IMPD Northwest District has once again teamed up with Walmart for the Third Annual Feed-a-Family Event. Three years ago Walmart approached the IMPD Northwest District Community Resource Unit with a desire to help in the community. The idea was then created to help alleviate the financial stress of Christmas for families in need by taking care of their grocery expenses near Christmas. The Feed-a-Family Event has helped 31 families which include 104 children with 60 adults, since 2019.

Secret Santa

Board member Janice McHenry presents Officer Huffman of the IMPD NW District with a check from Pike Township Residents Association for $300 to help with a Secret Santa effort.

Lafayette Square 2.0

Last night at the Pike Township Residents Association meeting,

Mr. Fabricio Perez,

the new owner of the Lafayette Square Mall, presented what his plans were for the mall in the next couple of years. It seems that he and his backers are going to spend millions of dollars to turn the mall into more of a new neighborhood with shopping, hotel, apartments, sports fields, dog park, multi-function event center, and more.

These are the handouts from the meeting

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Following are the 3 viedo presentations

Mr. Perez says that his backers

already have money to do this and this will happen quickly.


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.

For more information visit indy.gov/activity/leaf-collection-season.

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 https://www.indy.gov/activity/small-cell-facilities

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.