Dear All,

Attached are the calendars for the three libraries closest to us – Wayne, Eagle, and Pike.  With students on spring break it would be a great time to check out some programs with your children or grandchildren.  There are plenty of programs for all ages, different interest, and not just for reading.  Check out each library, as programs do vary and days and times offered are different as well.  The library closest to you may not be the one that has a program that appeals to you or works into your schedule the best.

It is exciting that Eagle will be opening their new library in June.  Watch for more details on that as the date grows closer.

Wayne is still working on their plans for renovation.  The next meeting on this project will be May 8th from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Great opportunity to come out and learn about what will be happening here.

Hope this information is helpful.  Please feel free to forward it to others who may be interested as well.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

City-County Councillor District 6

Dear All,

The “Great Indy Cleanup” is coming to our area starting this Saturday.  The next four weekends have opportunities for you to help make a difference in our area.  All of these could use some extra hands and volunteers wanting to make a difference in the way the west side looks.  Below (and attached) is additional information about some of the cleanups in the area.  I know there are others, and will be glad to pass those on if details are provided to me.  All of these are on a Saturday.

1.)  March 30th – 34th Street from Moller Road to High School Road.  St. Gabriel’s Church has organized this from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  They are not only cleaning up 34th Street, but have plans for other work in the area as well.  Meet at the church located at 6000 W. 34th Street.

2.)  April 6th – 56th Street from Causeway west to Raceway Road.  Eagle Creek Park Director Brittany Davis and I organize this annual cleanup along this portion of 56th Street every spring.  Meet at the Eagle Creek Park Office located at 7840 W. 56th Street.  We will be working from 9 a.m. – noon.   See attached for more details.

3.)  April 13th – 34th Street from Dandy Trail to I – 465.  Beginning at 9 a.m.  This area really needs some TLC.  Meet at the corner of 34th Street and Bayhead Dr.  For more information contact Peggy Johnson at 317-850-2559 or pg_johnson2000@yahoo.com.

4.)  April 13th – Clermont.  Starting at 9 a.m.  Meet at Miller Park located on Tansel Road just north of Crawfordsville Road and across from the Town Barn.

5.)  April 13th – Reed Road Area – Beginning at 9 a.m.  This is organized every year by Eagle Creek Woods I.  Meet at Reed Road and Wood Stream Drive.

6.)  April 20th – Robey Park – Meeting at 9 a.m. – There will be tree planing, trash cleanup, and tree seedlings distributed.  Meet at Robey Park by Robey Elementary School at 8700 W. 30th Street.  For more information about Robey Park and other volunteer activities with them contact RobeyParkBoard@gmail.com.

Hope many of you will be able to participate in one or more of these cleanups.  You may select ones closest to you or what works best in your schedule.  They all need more volunteers to help.  Hopefully I will see you at at one or more of these cleanups.  By working together we can make a huge difference in the way our area looks!

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

City-County Councillor District 6  

Dear All,

Do you know of a high school or college student who is looking for a summer job?  Indy Parks has over 400 jobs available.  Attached is information about how to apply and some of the requirements.  Is there someone that is a good swimmer, but doesn’t have their lifeguard training?   Free certification training is available (see flyer for details), one which is this weekend.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be certified to be a lifeguard.  Some terrific jobs are out there waiting for the right student to apply.  Please pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested in a job this summer who would enjoy working for Indy Parks.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

City-County Councillor District 6        

Dear All,

As most of you already are aware, the replacing of the bridge on Dandy Trail over Eagle Creek will be starting soon, with the project finishing up toward the end of the year.  Those of us who travel that way regularly know how this is long overdue; the current layer of blacktop was just a temporary fix to get us through the winter.  Many of you either attended the meeting last fall or heard from those who did attend about this project.  I have had a lot of inquiries about the “Dandy Trail Over Big Eagle Creek Bridge Rehabilitation”, but I have not been able to get a lot of information.  I was informed Friday about another meeting that will be taking place on Tuesday, April 2nd, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Clermont Christian Church, located at 9204 Crawfordsville Road.  Here is a way for you to get more information, ask questions, and view the plans for this project.  For those of you who attended before, I have been told that they definitely have a larger room this time.

