October 31st, 2019
Three Rs and a VOTE!
If you were hanging out at home on Saturday … reveling in the Hoosier’s win or bemoaning the Boilers, you might have seen someone familiar on the NBC Nightly News . Right there was Carmel Clay Schools featured for soliciting the assistance of teachers to drive school buses … solving a problem that’s plaguing school systems throughout the country. Meanwhile, one of the teachers featured was Forest Dale Elementary School’s wellness teacher Mike Bostic. Look familiar? Bostic has gained a bit of fame for his alter ego “Cloney Dungy.” No truth to the rumor he’s been asked to join the “Sunday Night Football” lineup.
Safety First with this Referendum.  The upcoming election (next Tuesday!) features a referendum to fund a school resource officer in every Carmel school, in addition to mental health professionals and programs to ensure every student in our schools has access to help in their school. As a chamber of commerce, OneZone supports the school referendum. Why is that a business issue? Because high-performing schools remain one of the biggest reasons businesses choose to locate here and stay here. Great public schools matter. We strongly encourage you to vote yes on November 5 th . ( Click here to read OneZone CEO Mo Merhoff’s thoughts on the referendum.) Meanwhile, if you have questions as to why we’re using referenda to generate school funding, check out our discussion with Mike Reuter last month
Teeing Up the Next Session . We checked in with Rep. John Ruckelshaus recently to get his take on the next session of the Indiana General Assembly. He sits down with OneZone CEO Mo Merhoff for our latest installment of One-On-OneZone.  Click here to watch .
Around the County. We all love a furry face … and we’re not talking about that guy in line behind you at Starbucks ordering a venti double espresso. The Hamilton County Humane Society has raised 80% of its $12 million capital campaign goal … which means they’ll be breaking ground next March on their new 40,000-square-foot facility in Fishers. That’s about four-times the size of their current digs in Noblesville. Meanwhile, the Hamilton County Commissioners approved publishing a Request for Proposal for a 430-stall parking garage in downtown Noblesville (east of 8th street on both sides of Clinton). The current “county lot” across from the Judicial Center will give way to 200 riverfront apartments and retail shopping … and the sale of that lot will fund the garage.
Plus One : VOTE! You heard us … Early voting continues at satellite spots at the Carmel Library, Fishers City Hall, and Westfield City Hall Hours vary, check here for details  And if you don’t get it done early, for heaven’s sake, get it done Tuesday, November 5!