11 Oct AiroAV Decides Carmel in brief — October 13, 2020
Correction — In the Sept. 29 edition of Current in Carmel, an article on the Carmel Cleanup Crew misstated the number of trees to be planted at its Oct. 5 tree planting event. The group partnered with Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation to plant 100 trees.
Street commissioner to retire — City of Carmel Street Commissioner Dave Huffman will retire Oct. 30 after a 32-year career overseeing the maintenance of the city’s transportation network. The street commissioner is responsible for maintaining more than 544 miles of streets and 134 roundabouts while improving streetscape aesthetics. Operations Manager Terry Killen will become the next commissioner.
New ER, urgent care center — Riverview Health Emergency Room & Urgent Care will open its third combined, freestanding emergency room and urgent care facility in Hamilton County at 7 a.m. Oct. 19 at 10830 N. Michigan Rd. in Carmel. The Riverview Health Emergency Room & Urgent Care locations are built and operated in partnership with Intuitive Health. ER services will be available 24/7, while urgent care billing hours will be from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. All patients are examined by an ER-trained physician and cared for by ER staff, regardless of the level of care they need. Learn more at ERUC.Riverview.org.
CHS golfer places second — Carmel High School freshman Michaela Headlee placed second with rounds of 76 and 71 for a 147 total Oct. 2-3 in the Indiana High School Athletic Association Girls Golf State Finals at Prairie View Golf Club. Headlee finished one shot behind champion Macy Beeson from Lapel. The Greyhounds finished third in the team completion behind champion Evansville North and second place Homestead.
Community Days at co-working space — Nexus Impact Center, 9511 Angola Ct. in Indianapolis, is hosting a week-long Community Days event Oct. 12 to 17 with daily open house tours for people who are still working from home but want to get out and work in a co-working community or get off of Zoom and meet in a clean and open space that enables social distancing. Various activities are planned to allow current members to invite guests during the week. To ensure social distancing participants must sign up in advance for most activities. Learn more at nexusimpactcenter.org/resources/community-days.
School board candidate forum — The Carmel Education Foundation will host “Conversation with Candidates,” a Carmel Clay School Board Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 20. The event will be live-streamed on Carmel Education Foundation’s Facebook Live page from the Carmel High School Auditorium but will not be open to the public because of social distancing guidelines.
Bond refinancing — The City of Carmel recently completed the refinance of two outstanding bond issues, a move that will save the city more than $16.9 million in total interest savings. The bonds were priced on Sept. 23 and the taxable interest rate on the refunding bonds was 1.99 percent, a rate that reflects the city’s AA bond rating by S&P Global Corporation.
Farm bill programs ranking — The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District has been asked to organize and conduct a local working group meeting to determine the ranking for the 2020 Farm Bill Programs through the Natural Resources Conservation Service. A discussion will be held after the regularly scheduled board meeting at 8 a.m. Oct. 22. All persons that have interest in land located in Hamilton County are welcome to attend. Email [email protected] for a link to participate. Provide input without attending the meeting by contacting Angie Garrison at [email protected] Input is due by Oct. 20.
Beekeepers Club — North Central Beekeepers Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Cool Creek Nature Center in Westfield, with socializing starting at 6 p.m. Inspection of club hives begins at 5:30 p.m. for anyone wanting to learn or help. Meetings are free to attend in person or online by all levels of beekeepers located centrally north of Indianapolis. Those interested in becoming beekeepers are welcome. For more, visit the club’s page on Facebook.
Election information — The nonpartisan League of Women Voters has updated Vote411.org to provide information about the fall elections. Topics include absentee voting, registering to vote, candidate information, polling locations and more. Learn more about the local LWV chapter at facebook.com/LWVofHamiltonCountyIndiana.
Spirit of Community applications — Through Nov. 10, Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals are calling on Indiana youth volunteers to apply for scholarships and national recognition through The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Indiana students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2021 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteering within the past 12 months — virtually or otherwise. Learn more and fill out the application at spirit.prudential.com.
Tri Kappa scholarship — Tri Kappa is offering up to $9,000 in scholarships to female high school seniors from Carmel and Westfield. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, extra curricular activities and a commitment to community service. Apply by Nov. 1. Learn more at forms.gle/AwqYC1ys88VdT7GF6.
COVID-19 complaint line — The Hamilton County Health Dept. has established a COVID-19 complaint line at 317-776-8237. Callers are asked to limit complaints to employees and staff at restaurants, bars and food stores not complying with the mask mandate. Complaints related to patrons of these establishments should be directed to the business owner.
Best and Brightest nominations — Junior Achievement of Central Indiana is seeking nominations for its 17 annual Indy’s Best and Brightest event, which will honor 100 of central Indiana’s most outstanding young professionals, age 40 and younger, in 10 industry categories. One winner from each category will be announced in March 2021. Visit indysbestandbrightest.org to make a nomination through Nov. 20.
Scholarships available — Midwest Academy has scholarship opportunities available for children in third through fifth grade. The population MWA serves generally includes students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, high-functioning autism, receptive and/or expansive language or processing challenges resulting in school anxiety. A major change like remote learning can be extremely challenging for a student who has come to feel safe in their school environment. For more information about admissions at Midwest Academy, contact Katie Erdmanis at [email protected].
Adoption event — Tom Wood Subaru and the ASPCA and Indiana Humane Services are presenting the Love Them for Life adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10. Numerous organizations will be on site with adoptable cats and dogs. Free…