Dear All,

Our Northwest District IMPD is hosting three events during the month of March that I wanted to make sure you were all aware.  Below is some information about the three events and the flyers are attached with more details.

1.)  Coffee with a Cop – Tuesday, March 6th from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the White Castle located on the corner of 16th Street and Illinois Street.  While I know this is not very close for us, hopefully some will be able to stop by, especially those of you who may work downtown or near downtown, and say “Hello”.  Coffee with a Cop is always a great time to talk one on one with many of the officers and the Commander.

2.)  Task Force Meeting – Wednesday, March 7th from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Northwest District Headquarters located 3821 Industrial Blvd. (north of 38th Street just east of Lafayette Road).  The IMPD Bomb Squad will be discussing their duties and demonstrating some of their specialized equipment.  This should be especially interesting and informative.

3.)  Personal Safety and Awareness Seminar – Thursday, March 15th starting at 6:30 at Purpose of Life Ministries located 3705 W. Kessler Blvd. N. Drive (southeast corner of 38th Street and Kessler Blvd.).  Officer Jeff Patterson, Police Defensive Tactics Instructor, will be doing the presentation.  This is the same seminar that was held in January at The Blended Church that many of you were able to attend.  If you did not get to attend in January, here is another chance.  From the feed back that I received, those that attended felt it was very worthwhile.  This is something that we all can gain knowledge from attending.

Hopefully many of you will be able to attend one or more of these events.  Please help spread the word to others who may be interested as well.  It is great that IMPD Northwest District provides these opportunities for us to learn more about public safety, their jobs, and get to know them better.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 

Dear All,

There are three great events happening in our area that I thought you may be interested in knowing more about.  Hopefully you will consider attending one or more to show support for the organizations who are sponsoring them.  Some information is below and more information is on the attached flyers.

1.)  Clermont Lions Club is having a Fish Fry and Bluegrass Music on Friday, February 23, starting at 5:00 p.m.  Great food, reasonable price, and yummy homemade desserts!  Don’t forget that they also will have the Grasslands Bluegrass Band playing from 6 – 8:30.  The Clermont Lions Club does a lot for our area, including three children’s parties (Easter, Halloween, and Christmas).  Come out and support them and what they do for the community.

2.)  Saturday, March 3rd, the Speedway Lions Club is having a Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction from 8 a.m. – noon.  Start your day off with a filling breakfast and a chance to bid on some terrific silent auction items.  Show support for them and the projects they do by coming out to their Pancake Breakfast.

 

3.)  Barbecue and Bourbon is giving 15% of your receipt to Speedway Trails on Tuesday, March 6th.  This is for all day – both dine in and carry out menu as well as a special buffet that evening.  You do need to print off the attached flyer and present it to your server.  If you have not enjoyed their food, you are in for a treat.  Speedway Trails is raising money to finish the paving of the P&E Trail in Speedway.  Trail systems offer a wonderful way to exercise for all ages and for families as well as an alternate way to get places without driving.  Help them raise the money they need for the trails.

Hopefully I will see you at one or more of these events.  What an enjoyable way to help some of the organizations that do great work for our area.       

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

Dear All,

Below are the traffic restrictions that I received today from DPW for projects in both Wayne and Pike Township that may affect your driving to work, school, shopping, church, etc.  While this is not all the projects going on in the two townships, they are the ones that are either in our district or close to the district on major roads you may use.  The ones that are actually in our district are in bold.  I hope that this is helpful to you as you go about your business.

As I have been hearing from many of you about the pot holes that are throughout our County on both our City Streets and our State Highways and Interstates, I want to make sure that everyone knows how to report these.  While I have been calling many that I experience into the Mayor’s Action Center and turning them into DPW on a regular basis, I don’t see all of them and I don’t drive where all of you may.  Potholes do need to be reported, as DPW has no way of knowing where they are unless they are called in.  DPW does not have someone driving the streets writing them all down.  DPW depends on all of us.  You may call in pot holes not only in our district, but anywhere else in the county by calling 317-327-4622 or through the RequestIndy smartphone app, the RequestIndy portal at maps.indy.gov/requestindy/.  Please encourage others to do the same.  I would like to see them concentrate on our area here on the west side, but I need others helping by reporting them along with me.  Thanks so much with your help in trying to get all of our potholes reported.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6    

PIKE TOWNSHIP TRAFFIC LANE RESTRICTION(S)

7839 West 56th Street

ROW17-00093

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted January 15 through December 15, 2018 for DPW Project #ST-06-64.

