Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v07n08)
Letters to the Editor - Sharon Butsch Freeland
posted: Apr. 16, 2010
To the Editor:
While the April Fools' Day edition of The Gazette contained a number of humorous offerings, presumably the Letter to the Editor published on page 7 of that issue was serious. If the letter was not a joke, I am writing to correct misinformation contained in it. About three-fourths of the way into the letter, the writer stated the following:
"Earlier this year, at the urging of the BRVA, the City's Department of Pubic Works removed much of this soil-holding vegetative screen along Broad Ripple Avenue to open up the view, primarily for motorists."
For the record, at no time has the Broad Ripple Village Association urged the City's Department of Public Works to remove any vegetation on the banks of the White River along Broad Ripple Avenue.
The BRVA has contacted the Compliance and Enforcement Section of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Water and requested that an inspector be sent out to determine what, if any, damage has been caused to the riverbank. The site inspection should occur within ninety days.
The BRVA remains committed to upholding the neighborhood organization's mission, which is "...to support and encourage a spirit of community cooperation in Village development and beautification." This pledge especially holds true when it involves the river that gave The Village its name.
Sharon Butsch Freeland, Executive Director, BRVA