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Zionsville in brief — October 31, 2017

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Task force appointment – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has announced the appointments and reappointments of several Hoosiers to various state boards and commissions. Zionsville resident Kim Milas was named to the Task Force for Assessment of Services & Supports for People with Intellectual & Other Developmental Disabilities.

Interstate improvements – A $47 million patching and resurfacing project is under way along I-65 from one mile south of U.S. 52 in Lebanon to nearly 3.5 miles south of State Road 38 in Lafayette. The project also includes replacing the decks on the State Road 47 bridge and on the Tippecanoe County Road 900 and 1000 East bridges over I-65. The project is scheduled to be complete in October 2018.

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.

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: Nov. 16, 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.

Candy buy back – Martine Dentistry, 7635 E. Stonegate Dr., will hold a candy buy back from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 6. Kids can bring in Halloween candy to sell to Dr. Martine for $1 per pound. Dr. Martine will then ship the candy to Operation Gratitude for distribution to troops.

Suicide prevention training – Chaucie’s Place will offer a suicide prevention training session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at 4607 E. 106th St., Carmel. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer and was developed specifically to detect and respond to anyone emitting suicide warning signs. Cost is $15. Visit EventBrite.com to register.

Youth volunteer nominations sought –The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Indiana’s top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards through Nov. 7 if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available at spirit.prudential.com and nassp.org/spirit.

Waste Management board meeting – The Boone County Solid Waste Management District Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at the County Annex Building, 116 W. Washington St., Room 105, Lebanon.

Lunch and Learn On the Road – Boone County Senior Services announces the 2017 lineup for Lunch and Learn On the Road. Lunch and Learn On the Road is for people age 60 and over who would like to travel with us by motor coach to see different parts of our state and learn something new, plus enjoy a special meal. The next event will be held Nov. 29. We will travel to Elkhart to explore the Ruthmere Mansion. The trip includes a lunch tea, entertainment, Christmas décor galore, and more. There are stairs on this trip – no ramps or elevators. Learn more at booneseniors.org.

Legislative internships – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session. Internships are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors. This paid program during the spring semester gives college students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators while seeing firsthand how laws are made. To complete an application, visit IndianaHouseRepublicans.com. Applications are due by Oct. 31.

Public comments needed – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization is seeking public comments on Central Indiana’s 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan. The public is invited to review and comment on the plan, which can be found online at Draft-2045-LRTP, at several area public libraries, local government offices or the MPO offices at 200 E. Washington St., Suite 2322, Indianapolis. Comments can be made online in the document or by phone to Stephanie Belch at 317-327-7599 or email at stephanie.belch@indympo.org. The deadline for comments is midnight Nov. 9.

Ice cream shop to open – Fundae’s Ice Cream is set to open in Whitestown on March 1, 2018. The shop will be located at 7157 E. Whitestown Pkwy. Fundae’s will serve 32 flavors of ice cream and their inventory will rotate. Their ice cream comes straight from Madison, Wisconsin and is a super-premium blend made with real Wisconsin cream, which provides a creamy, smooth taste.

Building permits decreased – The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI) announced that in the Greater Indianapolis nine-county area, single-family building permits slipped 5 percent last month with 442 permits compared to September 2016.  However, 4,708 new home permits have been cumulatively issued compared to 4,447 last year, positively posting a 6 percent increase year-to date.

New Advisory Council forming – The Indiana Dept. of Revenue invites tax professionals, attorneys, business stakeholders, advocates and scholars statewide to be considered for appointment to the first-ever Commissioner’s Advisory Council to provide valuable input on tax administration for the state. Twelve members will be selected for two-year appointments. The council will meet quarterly beginning in late January. Applications are available at in.gov/dor/5739.htm and are due by Dec. 1.


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