For the fifth year in a row, the City of Bloomington is offering residents a chance to win a free home energy assessment, worth several hundred dollars. For this year’s “Beat the Meter Blitz” program, fifty assessments will be awarded. In the past, only owner-occupied homes were eligible. This year, renters can also benefit from the program as long as they have the landlord’s permission. These free home energy audits will be awarded by lottery. Applications can be made by emailing name, address, phone number and whether or not the property is a rental to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 812-349-3837. The deadline for applying is Monday, November 10th.
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The City of Bloomington Sanitation Division announced a three-hour delay for sanitation services, due to the National Weather Service’s Wind Chill Advisory. City administrators and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union representatives decided the best solution for the safety of workers and for sanitation services was to delay rather than to cancel. Services will begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. rather than 5 a.m. If the weather is still beyond safety guidelines at 8:00, a new decision will be made to further delay or cancel. Apart from the sanitation department delay, Communications Director for the City of Bloomington Adam Wason says that all city offices will be open and running during normal business hours.
“Bloomington will be up and running tomorrow, the sanitation department will be on a three-hour delay,” said Wason. “The first and foremost thing we always think about is the safety of our workers. If temperatures are at an unsafe level for them to perform their normal job duties, that’s when we make the call.”
Late this afternoon Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard announced that all government offices would be closed due to predictions of extreme cold, but Wason says that the local administration previewed tomorrow’s forecast and took the temperatures into consideration.
“Our understanding of the forecast is it looks like Indianapolis is going to be a bit colder than what Bloomington will be in the morning here tomorrow, so we will have all employees reporting to work tomorrow as a typical work day.”
MCCSC has not yet put out a notice regarding closings or delays for tomorrow, January 28th. Stay tuned to WFHB or go online to whfb.org for an updated list of closings and delays in our area.