The Americans With Disabilities Act is in place for a reason, and the town of Zionsville aims to be compliant with it. We applaud that. The town council earlier this year passed a motion to adhere to ADA standards, and now the work to achieve compliance has begun. The town is looking at the most expedient and efficient ways to take a “census” of its sidewalks and streets, the first of several steps that will bring it in line with the act’s expectations. The Indiana Department of Transportation said Zionsville is eligible for funding to help complete the project. At this time, it is unknown if there will be an impact on taxpayers. We urge the town to be thorough and expeditious and its residents to be patient with what we’re certain will be numerous interruptions to vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow.
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We’ve heard from a handful of folks who say they believe Zionsville is losing its small-town ambience. Do you agree? Do you believe growth can be achieved and charm can be retained? What do you see as the best option for that? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We’re adding Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to our list of heroes. By first staunchly and successfully campaigning against mandatory membership in unions for workers and then surviving a recall election, we believe he has the right stuff to eventually make a serious run at the White House. The guy has smarts, guts and determination, all of which, in our view, have been sorely missing components of the modern-day Republican Party. He and Chris Christie, the fast-moving, no-nonsense governor of New Jersey, can lead our parade any day.