Hearing from Town Officials

Hearing from Town Officials

ZWIN met on March 14, 2019. Our program for the day centered on hearing updates from Town of Zionsville officials. We invited them to speak to our group about recent and upcoming changes in our town.

ZWIN business meeting

Two guests attended this month: Ellie Paino with HouseMaster home inspections and Lucia Smith with Cronin Cleaning.

We pinned several new members!

  • Kristin Gilkisin with Timbar protein bars
  • Allyson Gutwein with Midwest Estate Jewelers
  • Allison Spoonmore with Sabbatical Solutions
  • Natasha Mecklenburg with Gregory & Appel insurance
  • Jennifer Morris with Signed and Stated

Next month, our regular meeting will be April 11. Our spring social will be April 25 from 7 PM to 9 PM at Cobblestone.

Board members made announcements. Carol is the new greeter coordinator. She asked for people to bring back nametags, and Amy Connelly and Becki Cronin signed up to help greet in May. The board is requesting two people to volunteer to serve as service coordinators to plan our June and December projects.

Individual members gave shout-outs to other members who had provided excellent goods and services during the past month. We also enjoyed hearing from our spotlight speakers: Ingrid, Lily and Nannerl.

News from the Town of Zionsville

Lance Lantz and Amanda Vela spoke to our group about developments within the town government and infrastructure. Lance gave a recap of the street department’s work in 2018, including improved ramps, a large amount of trash and leaves collected, and salt distribution during inclement weather. Three major accomplishments were the 700 E pathway from the Zionsville West to Royal Run, the Zionsville Road bridge, and the Oak Street and Ford Road improvements. There are many plans for 2019, including the storm sewer along Oak Street by Irongate subdivision and the proposed new facility for Zion Nature Center. Lance reminded us that Zionsville Road will be closed from 106th Street south beginning April 1 through the end of the year. He also said plans are ongoing for the north-south connector at Oak and Cooper Road.

Amanda reported for several departments including parks, planning, police, and fire. Highlights included discussing the 420 acres of parks in Zionsville and the Big Four rail-trail expansion. The grant application for that expansion has been submitted. She updated us on potential projects coming before the planning department. She talked about the new five school resource officers with the police department and the 4.4 tons of drugs the police have taken back from the community. She also mentioned the fire department citizens academy, CPR classes and training, and the public education truck that’s upcoming. She invited us to stay involved by signing up for the newsletter at www.Zionsville-in.gov and all social media platforms. She noted that the next mayor’s night will be May 9 beginning at 6 PM. Questions were answered following the discussion.

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