Dear All,

I have had several of you asking about requesting an application for an Absentee Ballot for the upcoming Primary Election that will be held on May 8th.  I have attached an application in case anyone still needs one.  It does need to be received by the election board by Monday, April 30th, so if you are planning on voting absentee and have not applied for a ballot, I would get it filled out and sent in today or tomorrow.  To make it easier than looking through all 92 counties, I have the address as well as the phone number for the Marion County Election Board below.  I hope this is helpful to some of you.  Please feel free to forward this on to others (and it does not have to be just in Marion County as all counties are listed on the back).

Absentee Ballot application.  

Please mail to:

    Marion County Election Board

    3737 E. Washington Street, Ste A

    Indianapolis, IN  46201

Any questions, their phone number is 327-5100.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6  

 

Dear All,

First of all I want to thank all of those who have participated in various “Great Indy Cleanup” events the last few weeks!  It is greatly appreciated and what a difference it makes.  I also want to thank again those of you who help on a regular basis in various areas around the district as either a group or as an individual.  If we could get everyone to take a plastic bag with them when they go out for a walk, run, walking the dog, etc. and fill it with trash, what a remarkable improvement we would see throughout the area.

This weekend is our annual “56th Street Causeway and west” cleanup.  We will be meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28th, at the Eagle Creek Park Office located 7840 W. 56th Street and working our way across the causeway to Raceway Road.  This is a long stretch and one in which needs a lot of work, as most of it is part of Eagle Creek Park.  We are hoping to top our over 50 volunteers that we had several years ago.  If you could give some time on Saturday morning and help make a difference in this area, it would be greatly appreciated.  We will be working until noon, so any time that you can give during those 3 hours would help give this stretch of 56th Street the TLC that it needs.

Attached is the flyer for our Saturday Cleanup.  Please feel free to forward, print, post, or any other way help us get the word out.  Brittany Davis (Eagle Creek Park Manager) and I hope to see many of you there!  The weather forecast looks very good – so it should be a terrific day to get out and help improve this area.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6     

Dear All,

Indy Parks still has a lot of openings available for summer jobs that are perfect for teens and young adults.  Attached are some of the job recruitment pictures and captions that they have been posting on social media.  If you know of youth who are looking for a job this summer, please pass this information on to them.  Also, if you could help Indy Parks out by posting this to your neighborhood, church, or other sites it would be greatly appreciated. 

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

Facebook/Instagram:

Still looking to line up that summer gig? Did you know that #IndyParks has over 400 positions to offer teens & young adults this summer? They want you!

There are camp counselor, lifeguard, pool manager, cashier, park inspector, and food supervisor positions available.

Check out all these offerings and APPLY here: bit.ly/2oEwdgw

Indy Parks and Recreation has 400 jobs to fill this summer, including lifeguard, camp counselor, cashier, facility attendant and food monitor positions. Starting pay is anywhere from $8 to $15/hour. Apply online at bit.ly/2oEwdgw

Twitter:

It’s hard to imagine with snow on the ground, but we are inching ever-closer to summer time in Indy. And that means #SummerJobs

#IndyParks has 400+ summer positions to offer. Be sure to get those applications submitted now! Apply here: http://bit.ly/2oEwdgw 

 

 

Still looking for a #SummerJob but need more info? Join us on Thursday, April 26, from 5-7pm for the MBK Job Fair at Turning Point Family Worship (4501 N. Post Road). We can answer your questions and get you started on that application!

Ready to apply? bit.ly/2oEwdgw

 

Looking for a summer job that has flexible hours and competitive pay? Look no further than #IndyParks! We need energetic and hardworking individuals 16 and up to serve as camp counselors, lifeguards, cashiers and more!

