The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) today announced this year’s leaf collection will begin on Monday, November 8. Residents can leave up to 40 bags of leaves for pick-up per week on their regularly scheduled collection day during the four-week collection period at no additional cost. Leaf collection will conclude on Friday, December 3, 2021.

Leaf collection dates coincide with the time of year when the most leaves are determined to fall from trees.

Here are a few guidelines to follow during leaf collection:
*Place leaves in plastic bags. Paper bags can deteriorate and break apart in wet weather.
*Keep bags at least three feet away from your trash cart for easy pickup.
*Leaf bags should be outside by 7 a.m. on your normal trash day.
*While raking leaves, DPW asks that residents clear leaves from storm drain inlets to prevent drainage and flooding problems. Residents are also asked not to rake leaves into the streets, which will cause issues for city street sweepers.

Last year, DPW collected about 5,500 tons of leaves from Marion County residents. As in years past, the collected leaves are taken to the South Side Landfill where they are composted. Residents can pick up the resulting mulch in the spring at no cost.

Outside of the four-week leaf season, residents can place bags of leaves inside their trash cart or take them to the Citizens’ Transfer Station on Saturdays. Residents should also remember that burning leaves is illegal in Marion County as it releases harmful particles into our air.

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Verizon 5G Towers

Verizon Wireless is currently installing 5G cell towers in the right-of-way of major/secondary arterials and neighborhood streets. As of August 31st, 2,352 permits have been either issued or applied for within Marion County. 2017 legislation by the Indiana General Assembly provided the wireless providers with this right. The City of Indianapolis has determined some locations will require variance approvals. To date, PTRA has received four petitions containing various addresses. PTRA will continue these petitions. The link to review an Excel file of all the permits and their status as of August 31st is

Further discussion will be held at PTRA’s meeting.

PTRA Meetings

Note: Due to Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions by Governor Holcomb and Mayor Hogsett, this meeting will not be held at the Pike Township Government Center. The meeting will be held at the Lions Club Indiana Headquarters, 8780 Purdue Road.

PTRA meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of each month. Due to Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions, it may be necessary to alter meeting dates. This month’s meeting is August 12, 2020, at 7:00 PM at the Lions Club Indiana Headquarters, 8780 Purdue Rd. The next meeting is scheduled for September 9, 2020 (tentative), 7:00 PM, location to be determined.

July 2020 PTRA Meeting

From Susan Blair, President of Pike Township Residents Association

“Good news! Received a call from Trustee Johnson today, we can resume our meetings at the Govt. Center in July! This seems like a long time coming. Looking forward to being “normal” again. Our next meeting will be July 8th.”


June Meeting Announcement

NOTICE: This is PTRA’s first meeting since March 11, 2020. Due to recent Executive Orders issued by Governor Holcomb and Mayor Hogsett regarding Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions, we are unable to utilize the Pike Township Government Center. This meeting will be held at the Lions Club Indiana headquarters, 8780 Purdue Road. Parking to the rear of the building; enter through the rear door next to the parking lot. Due to attendance restrictions, the meeting will be limited to 50 attendees with a six-foot seating separation. For land-use cases, should attendance exceed 50, petitioners and residents on a particular case may be asked to remain in the parking lot until the petition is called.

Indy Parks Summer Camp Registration is Open!

From Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocate Kayla Wright

Indy Parks Summer Camp Registration is Open!
We have camps at 12 different parks, including brand new day camps at Windsor Village and Brookside. Payment plans and scholarships are available. And camps are available for kids age 4 to 15!

You can download the full brochure here:

It’s an awesome way to engage kids this summer! Register at, at your local Parks family center, or by calling 317.327.PARK.

Indy Parks’ camps are accredited by the American Camping Association.

Come Share Your Thoughts

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works and Department of Metropolitan Development will host a discussion about improvements to be made at the intersections of 38th St. at Commercial Dr. and 38th St. at Moller Rd. The project aims to reduce traffic congestion and enhance multimodal accessibility through the use of dedicated turn lanes, sidewalks, crosswalks and a 10-foot wide multimodal path.

Construction at the intersections is tentatively planned for spring-autumn of 2020. The estimated cost of the project, which is currently in the design phase, is $200,000.

A public discussion about the intersection improvements will take place at Eagle Branch Library (3905 Moller Rd.) on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 4:30-6 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend to share feedback and ask questions about the latest project launched in the International Marketplace.