Sunday, November 20, 2011

CBNA Quarterly Meeting Invitation

Neighbors working together toward common goals . . .

Join us at the next CBNA meeting!

6:30-8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Pinnacle School, 1503 W. Arlington Rd.

Featured guest/speaker: Dorothy Granger
Newly Elected District 2 City Council Representative

Brief updates on CBNA projects, such as the Neighborhood Watch Program, road & infrastructure improvements, and future plans
Discussion with Dorothy Granger
Opportunity to discuss your ideas and concerns

Directions: Pinnacle School--the first driveway on the left on Arlington Rd., just past the intersection of Arlington, 17th, and Monroe Sts. We will meet in the first building on your left (as you enter).  Park in marked spaces or on the side of the driveway to the left. Need a ride? Write to or call 336-8246.

Crescent Bend Neighborhood Association 
Organized June, 2010

Executive Committee Members
Carrie Winkel, Chair,, 339-3661
David Devitt,, 333-1579
Sharon Roualet,, 334-3170
Sue Tuohy,, 336-8246

If you wish to receive future announcements and are not on our email distribution list, please send an email with your name and preferred email address to If you don’t have internet access, please call 336-8246 and leave your name and phone number on the message machine.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Please Contact Council Members about Road Improvements

The Bloomington City Council will vote on the 2012 budget on September 27 and October 5.  The budget includes funding for the proposed roundabout at the K intersection (Arlington, W. 17th, & Monroe). Funding for this improvement may be in jeopardy because some council members are considering voting against it. 

Please join us by speaking up! Contact City Council members and ask them to support funding for this roundabout project--if possible, before the September 27 meeting. You could call, write a letter, or send an email to express your opinion and to explain why you think the proposed roundabout is needed.  Also consider attending the upcoming City Council meeting next week.

When writing your emails or letters, consider some the following issues, in addition to other concerns you have:
1) This intersection is one of the most confusing in the City, it isn’t safe, and it has a high accident rate.
2) Traffic at the intersection has increased dramatically, and the intersection is unable to accommodate—safely at least—this traffic. 
3) Three high-density housing complexes and three schools—Tri-North Middle, Pinnacle, and Head Start—are within a quarter of a mile of this intersection.  Apart from increased automobile and pedestrian traffic, school buses and parents must drive to and from the schools.  Thus, the safety issues also have increased dramatically.
4) The proposed roundabout is designed to fix multiple problems, including the need for significant re-grading, accommodating a steep grade, moving utilities, and solving flooding problems due to storm drainage runoff.  Thus, the project costs cover both the construction of a roundabout and solutions to these problems. And the design meets the engineering requirements of the Indiana Department of Transportation, which will cover 80% of the costs for the projects.
5) The roundabout was promised in writing as part of the City Legal Department’s negotiations related to the development of Crescent Pointe.

Contact information for your letters, emails, or phone calls
City Council (as a whole): 349-3409; 401 N Morton St. Ste. 110. Bloomington IN 47402;
Individual council members, particularly those marked with a *:
Susan Sandberg: President & At-Large Representative: (H) 332-2564; (W) 349-3409;
*Andy Ruff: Vice President & At-Large Representative: (H) 334-2160; (W) 349-3409;
*Timothy Mayer: Councilmember At-Large: (H) 332-5269;
Chris Sturbaum (already in favor of funding the roundabout): Our District I Representative: (H) 336-9171; (W) 349-3409;
*Brad Wisler: District II Representative: (H) 391-2734; (W) 349-3409;
Michael Statterfield District III Representative, (H) 333-0898; (W) 349-3409;
Dave Rollo: District VI Representative: (H)339-7916;
Isabel Piedmont-Smith, District V Representative: (H) 333-8489; (W) 349-3409;
Stephen Volan, District VI Representative: (H) 333-0900;
Mayor Mark Kruzan: Office of the Mayor, 401 N Morton St., Ste 210 , Bloomington IN 47404 ; 349-3406;

City Council Meeting Schedule: 7:30 in the Council Chambers, 401 N. Morton St:

Sept. 21: Three Crescent Bend Neighborhood Association members attended this meeting and read a letter to the Council during the Public Comment period.
Wednesday, Sept. 27: The first discussion of the roundabout, where recommendations will be made for the final vote next week. This is where the most discussion will occur about roundabouts and this is where Crescent Bend members need to speak up.
Oct. 5, Wednesday: This will be the final vote on the budget.

Thank you in advance for your efforts! And we look forward to seeing you at the next City Council meeting. If you have questions or wonder why we feel this infrastructure improvement is important, contact a Crescent Bend Executive Committee Member:
Carrie Winkel, Chair,, 339-3661
Dave Devitt,, 333-1579
Dustin Devitt,, 334-8420
Sharon Roualet,, 334-3170

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Please join us at the next meeting of the Crescent Bend Neighborhood Association (CBNA)

6:30-8:00 pm, Thursday, September 8, 2011
Pinnacle School, 1503 W. Arlington Rd.
Featured speaker: Susie Johnson, Director of Public Works, City of Bloomington
6:30: Susie Johnson, Director of Public Works, City of Bloomington , will talk with us about plans for two intersections within the CBNA boundaries (at the corners of Vernal Pike and Crescent, and of 17th, Monroe , and Arlington ) and other topics related traffic issues and infrastructure within our neighborhood. There will be time for questions and discussion.
7:30: General Business Meeting:
Updates on CBNA projects, including the Neighborhood Watch Program, successes, and future plans
Opportunity to raise your concerns and ideas
Location: Pinnacle School, 1503 W. Arlington Rd. The first driveway on the left on Arlington Rd. , just past the intersection of Arlington , 17th, and Monroe Sts. We will meet in the first building on your left (as you enter).
There is ample parking. It’s best to park on the side of the driveway to your left (when entering). If you need transportation, please write to or call 336-8246.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program

If anyone within CBNA is willing to tackle this 12 step process, here is the link to download the document.

Also, more importantly, CBNA now has "NOT FOR PROFIT" status with a business ID from the IRS.  This has enabled us to set up a free business account at the bank and any donations from individuals or businesses, to our association, are tax deductible. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

WE WON!!!! City Council Neighborhood Enhancement Award 2011

Hi Carrie!
Congratulations on being the winner of the 2011 City Council Neighborhood Enhancement Award as a part of the Blooming Neighborhoods Celebration!

This year the Blooming Neighborhood Awards will be presented at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. This will give the public the opportunity to share in the event via CATS coverage.
Please let me know who will be accepting the award on behalf of the neighborhood. You will also be presented with your $100.00 check as the winner of the City Council Neighborhood Enhancement Award.

I ask that you bring your award to the Blooming Neighborhood Celebration on Saturday, June 4th, 9 to noon to share with the other neighborhoods about the remarkable folks in Crescent Bend who came together to start a neighborhood association and all of the projects you have taken on to make your neighborhood a better place to live.                     
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Vickie Provine
Program Manager
Housing and Neighborhood Development
City of Bloomington
fax 812-349-3582