While this affects the neighborhoods and residents who live in the area off of Dandy Trail the most, it will have an impact throughout much of our district as well.  The limited north/south streets, as well as the limited east/west streets due to the reservoir, will make many of your trips longer and will also change the amount of traffic in certain areas, especially High School Road from the 38th Street area to Crawfordsville Road, which to my understanding will be the marked detour.  There are also many commuters and others who use this corridor every day who will be finding new ways to get to work, school, church, shopping, etc. with traffic on many streets being affected.

I would encourage you to attend this meeting to learn more, especially if you live in the immediate area or travel that way frequently.  I have attached the information that I have received.  Please feel free to share this information with others, not only in your neighborhoods and our district, but with those that you know will be affected by this closure.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

City-County Councillor District 6

P.S. I would like to encourage everyone to be reporting pot holes that you encounter in our area.  While I have been driving the district and reporting a list of pot holes on a regular basis, I do not see all of them.  Currently, DPW is still filling the ones on thoroughfares and major roads, but once these are filled they will start in neighborhoods.  Also, it seems new ones appear daily! Please help get all of these problem areas reported by either calling the MAC at 317-327-4622 or using the app on your phone.  By working together we can make sure the city is aware of the needs in our District.  Thanks for your help!    

Dear All,

This is a reminder that my next Town Hall Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 26th, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan Community Center located 2950 N. High School Road.  Director of Business and Neighborhood Services Brian Madison will be our guest speaker.  He will be talking about his department and the concerns and regulations that many of you have expressed an interest in knowing more about.  This will also be a chance for you to have your questions answered about Business and Neighborhood Services.

This should be a very informative meeting and a great way to learn more about Business and Neighborhood Services.  Hopefully many of you will be able to join us.  Please see below for more information.

Please feel free to share this information with others who may be interested, and not on my email list.  Your help in spreading the word would be appreciated.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

City-County Councillor District 6

What does the DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES actually do for our neighborhoods?

What are the regulations for high weeds and grass, overgrowth, fences, inoperable vehicles, parking, and other issues?  Come learn more about this department from Director Brian Madison at:

 

Councillor Janice McHenry’s

 Quarterly Town Hall Meeting

 

Tuesday, March 26th

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Flanner and Buchanan Community Center

2950 N. High School Road

 

Join Councillor McHenry in welcoming Brian Madison, Director of Business and Neighborhood Services as our guest speaker.  Listen and

learn more about what BNS does in Indianapolis.

Dear All,

Attached is our District 6 Crime Report for the month of February.  Last month we were low again with 64 incidents and looking back over the last 3 years only March of 2017 and November of last year were lower than both months this year.  That is really great news for our district!  We know that our Northwest District IMPD does a great job, but credit does need to go to all of you as well.  Having active Crime Watches, looking out for your neighborhoods, taking precautionary measures and following crime prevention tips, and calling 911 when you see something that seems suspicious all helps.  Thanks for everything that everyone does to make our area safer.

As Spring Breaks will be here soon, remember that many times when school is out crimes rise.  Unfortunately many youth will act first and think later.  Don’t make the temptations there.  As I have been out in neighborhoods I have seen garage doors left open with nobody around, cars running in the driveway with no drivers, bikes and other toys outside, and other things that could make it easy for someone walking by to act without thinking.  Look around today and is there something that you can do to keep a larceny or stolen vehicle from happening?  Remember, too, do not leave anything of value or that may be seen as possibly of value in your vehicle.  And always keep your vehicle locked.  It is easy to open a door and grab something or go through a glove box.  It does not take long to do a smash and grab either.  Just a reminder, don’t leave garage door openers in vehicles, as you don’t want someone to have access to your garage or house.

