Carmel in brief – August 24, 2020 • Current edition
Contribution of Bear Creek Park is sought – Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation invites the public to participate in a public consultation meeting on September 1 to learn about the community’s vision for Bear Creek Park at 146th Street and Shelborne Road. The public workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Jill Perelman Pavilion in West Park, 3000 W. 116th St. CCPR and its consultant will collect public input through workshops and focus groups to develop the master plan. of Bear Creek Park, giving priority to the park. amenities and programs valued by the community.
CPD joins the working group – On August 17, the Indianapolis Crime Gun Intelligence Center became a regional task force known as the Indiana Crime Guns Task Force, which includes the Carmel Police Department. As part of the team, CPD will work with other agencies in central Indiana to track criminal violence that travels beyond county lines and throughout the state. Members of this task force will tackle violent crime in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan, Johnson and Shelby counties.
HCLA leader resigns – Hamilton County Leadership Academy Executive Director Andrea Marley has resigned. His last day with HCLA will be September 8. She has been an employee of HCLA since 2018 and has served as Executive Director since 2020. A search will begin immediately for a new Executive Director.
Thefts from parking garages – On August 8, the Carmel Police Department received reports of multiple thefts from vehicles in the North and South parking lots of Midtown. The person pictured exited a green 2016 Ford F-150 truck with a Wisconsin license plate and is wanted for questioning. The vehicle had already been declared stolen. Anyone with information is urged to contact CPD at 317-571-2500 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477. CPD reference file number 2021-53908 and 2021-53879.
State appointments – Governor Eric J. Holcomb has appointed several Carmelite residents to state boards and commissions. Cheryl Ackerman, Chief Financial Officer of Proteus, has been appointed to the advisory board of the All Payer Claims database; Michael Lucas of Barnes & Thornburg has been appointed to the board of directors of Indiana Bond Bank; and John Duffy, director of Carmel Utilities, was appointed to the Task Force on Investing in Wastewater Infrastructure and Serving Under-Served Areas.
Cherish Our Children Gala – The Indiana Center for Youth Abuse and Suicide Prevention will host the Treasure Our Children Gala on September 25 at the 502 East Event Center in Carmel. Doors open at 6:30 pm and dinner is served at 7:30 pm The event will feature live music, an auction and more. Learn more at indianaprevention.org.
Learn more about solar panels – Solarize ECI, a grassroots community group affiliated with Solarize Indiana, will hold a free virtual meeting at 6:30 p.m. on August 30 to provide information on the federal tax credit for installing solar panels on homes, structures agricultural and business locations. The 30-minute presentation will be followed by an hour of questions and answers. Register at facebook.com/solarizeECI.
Resources for Veterans – Helping Veterans and Families is holding its annual Stand Down event from noon to 3 pm Sept. 9 at the Indiana National Guard Armory, 3912 W. Minnesota St. in Indianapolis. The open fair will offer information on the resources and services available to veterans, including food, clothing, hygiene items, employment services, financial counseling, VA benefit assistance and more. Again.
Webinar on invasive plants – The Hamilton County Invasive Partnership is hosting a free online webinar at 1 p.m. on August 26 covering emerging invasive plants in central Indiana. Mary Welz, Regional Invasive Species Cooperative Management Specialist for Southern Indiana, will guide participants through the identification and context of species to watch and reporting options. Register at hcinvasives.org.
Help with homework – A new school year added video tutoring services to help middle and high school students better understand their math and science homework through the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s free AskRose homework help program. Rose-Hulman tutors are available Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for tutoring sessions to help Grades 6 to 12 students by video, phone call, email or chat. Tutors can be accessed through the AskRose website, AskRose.org, or by calling 877-275-7673.
Golf fundraising – AECOM Hunt will hold its annual charity golf outing on September 9 in support of the Indianapolis Assistance League. The organizers accept sponsorships and donations. Learn more about alindy.org/charity-golf-outing.html.
Puppies & Pints – Clay Terrace hosts the fifth annual Pups & Pints ââSeries from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday of each month through October at the Mall’s Dog Park, 14395 Clay Terrace Blvd. Participants can socialize with other dog owners at the free event and purchase beer at the Bier Brewery. Water will be available for the puppies.
Bike sharing resumes – The Carmel Bike Share program has been relaunched under a new supplier, Movatic. To access the bikes, users need to download an app from Movatic. Bikes cost $ 1.50 per half hour to rent with a cap of $ 24 for a maximum period of 24 hours. An annual fee of $ 30 includes unlimited rides under an hour, with overtime billed at $ 1.50 per half hour to a maximum of $ 24 for a maximum period of 24 hours.
Advantages of the pedal – Hamilton County Tourism’s Pedal Perks promotion returned this month for its fourth year. The goal is to encourage locals and visitors to explore Hamilton County by bike. From May 1 to October 31, more than 30 participating Hamilton County businesses are offering offers and discounts redeemable on a smartphone. Visit PedalPerks.org to learn more and to register.
Need for host families – ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to welcome students aged 15 to 18 for the next academic year. Students come from all over the world and have received scholarships to study in the United States. To learn more or to complete an application to become a foster family, call 1-800-736-1760 or visit host.asse.com.
Weed hunters – The Hamilton County Invasive Species Partnership will be launching Weed Wranglers events to eliminate invasive species in various locations this year. Volunteers will learn how to manage a targeted invasive species and work as part of a collaborative effort to improve a natural area. Learn more at hcinvasives.org/weedwrangle. Registration is compulsory.
Appointments at the merchant bank – The Merchants Bank of Indiana has appointed Mark Harville, vice president, business development manager for small business administration, and John Rinker, vice president, business banking. Harville joined Merchants Bank as an Investment Banker in 2018. Prior to joining Merchants, he spent 12 years at PNC Bank working with small businesses and commercial clients in a variety of capacities. Rinker will work with small businesses and large commercial enterprises, providing business loans, depository services and more for organizations across the United States.
MAHC President appointed – The local non-profit Merchants Affordable Housing Corp. announced that Bruce R. Baird will be its President and CEO. Baird has been involved with MAHC for over seven years, having served on the organization’s Board of Directors since 2014 and as Chairman of the Board since April 2019. In his new role, Baird will assume a key leadership role. for all service and consulting initiatives within MAHC, as well as the company’s partner project, HomeNow Indy, in partnership with the City of Indianapolis and the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention.
Haven Technologies opens a warehouse – Haven Technologies, based in Carmel, opened a warehouse in Ontario. This is the company’s third international installation. Haven Technologies has four warehouses around the world to receive, store, distribute and ship ISOtunes products to its customers.
The level of advice changes to orange – The Indiana State Department of Health changed Hamilton County’s COVID-19 advisory level from yellow to orange. This means that the community spread is medium to high and the county has a score of 2.0 or higher on the GDI surveillance scale. To achieve a score of 2.0, a county must have 100 to 199 weekly cases per 100,000 population and an all-test seven-day positivity rate of 10 to 14.9 percent. The vast majority of those who fall ill with COVID-19 are not vaccinated. Although there have been a number of groundbreaking cases among those who were fully vaccinated, most exhibited minor to moderate symptoms and are not often hospitalized.
Blood donation needed – The Versiti Blood Center of Indiana is launching an emergency appeal for blood donations. As the available blood supply has fallen to extremely low levels, communities across the state face a potential crisis with less than a day of vital blood supply available. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Versiti’s mobile blood drives have declined by more than 16,000 units of blood this year, with more than 4,500 units in Indiana alone. Versiti Blood Center has a location in Carmel at 726 Adams St. Suite 150. Make an appointment by calling 317-916-5150 or visit versiti.org/Indiana.