Thursday, May 29, 2008

City Council Member Piedmont to Host Constituent Meeting Saturday

District 5 City Council member Isabel Piedmont will hold her monthly constituent meeting on Saturday, May 31, 10:00-11:00 am at Rachael’s Café, 300 E. 3rd St. Her goals are to provide an update on city issues and a forum for constituent concerns. Rachael’s Café is a locally owned business, located at the corner of 3rd St. and Lincoln St.

“During our May meeting, I will review recent Council actions including the approval of a new ordinance regulating trees in the public domain,” said Piedmont. “I will also discuss the city’s construction of the B-Line trail and future plans for the Griffy Lake area.”

Piedmont encourages all Bloomington residents, not just those in District 5, to join her for this Saturday meeting. Free coffee will be available courtesy of Piedmont, and Rachael’s Café serves breakfast for those interested in combining a meal with the meeting.

Piedmont hosts constituent meetings at Rachael’s Café on the last Saturday of every month, 10-11 am. More information about Councilmember Piedmont is available on her website,

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Agenda for May 2008

Bryan Park Neighborhood Association

Meeting Agenda

May 20, 2008

Free Methodist Church

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Call to Order, Introductions and sign up sheet
Old Business
1. Urban tree program (with SPEA) update?: Steve Forrest
2. Get approval of decal for dog dispensers: Set date for construction party
3. Urban Dog Park update: Sarah Reeder/Jon Lawrence and any other people from “Dog Friendly

4. Blooming’ Neighborhoods, June 7th: sign up sheet for 2 people each for ½ hour periods. (You can do more than 1 period!)

New Business
  1. Rental House at 805 Hillside seeks support for 2 rentals on 1 property: Bob Laggard representing out of town owner, Timothy Treaty. Pat Shay representing the City of Bloomington’s position against the variance.

    Timothy Treahy is requesting a variance from the City to allow 2 rentals on 1 property. Mr. Treahy owns multiple rentals in Bloomington. The property manager asked to be put on the agenda per Mr. Treahy’s request. The single-family bungalow with detached garage apartment was purchased in 2005 for $124,000. He was told by the seller that both the house and garage apartment had valid permits. He did not check with the city. He is saying it is a hardship to not have the double income from this property. This property is now assessed at $198,200. He has suggested that if he does not get the variance he will break the property into two separate lots. The City will not allow this single lot to be re-platted to two lots.
  2. Restoration Project Planning: How to Identify and Prioritize what Needs Attention,

    May 31, 10-11:30. Call Steve Wyatt at Bloomington Restorations, Inc. 336-0909
    Instructor: Duncan Campbell, Interim Director, Center for Historic Preservation, College of Architecture, Ball State University
    Cost $14 (in city) $16 (out of town)
  3. Ways to improve our neighborhood???? Strengths/weaknesses, goals, needs?