 

Apply today! bit.ly/2oEwdgw

 

 

Dear All,
I found out today that Louise Ave will be closed at the 3300 block for a Culvert Replacement.  This should start next week and will be completely finished by June 15th.  Hope this helps those who live in the area.
Sincerely,
Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

Dear All,

The “Great Indy Cleanup” is officially starting this weekend.  Last weekend a group got a head start by working on 34th Street organized by Father Michael at Saint Gabriel’s Church.  Looking at the KIB Website and from those who have informed me about their cleanups, I know that we have at least 6 more groups that are going to be working hard to get litter and trash picked up in our district.  They are:  April 7th – Clermont and Sunningdale Commons; April 14th – Eagle Creek Woods I & II and The Islands; April 21st – The Ridge; April 28th – Eagle Creek Park Causeway and West 56th Street.  Thanks so much for your interest in making our City cleaner.

I have two areas that asked me to let you know about their cleanups, as they do a huge area and would appreciate volunteers, especially if you live close to the areas they are concentrating on cleaning:

Clermont ~ 9 a.m. – noon ~ Meet at Miller Park (on the east side of Tansel Road just north of Crawfordsville Road, you may park at the old PNC Bank on the northeast corner of Tansel and Crawfordsville Road) ~ one area they are cleaning up is Tansel Road north to Raceway Road.

Eagle Creek Woods I & II ~ 9:30 a.m. ~ Meet at the corner of Reed Road and Wood Stream Drive ~ they clean up Reed Road from 46th Street to 56th Street and depending on the number of people helping may also do along 56th Street.

Also, I want remind you of Brittany Davis (Eagle Creek Park Manager) and my annual cleanup on April 28th.  We will be starting at 9 a.m. and working until noon on 56th Street from the Causeway west to Raceway Road.  We will be meeting at the Eagle Creek Park Office.  The flyer for this is attached.  We would appreciate as many of you coming out that day as possible.  The area needs a lot of work, and with your help we can accomplish our goal of getting this entire stretch clean.

Thanks to everyone who has organized cleanups, has participated in cleanups, or are planning on participating in one coming up.  I would also like to thank those of you who have been going out on your own or with a few friends and selected an area to clean up.  That is so helpful.  I encourage those who walk, jog, walk your dog, etc. to take a grocery sack with you and fill it up with trash.  If everyone would do that on a regular basis we would not have all the debris we now have throughout the City.  Let’s concentrate on making our area the cleanest in the City and set an example for others!

One other thing.  Today when I was out and about I notice how many new pot holes have appeared over the last few days, many that had not already been filled have gotten worse, and how some that had been filled came out.  This weather has been doing a lot more damage lately – with ups and downs in temperature and now with the flooding.  Please report pot holes that you have seen or discovered to the Mayor’s Action Center (MAC) by calling 317-327-4622, by accessing indy.gov/requestindy, or by using the RequestIndy smartphone app.  They only are aware of them if they are reported and they have to be reported to the MAC for them to go into the system.  Thanks to to everyone for your help in getting our potholes reported.  Now if only the weather would cooperate!

Be safe in this weather and remember not to drive through water.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

Eagle Creek Park was truly beautiful a few days ago.  This is April – right?.

 I think this little fellow is wondering, “What is going on?”

 The budding trees ……

 

and the daffodils are definitely looking for spring!

Indy Parks Foundation recently held their annual fundraiser luncheon.  Eagle Creek Park brought out some of their “friends” for others to see and learn more about.  Brittany Davis, Eagle Creek Park Manager, is holding one of those “friends” as they smile for the camera with Councillor Janice McHenry.

Councillor McHenry tries out some new playground equipment that was on display.  Money that was raised could go for the purchase of equipment like this and many other improvements for various Indy Parks.

Ground was broken recently on Main Street in Speedway on a project that will honor Speedway residents who paid the ultimate price in service to their country.  The current plans are to dedicate it on Memorial Day.

 Some of Speedway’s own Veterans were in attendance for the ceremony.  Thanks goes out to not only this group, but to all of our Veterans who have served our County in the armed forces. 

 Northwest District IMPD presented the “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events” to the West Side Chamber Women in Business group.  This very valuable program was very well received by the group.

 The group of women who organized the meeting along with the two officers from IMPD who did the presentation had a group picture taken after the meeting.  If you would like to have these officers present this excellent program to a group, contact Officer Madeline Green by email at Madeline.Green@indy.gov or by phone at 317-327-6645.