Monday, March 21, 2011

BPNA meeting Tues. 3/22

Our monthly meeting for March will be this Tuesday, Mar. 22. As usual, we'll meet at 7:00p.m. at the Free Methodist Church on the corner of Grimes and S. Lincoln.




Bryan Park Conservation District

Continuing the discussion from several meetings over the past year, we will talk about the nature of a conservation district, and the many steps of the application process to ensure neighborhood interest and public comment. The city has just said that we may choose to apply, if we wish. At the meeting, we will be discussing the district, when and how public comment is incorporated, and whether we should form a subcommittee to proceed.

[Follow up on snow flyers -- Postponed to a future meeting with more time]

Jan will contact local schools to find volunteers to shovel walks for those unable to do so. We will edit the flyers Jeff Firestone proposed, to reflect that help will be available for those who cannot shovel their walks due to physical limitations.

Thanks to Jeff F. for updating our web site at


Bike improvements along Allen St.

The City of Bloomington Public Works Department will be hosting a meeting on Monday, March 28 at 5:30pm at the Free Methodist Church to discuss bicycle infrastructure improvements along Allen and Smith Streets. They will be seeking input on a variety of possible "tools" to make these streets more attractive for bicycles. The meeting is open to the general public.

Small and Simple Grant

The grant proposal for our annual block party is due in April. We'll discuss the details--so we can get the application done.

Neighborhood Leadership Series

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 7 to 9 p.m., City Council Chambers

The session on Thursday, April 7 "HANDS ON HOUSING" will be highly interactive. HAND staff will to talk to participants about their own housing as well as what is needed in the neighborhood. A wide variety of stations will be set up to help you improve your home, not just for your own comfort and pocketbook, but also for Bloomington as a whole. Programs cover how to purchase, maintain, and rehabilitate a home, how to deal with an emergency and how to make your home more energy efficient. Attend this fun and interactive session with HAND staff to learn how to make your home a part of our increasingly sustainable city.

HAND will offer a drawing for a free Home Energy Audit to one of the participants in each session!

Neighborhood Watch

Regular report from Dick and Mary Lou Mitchell.

Please let me know if you'd like to add anything to the agenda.



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