Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Irvington Community Council September Meeting

The September meeting of the Irvington Community Council was a barn burner, or so we
thought it would be one. With all the energy and time being spent on emails, petitions, and wild conjecture about secret plans for the Children's Guardian Home, we thought we would see more than just over a dozen people at our meeting to discuss
the Guardian Home. We did spend most of the meeting discussing what has happened so far (some really exciting possibilities) in this process of trying to recommend to the City new uses for the facility and no one seemed to object to the Guardian Home
Re-Use Committees work or the Council's participation in the process. There were a few people who spoke of rumors or fears they have of the Guardian Home becoming some sort of detention facility. They offered nothing beyond conjecture. And there was no petition offered as promised. We will say to you what was said to everyone at our meeting, go to the Re-Use Committee meetings and see for yourself. All of these meeting have been open to the public and you are encouraged attend. The next meeting is Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:00pm at the Guardian Home.

The remaining few minutes of our meeting went very quickly, updates on a wide variety of subjects. The Council did agree to play a key role in finding a
consensus on the community wants at Ellenberger Park. The first notice for the first meeting towards that end is below. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

The next meeting of the Irvington Community Council is October 20th at 7:00pm in Fellowship Hall of the Irvington Presbyterian Church.

Ellenberger Park Community Meeting

The Irvington Community Council will host a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 6:30pm at the Ellenberger Park Ice Rink to discuss recent closures and the future of Ellenberger. Recent dialog between the Irvington Community Council, IndyParks, and our City-County Councilors, Ben Hunter and Mary Moriarty Adams, has reopened discussion of the future of Ellenberger Park facilities. The Irvington Community Council wants to hear from you, the users of the Ellenberger Park, the residents of Irvington and other Eastside communities, about what you see as the future of Ellenberger Park.

Pennsy Trial Ribbon Cutting

Join us along with Mayor Greg Ballard and others for the ribbon cutting on the first section of the Pennsy Trail on Saturday, September 26th at 8:00am. The ceremony will take place on the new Pennsy Trail at the Shadeland bridge. This is a great amenity for the east side, one that will add value to properties adjacent to the trail and encourage a healthy lifestyle for residents.