By all working together and following Crime Prevention Tips we can make our District 6 less desirable for those who may be looking to commit crimes.  We will send a message that District 6 is not easy pickings and to go try somewhere else.  I am sure we would all like to see even less crime in the area we live in.

Please feel free to pass this information on to others in our District who may be interested and not already be receiving it.  By being informed and aware everyone can benefit.

If you see something or something does not seen right to you, call 911.  That call could help keep a crime from happening or help to catch someone who committed a crime.  If something has already happened call the non-emergency number (311 from a cell phone or 317-327-3811from a land line).  Do report all crimes as this may be helpful to IMPD in catching those who are doing it or preventing future crimes from happening.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

City-County Councillor District 6

Dear All,

Clermont Lions Club will be having a Fish Fry Friday Night along with Bluegrass Music at the Clermont Lions Club Park located 3201 Tansel Road from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (music starts at 6 p.m.).  Come out for some great fish and yummy homemade desserts while you listen to Grassland Bluegrass Band.  See attached flyer for the details.  Great way to spend your evening and help the Clermont Lions Club.  Please feel free to share this with others who may be interested, I know that it would be appreciated.

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

City-County Councillor District 6

The new PNC Bank on Crawfordsville Road in Speedway recently had their grand opening.  Scott Dixon, Indy Car Driver from New Zealand, was on hand and cut the ribbon.

 

 The Borg-Warner Trophy was also on display.  The trophy debuted in 1936 with the 24 drivers faces that had already won the Indianapolis 500.  Each year the race winner’s face has been added, with 105 faces now on the trophy.  It is normally at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

 A group photo of many of those in attendance was taken inside the building.

 Recently a small group of volunteers cleaned up Tansel Road where it goes along I – 74.  Part of the group is standing by some of the bags of trash they picked up.  Councillor McHenry would like to thank those who participated, …

 …and especially Nancy Baxter for all the work she does for this, as well as the Clermont Police officers who calmed the traffic to make us safer.

Dear All,

What are you doing Sunday afternoon?  We would love to have you join us as we clean up along the west side of Dandy Trail from 46th Street to 38th Street.  A terrific way to get outside and not only get some exercise, but do something for our community.  We will be meeting at 1 p.m. and working until around 2:30 p.m.  After finishing you may join some of us as a group at Rick’s Boatyard for a late lunch.  Lunch is on your own.  We will be finished in plenty of time for you to go out for some St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, to spend time relaxing, or enjoy other things you may want to do.

We will meet in the parking lot north of Rick’s Boatyard and just south of the fence for the boat storage on Dandy Trail at 1:00 p.m.  I will bring trash grabbers, gloves, and bags.  If you have any of your own supplies you like to use, feel free to bring them.  From that location we can go in both directions and get this area that is in need of some work cleaned up.

St. Patrick’s Day Cleanup

Sunday, March 17th

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dandy Trail – meet in parking lot north of Rick’s Boatyard, just south of the boats

Trash bags, trash reachers, and gloves will be provided.

Eagle Creek Park Manager Brittany Davis and I have gotten together and planned our Great Indy Cleanup for the Causeway west to Raceway Road along 56th Street on April 6th.  Please see the attached flyer for information on it.  We would love to have you at both events!

Also, if your neighborhood, church, business, scouts, or any other organization would be interested in having your own Great Indy Cleanup go to www.greatindycleanup.com for more information.  They even have information on how to plan, cleanup tips, and information about trash.  You may sign up on their web site or contact Gerardo Ruiz Tovar by email at gruiztovar@kibi.org or call 317-264-7555 extension 130.  The official Saturday that our area is assigned is April 13th, but you are not limited to that day.  Pick a day that works best for you and your group.  The goal here is to get as many cleanups as possible accomplished this spring.  Please let me know about any cleanups in our district and I will be glad to help as my schedule allows.  Let’s work together to make District 6 and our area the cleanest in Marion County!

Hope to see many of you on Sunday!  By working together we can truly make a difference.  Please feel free to pass this information on to others who may be interested in improving our community. 

Sincerely,

Janice McHenry

City-County Councillor District 6