Town of Zionsville E-Newsletter
September / 2019
Mayor Tim Haak's Monthly Update   
You may have read about Zionsville-based Watch Us Farm in recent issues of the Times Sentinel or Zionsville Monthly. Watch Us Farm provides adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities the opportunity to live, learn and work on a community-integrated farm. The organization provides a safe and nurturing environment while helping members develop job skills.

Last fall, Watch Us Farm Executive Director and Co-Founder Janice Agarwal and Founder David Agarwal approached us with an idea: as Watch Us Farm team members continue to expand their knowledge and skills on the farm, hire these individuals as Town volunteers and assist them in finding projects aimed at beautifying Zionsville.

We were on board.

Most recently, Watch Us Farm team members worked with the Zionsville Street & Stormwater Department to re-paint no parking curbs around downtown Zionsville. A team of three alternated between the jobs of painting, sweeping the area and making sure paint did not spill onto the street or sidewalk. Prior to painting the curbs, team members put fresh coats of green paint on the guardrails on the Mulberry Street overpass over the Big-4 Rail Trail. They have also worked with the Parks Department to learn the process of collecting sticks and removing silt that appears after large storms.
If you see these individuals around town, please give them a high five and say thank you!
Thanks for your time, 
Tim Haak 
Zionsville Mayor
In This Issue
Zionsville Lions Fall Festival

The Zionsville Lions Fall Festival takes place Sept. 6 - 8 in Lions Park. The weekend includes a carnival, pet pavilion, bounce houses, live music and more. Make sure to visit the Public Safety Zone with demonstrations and hands-on activities from Zionsville Police Department. On Saturday, attend the annual parade which begins at Zionsville Community High School and travels down Main Street. On Sunday, attend the 17th Annual American Dream Car Show featuring classic automobiles.
State of the Schools Address

On Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 8 - 9:30 a.m., join the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce for the annual State of the Schools Address. Dr. Robison, ZCS Superintendent, will discuss highlights from the past year and his outlook on the future of ZCS. Advanced registration is required.

The Boone County Economic Development Corporation is hosting a job fair on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 4 - 7 p.m. at Zionsville Town Hall. The job fair is free and open to all job seekers. Come prepared with resumes and dress professionally. Registration is not required.
Zionsville Town Council Meeting Minutes

The next Zionsville Town Council meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 3 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.
ZFD Improves ISO Rating

Zionsville Fire Chief James VanGorder and Mayor Tim Haak announced that the Zionsville Fire Department has improved its Public Protection Classification (PPC) from the Insurance Service Office (ISO). ISO is an independent company that serves insurance companies, communities, fire departments, insurance regulators and others by providing information about risk.
ZFD received an ISO Class 2/2Y rating in its most recent evaluation completed this past December. The Department's previous PPC rating was a 4/4X. The improvement places ZFD in the top 2% of fire departments in Indiana and the top 5% of fire departments evaluated by ISO nationwide.

Holders of insurance policies for properties within the Department's service area can contact insurance providers to determine how the new classification may impact their premiums.
New Picnic Tables at Zion Nature Center

Thanks to the help from a local Eagle Scout troop, five new picnic tables made of recycled lumber are now at Zion Nature Center (ZNC).
Xavier Stiles from Troop 358 coordinated this effort as part of his Eagle Scout project. In addition to the five tables for ZNC, the troop completed three additional tables for the Parks Department to place at other parks.

The tables should last 25+ years, far exceeding traditional lumber or pre-built recycled picnic tables.
ZFD Unveils New Mechanical CPR Devices

The Zionsville Fire Department has unveiled four newly acquired state-of the-art CPR devices. These devices enable firefighters to mechanically perform CPR on patients.

The device is designed to provide consistent, high-quality mechanical chest compressions that meet the American Heart Association standards for rate, depth and speed during CPR. The device allows first-responders to keep CPR going while a patient is being moved.

A device will be placed on each of ZFD's three frontline ambulances. The fourth device will be placed on the reserve ambulance.
Hurry! Spots Filling Up for ZPD's Citizen's Academy

Spots are filling quickly for the Zionsville Police Department's Citizen's Academy. During Citizen's Academy, students learn about crime scene investigations, police recruiting and training, crime prevention and awareness, use of force/defensive tactics, firearm/active shooters and more.  
Citizen's Academy meets every Tuesday night from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for eight weeks beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The academy is free and open to Zionsville residents who are 18 and older.

Fall Brush and Limb Collection

The Street & Stormwater Department will provide curbside Brush & Limb Collection during the week of Monday, Sept. 30 and during the week of Monday, Oct. 7 (depending on your neighborhood, you will be designated one of those weeks). This service provides residents in the Urban Service District a means to dispose of certain pruning and yard debris.

All items must be placed curbside by 7:30 a.m. on the Monday of your designated week.