Neighborhood Notes – 10/9/12


Important Information!!

Today is the last day to register to vote!

Voter Registration

Important Voter Registration Dates:

  • May 22, 2012: Voter Registation Opens
  • October 9, 2012: Voter Registration Closes for November 2012 General Election
  • November 6, 2012: General Election Day
  • December 3, 2012: Voter Registration Opens

Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked on or before the above registration deadlines.

You have the right to vote in Indiana, if:

  • You are both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana; and
  • You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election, and
  • You are not currently in prison after being convicted of a crime; and
  • You have lived in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election; and
  • You are registered to vote.

Register to vote online by visiting  Indiana residents with a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued identification card will be able to use this tool to submit a new voter registration application or to update an existing voter registration record.

In addition to registering to vote online, provides Hoosiers with the ability to validate their voter registration status, find their polling place location, look into their provisional ballot status information, find county contact information, and determine “Who’s on My Ballot?” for an upcoming election.

For more information, please see the Indiana Secretary of State, Election Division website. 

Polling Locations

To find your polling location for the general election, visit the Voter Information Portal for the State of Indiana.

Consider offering rides to neighbors if your normal polling place is under construction!  Make it a voting event no matter your political affiliation!

Indy Rezone

Tell Us What You Want Indy!!!

What do You want for your community and how do You want it done?

It’s not everyday that the collective “we” can share our ideas and concerns with respect to how our community should look, feel and function in the future.  The Indy Rezone Team is asking the public to help generate ideas about how to make new development and redevelopment more sustainable, livable, and adaptable through zoning and development regulations, but we need your help to get as

many people to attend this first round of public listening sessions as possible!

•         Patrick, forward to your colleagues and friends
•         Like us on facebook  and follow us on twitter
•         Include in a newsletter or blog – perhaps with an ad or graphic

Here’s a sample post for your personal FB page: Want to influence what Indy will look like in 2030? Join me at Indy Rezone’s Public Listening Sessions Oct 10th or Oct 16th

Each of the remaining sessions will begin with an open house from 5:00 – 6:00 PM; followed by a formal presentation and facilitated exercise from 6:00 – 7:00 PM; and end with an open house from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

Wednesday, October 10 @ North Central High School, Cafeteria (1801 East 86th Street) enter Doors 1, 2 & 4.
Served by IndyGo Route 18.

Tuesday, October 16 @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Student Center (1400 E Hanna Avenue) from Hanna Ave go north on Campus Drive. Served by IndyGo Routes 22 and 31.

All residents, business owners, elected and appointed city officials, neighborhood leaders, developers, and other area stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Transformational Projects for Your Neighborhood!

A request for proposals

Public Allies Indianapolis, a signature AmeriCorps program administered by the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center, is looking for neighborhood based projects in Indianapolis neighborhoods that its members (called Public Allies) can help create, implement, and evaluate over an eight month period. The types of projects of interest are those that seek to strengthen a neighborhood by accessing the assets in the neighborhood and build on those assets to increase the neighborhood’s quality of life in some way. In exchange these projects would allow Public Allies to practice the skills that they bring, or that they have newly acquired while in the Public Ally program. Also, the projects provide an opportunity for the Public Allies to experience working with people different from them in a team environment to fulfill a common goal.

If you would like more information or to submit a proposal by October 15, 2012, please see the announcement located here.

2012 Transformational Projects   

Better Buildings Sweeps Fall Fiesta Contest!

Grand Prize

A fiesta with food catered by a Near Eastside Mexican restaurant (valued up to $400)

About the Contest
We give FREE upgrades to Near Eastside homes to make them more energy efficient and to lower residents’ utility bills.  We’re currently accepting applications, and we need your help!  By taking part in our contest, you can help your neighbors receive important upgrades to their homes, and you can also win a party for your group/organization!

How to Win
The Grand Prize winner must gather a minimum of 40 completed applications.  The contestant with the most applications above 40 by 5pm on November 30th will win the contest.

