By Chris Bavender
The start of the new year will bring changes for six Zionsville neighborhoods as they are transitioned from the Rural Service District to the Urban Service District of the town.
“The neighborhoods will now have police services from the town rather than the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. They also will have all street services from the town rather than the County Highway Dept.,” said Edward Mitro, deputy mayor of the Town of Zionsville. “The town will maintain streets, plow snow and provide such additional services as leaf pickup, brush and limb collection and heavy trash pickup.”
Fire services will remain with the Zionsville Fire Dept. Trash and recycling services will be provided by Ray’s Trash, which provides services to the town. Residents will be billed a monthly fee of $9.90 for each service by the town.
“What this means is that many additional services will be provided that were not previously available to them,” Mitro said. “What it really helps are the neighborhoods and it is the right thing to do.”
Mitro said with tax caps, residents of the affected neighborhoods likely will not see an increase in taxes.
Neighborhoods include Brookhaven, Fieldstone, Courtyard of Zionsville, Shannon Springs, Enclave and Vonterra. A total of 568 households will be affected.
The transition was approved by the Zionsville Town Council in July and will be effective Jan. 1, 2019.