Zionsville in brief — January 2, 2017

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Correction – In the Dec. 12 edition of Current in Zionsville, a photo accompanying Don Knebel’s column about Les Invalides was cropped to not show Les Invalides. This is the correct version.

Wilcoxson sentenced – Damoine Wilcoxson has been sentenced to 37 years in prison with an additional 3-year suspended sentence to be served on probation. Wilcoxson was convicted of two counts of Attempt Murder (Level 1 Felony) and one count of Criminal Recklessness (Level 5 Felony). Wilcoxson is also charged with the murder of a Zionsville man but has not gone to trial for that case yet.

Broadband ready ordinance – The Zionsville Town Council unanimously passed an ordinance declaring the Town of Zionsville as a broadband-ready community. The certification demonstrates that a community has taken steps to reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure investment. The ordinance states that the Town will comply with certain project standards relating to broadband issues.

Coffee With a Cop – The Zionsville Police Department invites the public to Coffee With a Cop at 9 a.m. on Jan. 24 at McDonald’s, 50 Brendon Way. Community members can meet with officers, ask questions and learn more about the department’s work.

Development review – The Boone County Economic Development Corporation announced that 14 companies chose to expand or locate in Boone County in 2017. These companies anticipate hiring more than 1,800 people and investing more than $193 million in the community over the next few years. These deals are expected to bring a tax impact of more than $14 million.

Century Club Donation – Zionsville Century Club member Gary Weisenbach presents Theresa Hanners, Executive Director of the Caring Center a check for $11,600. The Caring Center was the club’s recipient for their fourth quarter Give where you Live donation. To learn more about Zionsville Century Club, visit zionsvillecenturyclub.com.

Library programs – Read Box: The City of Ember, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Eat pizza, discuss the book, see the movie and compare. Book checkouts are available at the Youth Reference Desk. Open to students in third through fifth grade with an adult. Register at ZionsvilleLibrary.org.

Park program – Secrets of Snowflakes, 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at Zion Nature Center. Learn about snowflakes, how they form, different types of crystals, and how to preserve them so you can view them later. Bring warm clothes in case it snows. Register at naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov.

Storm sewer improvements – Construction is scheduled to begin on or after Jan. 2 on Third Street storm sewer improvements. Calumet Civil Contractors, Inc. will replace aging and undersized storm sewers between Oak and Walnut streets. Additionally, storm sewers will be replaced on Cedar Street between Second Street and Third streets and on Second Street just north and south of Cedar Street. The project is expected to be completed in the spring. Area roads will remain open during construction though some temporary closures and traffic limitations are expected.

REMC Board seats available – At the spring annual meeting of Boone REMC, members will elect one director per district to represent Districts 4, 5, and 6. Boone REMC members residing in districts 4, 5, and 6 who are interested in running must complete a petition packet. It can be downloaded at bremc.com/category/co-op-events/. Members may also pick up a packet at the REMC office, located at 1207 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon. Petitions must be signed by no less than three percent of the account holders of record in the district for which a candidate is seeking election and must be received in the co-op’s office by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 9.

STEM fest 2018 – The Indiana Pacers will host STEM Fest 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This interactive event is open to students of all ages and their families. It is a great opportunity to learn how science, technology, engineering and mathematics are used in sports and other careers. Cost is $10 per person and includes admission to the Pacers game. Order online at nba.com/pacers/stem-fest-2018-family-orders by Jan 12.

Father-son breakfast – Fathers and sons are invited to Zionsville All-Pro Dad’s Day Breakfasts. These monthly gatherings provide some father-son quality time while hearing great speakers at the same time. Meetings run from 7 to 8 a.m. at Zionsville Community High School on the following dates: Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15 and April 19. Cost is $15 for each father-son pair, $3 for additional guests. RSVP to 317-345-3208.

Recycle Christmas trees – To recycle live Christmas trees after the holidays, residents have several options. Please bring only bare trees, not bagged. Trees are not to be dumped in any Zionsville parks.

1. Earth and Turf Partners – 317-733-6499

2. GreenCycle – 317-769-5668

3. Boone County Resource Recovery – 317-769-4223

Christmas lights recycling – From now until Jan. 15, Akard True Value will accept old Christmas lights whether they work or not. Gathered lights will be recycled with C.A.R.S. (Child Adult Resource Services) to help build a cleaner environment and create opportunities for people with significant disabilities who want jobs and take pride in what they do.

Project Good – Current in Zionsville is looking to feature local residents doing good deeds in the community through the monthly Project Good photo column. If you have a suggestion or would like to be featured, please contact storytellingministries@gmail.com or annmarie@youarecurrent.com.

INDOT summer internships available – INDOT is accepting applications for Governor’s Summer Internships paying $11.30 per hour. The internships focus on many areas of study, including engineering, business, communications, finance, project management, and construction. Students must have completed one year of college to be eligible. Application deadline is Jan. 12. For more, visit in.gov/spd/3165.htm.

Avoid identity theft – The Indiana Dept. of Revenue wants Hoosiers to take steps to avoid identity theft and credit fraud. If your identity is stolen, the first thing you should do is freeze your credit to prevent new accounts from being opened in your name. The DOR has a website with resources to help. Visit IN.gov and click on Help and Resources for links to various documents and toolkits.

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