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Clermont Town Board Member Nancy Baxter is painting the curbs in Clermont to help “Spruce up the Town” and make the curbs look better.  She and some others have been working on this project for a while now.

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 Before the curbs can be painted the old paint needed to be scraped off as best it could.

 Councillor McHenry is helping to scrape and paint an area.

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When an area is done it looks like this.  Nancy Baxter is really working hard on this project and what a huge difference it will make in the appearance along Crawfordsville Road in Clermont when finished.

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The program for the June Meeting of 40 West was about Indy Gateway, presented by Lisa Bentley, Executive Director.  After the meeting officers of 40 West (Carl Finchum, Sharon Hollis, & Janice McHenry) along with Lisa Bentley posed for a picture.

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Councillor McHenry feels very fortunate to have terrific residents of District 6 that come out on a regular basis to volunteer for their community.  She would like to share with you some of the pictures and information about some of this dedication and commitment that many folks have to make their area and District 6 a better place to live, work, and play.

The annual “Causeway and West 56th Street” Cleanup that is organized by City-County Councillor Janice McHenry and Eagle Creek Park’s Manager Brittany Davis took place on April 9th.  Even with the cold and some snow on the ground from the night before, there was a good turnout.  Volunteers are signing in, getting supplies, and putting on safety vests.

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Before starting off to work, instructions were given as well as thanks to sponsors and volunteers.  A huge thanks went out to the two IMPD officers (one who is pictured here) who gave of their time on a Saturday morning to calm traffic and watch for the safety of the volunteers as they pick up trash.

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Two of the volunteers who live nearby and Councillor McHenry stopped for a minute to have their picture taken.  Others are still working in the background.

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The camera followed workers, and two volunteers turned around and gave a big smile.

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As work continued, Councillor McHenry and Eagle Creek Park Manager Davis took time out to have their picture taken together with three of the volunteers.  They would like to thank everyone who came out that day to help pick up litter and make the Causeway and West 56th Street look much better.
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Several of the neighborhoods along Reed Road also did a major cleanup in their area.  Not only did they pick up trash the entire length of Reed Road and along 56th Street, they also cleared an area of rocks and seeded it with grass.
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The Town of Clermont concentrated their cleanup efforts this year on Miller Park.  Several of their volunteers are working on the hillside and mulching.
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Many limbs and other vegetation that was picked up was bagged or loaded into a dumpster.  One group – including Councillor McHenry – stopped for a moment to stand by some of the debris that they had collected.  

During our Public Works Committee Meeting last week, Director Lori Miser gave us an information sheet during her Director’s Report.  This sheet (Infrastructure Info from Director’s Report) gives a lot of facts about the number of miles of streets, thoroughfares, and residential miles that are in the city, number of traffic signals, miles of sidewalks, our infrastructure needs, and the amount we have to spend each year.  I thought many of you would find this very informative.

It also has information about the new Street Light Process.  All street light requests need to be directed to the Mayor’s Action Center.  If you know of a place where you feel it is important to have a street light, please call the Mayor’s Action Center at 327 – 4MAC (327-4622).  Remember that they are starting with 100 new street lights, but more will be added later.  Let’s see if we cannot get some of the areas here on the west side that are in need of Street Lights on that list and hopefully some will receive these lights.  I would encourage you to get others to call in the same location so there are more than one call to show the need.  Also, if you would please let me know the location you have reported, I would appreciate it as well.  Do call in your areas of concern to the Mayor’s Action Center at 327-4MAC as soon as possible.
Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

Dear All,

What has become for my husband and me a highlight of summer in our Indy Parks is the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra playing outside at Garfield Park and the wonderful fireworks display at the end!  This is a FREE concert at the MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park featuring the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with terrific fireworks at the end of the performance.  This year it is being held on Wednesday, June 22nd and starts at 8:00 p.m.  I would arrive early, as they have a huge crowd (but not as crowded as Symphony on the Prairie and certainly not the traffic or the price).  There are a number of seats, but you may also bring your own chairs and blankets to sit back and relax.  The Indianapolis Symphony will be playing patriotic music and this year the concert is called “An Evening for America”.  See the attached flyer for more information and the sponsors.

Garfield Park is the oldest City Park in Indianapolis and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  There is always a lot going on there.  You may want to check out their web site for other special events and attractions.  For those of you new to Garfield Park, it is located at 2505 Conservatory Drive, which is off Shelby Street south of Raymond Street.

Hope to see many of you Wednesday evening for the beautiful sounds of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the fascinating sights of fireworks at the MacAllister Amphitheater in Garfield Park!

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

 

Dear All,

Looking for a job, maybe a new or different job?  Know someone who is looking for a job?  Then the second annual West Side Chamber of Commerce Job Fair may be of interest.  This Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, June 15th, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Pike Performing Arts Center located 6701 Zionsville Road.  We have 75 great employers looking for terrific employees to work for their companies.  There will be a wide variety of they types of jobs that they are seeking to fill.  All that is required is that those who are interested in seeking employment come out in business professional or business casual attire along with resumes to leave with those employers you are interested in applying with.  This is an excellent opportunity for all who are interested in either a new career or even part time work, from the recent graduate to those who have lots of experience.

Please help me get the word out about the West Side Chamber’s Job Fair.  If you could forward this to your friends, neighbors, or if you are a leader in an organization and could send it out to those groups, you would be helping us not only spread the word, but you may be helping someone to start a new job.  You may also print off the attachment that gives more information and post it on bulletin boards.  Those of us who have worked on this would appreciate any help you can give in getting the word out very much, and I am sure those who may be interested would appreciate it as well.  Thanks so much!

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6 

Dear All,

June 11th will be a busy day in and around District 6.  I have two special events highlighted with this email.  Read on and look at the attachments for more details.

Eagle Creek Park Foundation Garden Tour

For those of you who enjoy flowers and seeing what others have done with their flower gardens, The Eagle Creek Park Foundation’s first annual Garden Tour may appeal to you.  Attached are more details including how you can get tickets for this event on Saturday, June 11th, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Sounds like a lovely way to spend time enjoying some great gardens and maybe even getting ideas what to do with your own areas that you plant!  Hope many of you garden enthusiast will be able to enjoy this and help support our Eagle Creek Park.

B&O Locomotion 5K Walk

If you enjoy walking for exercise and also help raise money to help bring the B&O Trail into Marion County, how about participating in the family friendly fundraiser walk?  Attached are more details as well as the registration form.  This is the second year for this event.  Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10.  Great way to get some exercise and support a worthy project as well.

Can’t make up your mind which to do?  Why not do both.? The walk starts at 10:00 a.m. and the Garden Tour lasts until 4:00 p.m.  Why not make a day of it?  Get your exercise, grab a quick bite to eat, and head out to the Garden Tour.  I am sure you would find it very rewarding.  Whatever you decide, enjoy your day!

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6 

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