Indianapolis Public Schools
2203 Columbia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205
“Indianapolis Public Schools will host a community meeting to share the latest information on the district’s pursuit of referenda Wednesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at Overcoming Church, located at 2203 Columbia Ave. The public is invited to learn more about the latest proposals and ask questions of district officials.?”
IPS Operating & Capital Referendum
Funds from the operating referendum would support competitive teacher compensation, close funding gaps and provide appropriate levels of service to its high proportion of students with special needs.”
The capital improvement referendum would generate up to $52M to fund the IPS Safety and Modernization Project which will provide all IPS-owned school buildings with safety and security enhancements including the following:
Enhanced exterior lighting
Classroom safety upgrades
Upgraded emergency communication system
If passed, the $52M capital referendum proposes a local property levy of no more than $0.0332 on each $100 of assessed valuation. The estimated taxpayer impact on a home with a market value of $123,500 would be $1.33 per month. The capital referendum taxes will apply only to property owners within the IPS district.”
Read the whole article here: https://www.myips.org/learnmore
In Studio Guests:
Aleesia Johnson – IPS Deputy Superintendent for Academics,
Ahmed Young – Chief of Staff
Robert Vane – IPS spokesperson
Citizens Energy Group
Dig Indy Art Project!
Join Us and Be Inspired!
“Be Inspired: June 30
Art. Music. Food. Fun.
Saturday, June 30
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Downtown Indianapolis at the intersection of Mass Ave., Vermont St. and Alabama St.
Citizens will kick off the 2018 DigIndy Art Project with a live painting event. Join us for an hour – or stay all day – as local artists transform manhole covers into masterful works of art inspired by Indy’s waterways.
Be Inspired: July 6
6 – 9 p.m.
Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 N. Delaware St.
Friday, July 6 is First Friday at the Harrison Center for the Arts. Walk through the Gallery Annex featuring the work of local artists who were inspired by DigIndy and Indy’s waterways to create artistic wooden replicas of manhole covers. The works will be on display through July 31. Fifteen artists will be selected to transform their wooden replicas into life-size manhole covers to be placed along the Cultural Trail for all to experience.
“In Indy, inspiration runs deep. For Citizens Energy Group and the DigIndy Tunnel System, it runs 250 feet deep. The DigIndy Art Project is designed to beautify what’s at your feet and showcase what’s going on below the surface.
Join us this summer as we highlight the works of local artists who inspire us to learn more about DigIndy and cleaner waterways. By the end of the summer, you’ll be able to experience artists’ interpretations of DigIndy along the Cultural Trail and be inspired by Indy’s waterways.”
Sewer Reabilitation Program
Planning to be completed by the end of September
In Studio Guests:
Laura O Brian – Corporate Communications Coordinator
Jessica Baston – Manager of Planning and Design
Paul -Annee – Customer Contact Supervisor
Vicki Hughes- Contact Center Supervisor
A large and long-overdue sanitary sewer rehabilitation program is underway at Citizens. Tens of millions of dollars are being spent to rehabilitate pipes that have, in some cases, been untouched since they were installed in the 1800s. Citizens is addressing the backlog of needed repairs by employing cured-in-place piping (CIPP) contractors to rehabilitate the lines and extend their service life by another 50-plus years.
CIPP lining starts by precisely measuring the existing or “host” pipe to determine the diameter, length and service connection locations. A felt tube is then manufactured to those exact specifications, saturated with resin, and shipped to the job site. Steam or water pressure is used to “invert” the tube down the host pipe where it will be “cured” using steam or hot water. The curing process lasts a few hours, and when completed, provides a new seamless and structurally sound pipe. Robotic tools are used to reinstate all service connections; and, in most cases, the projects are completed without any disruptions to the customer’s service.
Since taking ownership of the wastwater utility, Citizens has installed over 100,000 linear feet of CIPP from pipes ranging in size from 8 inches to 72 inches. This rehabilitation program provides several important benefits for Citizens customers including: revitalized assets providing economic development opportunities, increased reliability of service through reduced asset failures, and increased safety for the traveling public by reducing the possibility of catastrophic failures causing sinkholes or voids under the pavement.”