Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY 2011!

This will be the first full year for CBNA....let's make it a fruitful one by working together to make our neighborhood safer, more attractive and a great place in which to live.

News update:

There has been some planning regarding a Clean-up Day in May.  If you have questions or comments about this event, please contact Sharon Roualet.  We would like to make this as fun and "friendly" as possible.



Drivers continue to ignore the "one way" sign on Lindbergh.  I saw a trash truck pulling onto W. 17th going North/the wrong way, recently.  Don Smith, who lives on the corner of Lindbergh and W. 17th, saw a woman pull into Dawn Hewitt's driveway and then proceeded to back onto Lindbergh and then onto W. 17th.  Talk about dangerous!!!!!  Guess she thought as long as she was going backwards.....her car was at least "pointing" in the correct direction.....durrrrrrrrrr!!!!

The removal of the "concrete posts" in the median on Crescent, in my opinion, is a good thing.  Replacing them with more reflective signs which will be less destructive to a vehicle if hit, is also advantageous.  Thank you City of Bloomington, for hearing our opinions and requests, and for responding.


Street lights for W. 17th, from Lindbergh to Monroe, have been addressed with Public Works and Christine Smith.  Chris is looking into getting us 2, and possibly more street lights.  If you feel strongly that you do not want street lights, please let your opinion be known.  It is my understanding that if just one person is against street lights, the entire project will be canceled.


The needed land to complete the improved intersection at Vernal and Crescent has been purchased.  The City engineers have designed and proposed the plans for this project.  Funds  for actual construction will likely be coming from grants and the appropriation should be finalized by this summer.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WHO TO CALL TO REQUEST ROAD TRASH REMOVAL

Community Corrections is in charge of the road crews that pick up the road/highway trash.  The gentleman's name who is in charge of the road crews is Tom Rhodes and his phone number is 349-2005.  Vernal Pike, from Hwy 37 East to Crescent and especially around the intersection  of Crescent and Vernal, was reported today 12/15/10.  This section of roadway, in my opinion, is disgusting.  I actually enjoy some snow because at least it covers the worst of it.  Because of the below freezing temperatures, the crews will not be removing trash until there is a significant increase in temperatures....which is understandable.  However, if you don't see that that area has been picked-up by the end of March....please call him again.

Most of you that will read this blog are responsible enough to pickup trash from your own yard/property.  However, those of us who are "responsible citizens" often have to share in upholding the responsibilities of the "irresponsible, unavailable or unable citizens" that live near us.  Now that we have a neighborhood association, and are striving to better our neighborhood, lets take pride in our surroundings by keeping our yards free of litter.....and that of our neighbor's, if needed.  We will have a clean-up day in the spring when we can work together to remove trash from our properties and from the surrounding area.

Blue bags are available at HAND in the Shower's Building and Sue Tuohy and I have some, as well.  These bags can be placed with your own trash, and will be picked-up by the City, on the regular trash removal day, but these bags do not require a sticker.

A final thought on this subject:  Just seems sort of futile, at least to me, to put time and effort into transforming a large piece of limestone into a thing of beauty, creating such a unique sign(see the pictures of it on this blog), to define our neighborhood, and then placing it in a trash heap.


Carrie Winkel

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Shannon Simpson - Crescent Pointe Manager

Here's Shannon's contact info:
            Property Manager
           Cell (317)362-6688
        Office (812)339-8018
ssimpson@crestlinecommunities.com

Shannon is willing to work with and help the association in numerous ways.  She also says we can use her office, which is a unit/house in Crescent Pointe for quarterly meetings.  Thank you, Shannon, for offering us a much needed place to meet and for being willing to help us as we work toward community enhancing goals in the future.  Remember our next meeting will be in February.  We need to talk about STREET LIGHTS and the Neighborhood Watch Program.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

PINNACLE SCHOOL GETS FEDERAL STIMULUS BOND

According to Saturday, December 4th, 2010's Herald Times, Pinnacle School will be receiving $2.1 million to help fulfill it's campus master plan.  Bloomington City Council Members unanimously signed off on the bond for this project.  The Monroe County commissioners have also green-lighted the bond.  Even though the city and county signed off, the two governments' bond ratings are not affected and neither is on the hook if payments can't be made.  The local governments simply act as a pass-through for the money according to the article by Michael Malik 331-4370/mmalik@heraldt.com.