 

​5201 West 86th Street

ROW18-00783

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 16 through March 2, 2018 to replace broken back to large 3-piece inlet casting.

 

​8593 Georgetown Road

ROW17-03589

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted July 18 through May 31, 2018 for the installation of wood utility pole with small cell equipment.

 

​6350 Shanghai Road

ROW18-00776

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted March 1 through March 31, 2018 for water tap.

 

WAYNE TOWNSHIPTRAFFIC LANE RESTRICTION(S)

​​3724 West 16th Street

ROW18-00505

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 15 through August 15, 2018 for the replacement of a wood light pole with small cell equipment attached.

 

​4950 West 34th Street

ROW18-00691

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 9 through February 23, 2018 for water fire line repair.

 

​5009 West 34th Street

ROW18-00688

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 9 through February 16, 2018 for gas main repair.

 

​6316 West 34th Street

ROW17-06826

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 15 through March 1, 2018 for the installation of new wood utility pole with small cell equipment.

 

​3649 Cold Spring Road

ROW18-00787

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 14 through May 31, 2018 to diagnose and repair equipment.

 

​3402 Georgetown Road

ROW18-00459

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 1 through February 23, 2018 for directional boring.

 

​118 South Girls School Road

ROW17-06776

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted December 21 through February 15, 2018 for gas main replacement.

 

​892 North Girls School Road

ROW18-00605

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 5 through May 5, 2018 for new mid span wood pole and small cell equipment.

 

​3410 North High School Road

ROW17-06826

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 15 through March 1, 2018 for the installation of a new wood pole with new wireless cell equipment.

 

​2040 Lafayette Road

ROW17-06561

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 15 through March 1, 2018 for wireless small cell pole in ROW.

 

​3337 Louise Avenue

ROW18-00514

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 9 through March 9, 2018 for culvert replacement.

 

​3005 North Raceway Road

ROW18-00367

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted January 25 through March 30, 2018 to install and overlash aerial fiber optic cable.

 

​2364 Tansel Road

ROW18-00645

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 8 through March 9, 2018 for gas main replacement.

 

​3241 Tansel Road

ROW18-00366

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted January 30 through March 30, 2018 for directional boring.

 

​3358 Tansel Road

ROW18-00365

There will be 1 traffic lane restricted February 1 through March 30, 2018 to place new cabinet.

 

 

Dear All,

Please see the flyer below about Clermont Lions Club’s Fish Fry and Bluegrass Music on Friday, February 23rd.  Great food, reasonable price, and terrific homemade desserts!  Clermont Lions Club does a lot for our area, including three Children’s Parties (Halloween, Christmas, and Easter).  Come out and support them and the projects they do.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

Dear All,

Attached is our first District 6 Crime Report of 2018.  The good news is that we had less incidents during January than any month since last March.   Hopefully we will keep trending down in this year.  Remember, our total for 2017 was lower than the total for 2016, so lets work together to get 2018 down even further.  I often wonder how few of incidents we could have if people would follow safety tips?

Looking at the incidents on the map I see a lot of stolen vehicles.  Please see the attached Crime Prevention Message about warming up vehicles.  Feel free to print this off and post it at an office, community area, etc.  While January was extremely cold, warming up a vehicle when you are not in it can be an invitation for a thief to steal it or youth taking it for a joy ride.  While the extremely cold weather should be behind us, we still have cold mornings or may have snow and ice on windshields.  Don’t be tempted to leave your vehicle running while unattended!

Another tip that if we all follow, and encourage those around us (in our neighborhoods, work, parks, church, school, or any other parking lots) to follow as well, is to keep our vehicles locked and leave nothing in them of value.  I hear far too often about someone leaving an item of value in their vehicle and getting it stolen.  Please always lock your vehicle when it is parked and don’t leave anything of value in it – or something that looks like it could be of value (like a coat, sack, bag, etc).  By all of us locking our vehicles and not leaving anything in sight we may discourage would be criminals from our neighborhoods and area.

If your neighborhood is interested in a Crime Watch Meeting, please contact Kim Taylor, our Northwest District IMPD Crime Watch Specialist at 317-327-6572 or by email at Kim.Taylor@indy.gov.  She would be glad to help you get one set up.  A Crime Watch Meeting is well worth everyone’s time.

Don’t forget:  If you See Something, Say Something – Call 911.  Don’t hesitate calling 911 if something does not seem right to you.  You know your neighborhoods and area best.  So, if it doesn’t look or hear right to you, call 911 and report it right away.

