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BRVA Spring Public Meeting
posted: Apr. 28, 2017
The Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA) Spring public meeting was held in the auditorium of the Indianapolis Art Center on April 18, 2017, with around 85 in attendance. BRVA president Mark Wolf opened the meeting at 6:30pm.
Mark and other BRVA Board members outlined many accomplishments of the past year, including working with City departments to improve Broad Ripple infrastructure.
BRVA president Mark Wolf
Past president Kent Springer gave an example, "When Louie's Wine Dive was in the midst of remodeling, there was a torrential rain. Broad Ripple Avenue flooded and the whole restaurant got flooded. We met with the Department of Public Works (DPW) downtown and convinced then to do something about Broad Ripple Avenue."
The DPW schedule for sewer work in the area was five years out. The BRVA was able to change that and get an immediate inspection.
"DPW spent a week cleaning the sewers along College and Broad Ripple Avenue, and since that's been done there hasn't been any flooding on Broad Ripple Avenue," explained Kent.
Next, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) Chief Bryan Roach spoke on the focus of the department to reduce violence and to improve the department's relationship to the community.
IMPD North District Commander Joshua Barker detailed the latest crime stats for North District (roughly bounded by Michigan Road, 30th Street, Fall Creek, all south of the 96th Street). Most of the crimes stats dropped and all are lower than the district's average since 2007. (All meeting slides available at www.broadripplegazette.com)
IMPD Chief Bryan Roach
IMPD Chief Bryan Roach introducing North District Commander Joshua Barker.
IMPD North District Commander Joshua Barker
Mark Wolf wrapped up the meeting announcing upcoming events such as the May 12th Spring Art Walk, June 17th Taste of Broad Ripple, and the June 25th Duck Race.
During the meeting, prizes with drawn from Average Joe's Sports Pub and Grub, Half Baked Pottery and Gifts, and DJ Deckademics. After the meeting, attendees enjoyed food and drink provided by Broad Ripple Brewpub and Average Joe's.
The next meeting will be the board election on October 17th, 2017.
BRVA president Mark Wolf welcoming all to the meeting.
past president Kent Springer