from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Elm Street Green. Booths and activities include a creekstomp with the Zion Nature Center, DNR backyard bass casting station, kayak demonstrations, live music and more.