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Parking meter plan

The Bloomington City Council pressed Mayor Mark Kruzan for information about parking meters September 23rd. Council members asked about the financial status of the meter project. The questions came up as the Council considered next year’s city budget. Council member Marty Spechler wanted to know if the meters are making money for city government. Kruzan did not directly answer the …

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IU, After Local Pressure, Alters Plan To Demolish 6 Historic Houses

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Indiana University will be deciding this week on the fate of six historic Bloomington houses. Last year, IU announced plans to build a new law school facility on land currently occupied by Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house, commonly known as FeeGee. IU agreed to build a new facility for the fraternity on the 800 block of E 8th St which is …

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Interchange – Saving Place: Passion, Politics and Sustainability in Historic Preservation


This week on Interchange, Saving Place: Passion, Politics and Sustainability in Historic Preservation. Host Trish Kerle’ speaks with Bloomington city council member and small business owner, Chris Sturbaum, and Duncan Campbell, historic preservation consultant, retired associate professor of Architecture and director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at Ball State University about current preservation challenges in Bloomington. Also discussed …

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Council Member Chases Down Alleged Burglars

Early this week Bloomington City Council member Andy Ruff accidentally found himself involved in an issue that confronts the city every holiday season: burglary. Police say the incident, and the foot chase that ensued, resulted in two arrests that appear to have solved a string of east side break-ins. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford has the story for a …

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City Council Lowers Parking Meter Fines

The Bloomington City Council voted yesterday to do away with the stiffest penalties for violating the city’s parking meter rules. Council President Darryl Neher introduced an amendment to city code that set a fine of twenty dollars for all parking meter violations. The amendment removed the escalating fine structure the Council passed earlier this year, which would have resulted in …

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Bloomington City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Same-Sex Marriage in Response to HJR6

The Bloomington City Council passed a resolution in support of same-sex marriage yesterday. The four-page resolution was a response to House Joint Resolution 6, which seeks to add a same-sex marriage ban to the Indiana Constitution. One of the resolution’s sponsors, Council Member Susan Sandberg, defended the council’s choice to take a position on the issue. “This is the right …

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Parks and Rec Requests Million Dollar Budget Increase

The Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Bloomington has announced that it is going to request an appropriation from City Council for nearly one million dollars, above and beyond its allocated budget, to undertake needed repairs to the grounds and facilities under the department’s care. Correspondent David Murphy spoke with Department Director Mick Renneisen about the request, for …

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Daily Local News – October 24, 2013

Bloomington City Council discusses changing the city’s rules regarding historic districts because of a state law; Bloomington’s NAACP branch continues to take on the War on Drugs, and its effects on the local black community with a forum; Eight Medical Corporation has relocated its offices from St. Paul, Minnesota to Bloomington; the Third Annual Bike Summit, a yearly event the …

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City Residents Lobby for Recycling Facility

A City Council discussion yesterday about next year’s budget for the city of Bloomington turned into a forum of support for a major recycling project. When the council asked for comment on the budget, five members of the public spoke in favor of building a materials recovery facility, or a MRF. A MRF would process recyclables locally, theoretically allowing local …

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Daily Local News – September 23, 2013

A report released today entitled “No Progress” from the Indiana Institute for Working Families shows there has been no significant change in the poverty rate for the state; A law that requires increased reporting from Bloomington’s pawn shops passed the City Council September 18th; The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center is making a call for submissions for the 2014 …

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