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INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, some areas of the city experienced 4.5 inches of rainfall in just three hours, which caused trouble for many commuters and residents; however, many neighborhoods across Indianapolis experience flooding and drainage issues year-round.


“We know that flooding and drainage issues are a challenge for residents,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “I’ve heard all about it when talking with people at Mayor’s Nights Out and other public meetings. The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) has been working hard to address these issues, but more work needs to be done. As we’ve seen this week, our drainage system is in serious need of upgrade and repair. That’s why I’ve created the new RebuildIndy initiative to further address these and other infrastructure issues that are much needed.”


RebuildIndy is Mayor Ballard’s initiative to restore deteriorating thoroughfares, residential streets, sidewalks and bridges, as well as address neighborhood drainage and flooding issues and demolish unsalvageable abandoned homes that pose a public safety threat to neighborhoods. Infrastructure improvements will create local jobs and ultimately increase public safety for neighborhoods and residents, which will make Indianapolis a more livable city.


Click here to view the entire June 23, 2010 "DPW WORKS TO ADDRESS FLOODING AND DRAINAGE ISSUES" Press Release on this downloadable PDF:




Subject: Information regarding CrimeWatch measures for community

To each of you, with the impending bad weather, as CrimeWatch Coordinators, Block Captains and Concerned Neighbors:

Please make sure that you are staying safe,

  • When home, be very careful when you answer a door or phone, not toput your security in jeopardy.
  • Check on neighbors regularly to make sure the are safe and well, especially the elderly.
  • If you become concerned about the welfare of a Senior or child, do not hesitate call the police. You just may safe a life.
  • Make you home looked lived in, mail and papers picked up, trash set out, snow shoveled from walk and drive.
  • Make sure to have a “just in case” home emergency kit together, with items such as a working flashlight, extra batteries, foods that do not require heating. Cellular phones and cordless phones charged, (if power goes out) do you have a hardwired telephone you can use in your home. (cordless will not work if no power.)
  • If you have children in the home, make sure to have extra batteries in for their games, and and keep them charged. You can include laptops and other such computer equipment in this also.
  • If you have to be out keep a means of communication in working order, and with you at All times.
  • Keep an emergency kit in the vehicle also.
  • Make sure someone knows your itinerary if traveling.
  • Don’t forget about your pets, make sure they have food and drinkable fresh water, as well as a warm place to stay.
  • If you are out in the weather make sure to dress in layers and do not over do, take breaks and stay hydrated.

If you have questions please feel free to contact me or go to: www.redcross.org


Shirley Purvitis, ICCPS
CrimeWatch/Crime Prevention Specialist
North District
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department


Fraud Alert: Seller Beware


Attorney General Greg Zoeller warns of an emerging trend where classified advertisers are being targeted by con artists posing as potential buyers. The potential buyer scam typically involves an individual expressing interest in your vehicle or merchandise posted for sale. The majority of inquiries come from outside of the U.S. and are nearly untraceable.


What you can do to ensure a potential buyer is legit:

  • When posting an ad, be leery of anyone offering to pay more for your item than the listed price. This is often the first sign of a fake check scam.
  • Never accept or transfer money from a Cashiers Check or Money Order. Let the buyer know that you will be waiting for the bank to finalize the funds which may take up to four weeks.
  • Investigate your buyer and talk by phone or meet in a public place to discuss important details of the transaction, such as payment and condition of the item.
  • DO NOT ship or release interest in your merchandise until you are confident that the funds have cleared or you have the money in cash.
  • Be cautious of offers to buy an item sight-unseen.

Online and print classified ads can be safe ways to buy, sell and trade items. Remembering to practice a few precautions can help eliminate your risk of becoming scammed.

Visit www.IndianaConsumer.com for more information on avoiding frauds and scams.


Shirley Purvitis, ICCPS
CrimeWatch/Crime Prevention Specialist
North District
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department


Urgent! - Sewer Drains:


We have some serious drainage issues that need to be addressed in our area, and it involves you because the drainage ditch is adjacent to your property.

We have been working with DPW to get all of the storm drains cleaned out, but we also have to do our part. If you look at the drainage ditch adjacent to your property, you will see that some of it has been mowed down; there are other areas that still need to be mowed down. If you can’t mow yours down or you need help to do so, please let me know and we will get you some help! Please help your neighborhood and your neighbors by doing your part to keep the storm drains and drainage ditches clean of tree limbs, stumps, trash & debris and keep the grass cut in the ditch so that water can flow freely from the streets and our yards to the creek! Is there a law about this?

The Drainage and Sediment Control Ordinance (Chapter 561, Sec. 561-211) states; “The owner of the property is responsible for maintenance of the property’s drainage facilities. The granting of an easement to the City of Indianapolis does not alter the property owner’s duty to maintain the property’s drainage facilities”.


For more information, please call your Holida Civic League President
Bob Merrill @ 257-3059



Get Your Streets Repaved:


If anyone would like to see if we can get their street repaved in the coming year or two, please email us the name of the street and I will have it submitted to the City – County Council via our representative for our area.



Holida Neighborhood Association, Inc. (formerly the Holida Civic League)

- member of the Crooked Creek Community Council, Inc. (C4)

Indianapolis. IN | phone: (317) 257-3059

e-mail: questions@holidaneighbor.com


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