Please feel free to forward this report to others who may be interested and may not be on my email list.  Let’s all work together by doing what we can to make our homes, neighborhoods, and area safer.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6         

Dear All,

Below is information about some INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation) projects that will be taking place in the late spring that will definitely affect those of you who travel I – 65 from the northern part of our district and those who use I – 65 to travel to downtown Indianapolis or through town to I – 70 east or I – 65 south.  Areas of I – 65 will be closed during this work.  The closure will also affect the roads that will be used as detours or alternate routes by an increase of traffic.  Please look at the maps and the information from INDOT and feel free to share this information with others who may be affected.

Note that there is a Public Meeting to discuss the project on Monday, February 12th, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in INDOT’s Indianapolis Sub-District Building located at 7105 S. Brookville Road.  This is a chance to get more information about the project and ask questions.

Specific dates for these projects are not yet known.  Dates will be announced after the construction contracts are awarded this spring.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6      

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INDOT Plans to Close Portion of Interstate 65 in Indianapolis for Bridge Restoration Project

INDOT Plans to Host Public Meeting to Discuss Project

I-65 Bridge project

INDOT will close I-65 SB at I-465 on the northwest side. Traffic will be diverted via I-465, I-865.
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I-65 between Meridian Street (exit 113) and 21st Street (exit 115) will be closed, including Dr. MLK Jr. St./West St. interchange (exit 114). Access to NB I-65 from 21st St. will remain open.

 INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close portions of I-65 in Indianapolis for approximately 35 days beginning in late spring for bridge preservation projects. Contractors will be rehabbing seven bridges along the stretch of I-65. This is not part of the highly-publicized North Split project.

Southbound Interstate 65 between the I-65/I-465 interchange on the northwest side of Indianapolis will be closed. During the closure, I-65 southbound traffic on the northwest side will be detoured via I-465 South or I-865 East.

The project will also close both directions of I-65 between Meridian St. (exit 113) and 21st St. (exit 115) in downtown Indianapolis. The entrance and exit ramps at the Dr. Martin Luther King St.//West St. interchange (exit 114) will also be closed. The entrance ramp from 21st St. to northbound I-65 will remain open.

INDOT has been coordinating with varies stakeholders near the project to discuss maintenance of traffic and receive input on how to sustain some stakeholder services during construction.

INDOT will host a public information meeting to discuss the project and answer questions from the public. The meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at INDOT’s Indianapolis Sub-District building located at 7105 S. Brookville Road, Indianapolis.

Specific dates on the beginning and completing the project will be announced after awarding a construction contract this spring.

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Dear All,

This morning I received the attached information about a way you can help raise money to help finish paving the P&E Trail in Speedway just by eating at Dawson’s on Main today (Tuesday, February 6th).  You do need to print off the attached flyer and give it to your sever.  Dawson’s will then donate 15% of your receipt to the Speedway Trails Association.  What a terrific way to help Speedway Trails Association and enjoy the great food at Dawson’s.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 

Crime Watch Specialist Kim Taylor, Councillor Janice McHenry, Sgt. Matt Grimes, a neighborhood resident, Lt. Gregory Gehring, and Commander Michael Jefferson posed for the camera after the meeting.

Three neighborhoods recently came together for a Crime Watch Meeting.  Northwest District IMPD brought several speakers that presented various aspects of Crime Watches, neighborhood safety, home safety, and other information about crime.  Lt. Gregory Gehring was one who addressed the audience.  Those in attendance learned a lot and had the opportunity to ask specific questions.    

 

The first central Indiana Tim Hortons Store has officially opened.  On hand for their ribbon cutting and opening celebration was our Governor, Eric Holcomb.  Councillor Janice McHenry and Governor Eric Holcomb paused for a moment to have a picture taken together.

During the three days of Tim Hortons’ “soft opening” $6,400 was donated to 6 different local non-profit organizations.  This is certainly a win/win for all.  Their employees received the training they needed as well as the store was able to promote some of their menu items and the six organizations all received some much needed money to use for their projects.     

 IMPD Chief Bryan Roach and Mayor Joe Hogsett came out to Lafayette Square for a Public Safety Walk.  The walk started at the International Market Place Coalition Office, included talking to members of the press, walking throughout the mall and stopping to visit several of the businesses inside the mall.  At the end of the walk Chief Roach, Councillor Janice McHenry, Mayor Hogsett, and Northwest District Commander Jefferson stopped and had their picture taken.