Contest Dates
Mandatory information sessions for contestants will be held October 8th through October 12th (see schedule below). Applications will be distributed to contestants at the info session.  Contestants may begin soliciting applications on October 15th and must return all applications by November 30th.  Winners will be announced December 7th.

How to Sign Up
Contact Rachel Mattingly at 317-808-2385 or to RSVP for one of the below information sessions. All info sessions will take place at the Better Buildings office at the John H. Boner Community Center at 2236 E. 10thStreet.  If you cannot attend one of the sessions, please contact us to let us know.

  • Monday Oct. 8, 11am-12pm
  • Tuesday Oct. 9, 2-3pm
  • Wednesday Oct. 10, 6-7pm
  • Thursday Oct. 11, 6-7pm
  • Friday Oct. 12, 10-11am

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a nonprofit or community group (church, school, neighborhood association, etc.) on the Near Eastside
  • Must notify Better Buildings Sweeps representatives of intention to compete by October 12, 2012
  • Must attend an info session with a Sweeps representative

For More Information Contact
Rachel Mattingly, Program Manager

Neighborhood Walking Tours!

The Civic Association is coordinating a neighborhood walking tour with several neighborhoods to the 10 East Biz District at 10th & Rural. Windsor Park neighborhood has

been chosen as one of the select neighborhoods. This is an opportunity for residents, old and new, to get to know their neighborhood and neighborhood-serving businesses better. The tour will also feature a visit to see the progress at the Clifford Corners development at 10th & Oakland.
Theme: “What interesting and unique treasures can you find in your neighborhood?” – a scavenger hunt theme

Date/Time: Wednesday 10/24/2012 @ 6pm

Meeting Place: Pogue’s Run Grocer parking lot
Details: We’ll walk the 10 East Biz District so that participants can visit their local businesses and find what treasures are located in their neighborhood. The treasures participants find along the tour route and in businesses will be the answers to the scavenger hunt questions. There will be prizes for individuals with the most correct answers.

Additionally, there will be a friendly competition amongst the participating neighborhoods. The neighborhood with the most attendees at their selected neighborhood tour will get to feature a neighborhood message on the Moon Block Building message board. Be sure to spread the word to your neighbors!

East 10th Street Civic Association –

IMPD East District Taskforce Meeting

10/10/12        6:30pm

11/14/12         6:30pm

Please feel free to direct your inquires about or suggestions for future topic discussions to: Officer Tammie Peters, Community Relations Officer at 327-6267 or

East District Headquarters
201 North Shadeland Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46219
Phone: (317) 327-6200

Cottage Home Neighborhood Block Party

Saturday, October 13, 5 – 11pm

Cottage Home Park – 723 Dorman Street

John H. Boner Community Center Harvest Celebration

Saturday, November 10, 6:30 – 10pm

Marian, Inc.

For more information, see the John H. Boner Community Center website.

Brookside Elementary School #54

Community Council Meeting

Friday October 12,  10 – 11:15am

For more information, please contact Shelia Richardson, Community School Coordinator, at

Neighborhood Meetings

10/17  Windsor Park     6 – 7:30pm     Spades Park Branch Library

10/18  Emerson Heights     6:30 – 8pm     Wallace Street Evangelical Church

10/18  Holy Cross   7 – 8pm   Redevelopment Group Building

10/23  NESCO Board Meeting      6:30 – 8pm     Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center


One thought on “Neighborhood Notes – 10/9/12

  1. Please be aware!! Your polling location pictures on the website linked above may not reflect the location you will be voting at in November.

    I know that my own polling place has pictures of the permanent polling location and not the temporary one which will be used for this election. The address on the website is correct since your polling place might be under construction.

    You can go to this site for an explanation and you can also contact the Marion County Clerk or by calling (317) 327- 4740

    Please tell your neighbors to be aware of their polling location and get the word out so that everyone has the opportunity to vote!

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