Orange River Warning Status

This is from RREM\CERT
We have put the Town of Rocky Ripple on Orange  River Warning status. As of approximately 8 am this morning the NOAA river level was predicted to go to 17 feet at Nora by Sunday. Please pass this information to anyone you may know in town and follow the potential flood preparatory guidelines set fourth by the Red Cross. 
Currently the river level has not reached the gage at the Rocky Ripple Town Hall. This message is not intended to instill fear or panic in anyone only to give people plenty of time to prepare for a possible high water event.
Click on the “White River” link to the right for more information about the river and warning status.

RR Emergency Management team meeting

Rocky Ripple RREM (Rocky Ripple Emergency Management) team will be holding a meeting at the Town Hall on Sat. July 11, 2015 at 10 am.

If you know any additional people who would be interested in attending, please pass this along. The team is in the process of reconnecting and regrouping, so any amount of involvement one is willing to provide will be welcomed.

RREM’s primary responsibility is to protect the lives and property of Rocky Ripple citizens in the event of any disaster/emergency.

Contact Jill Morris at 257-9757 for more information.

Important Info from Rocky Ripple Town Council – West Bank Alignment

Neighbors,

The Rocky Ripple Community Association is joining forces with the Rocky Ripple Town Council to get the word out about the proposed flood wall that the City of Indianapolis wishes to build on the west side of the canal. Butler University officials and the city’s project coordinator for the West Bank Alignment are scheduled to attend the next Town Council meeting on Tuesday, March 10th to discuss this. See attachment for details.

West Bank Alignment Comm to RR Residents 21Feb2015

Town Council President Brad Barcom resigns

Town Council President Brad Barcom submitted his resignation to the Marion County Election Board on 26-Jan-2015. His position will be filled through the Marion County Democratic party. Individuals interested in filling this position until the completion of the term on 31-Dec-2015 are requested to contact Democrat party headquarters at 317-637-3366.

The Town of Rocky Ripple Clerk/Treasurer position remains unfilled. In the interim, Town Councilor Robert Tomey has taken over the responsibilities of that position with the aid of an interim deputy clerk treasurer Joe Tanasovich. If you are interested in this position, please contact Robert Tomey or Carla Gaff-Clark. 

Coyotes

Within the past few days numerous residents have reported seeing coyotes in Town. No reports have been made in Town of them attacking pets or being aggressive in nature but residents do need to be proactive in helping to prevent and discourage the coyotes.

The DNR has provided these tips in dealing with coyotes.

Prevention and Control

Feed pets indoors whenever possible; pick up leftovers if feeding outdoors and store pet and livestock feed where it’s inaccessible to wildlife
Eliminate water bowls and other artificial water sources (if possible).
Position bird feeders in a location that is less likely to attract small animals or bring the feeders in at night (to keep coyotes from feeding on the bird food or the other animals).
Do not discard edible garbage where coyotes can get to it. Secure garbage containers
Trim and clean shrubbery near ground level to reduce hiding cover for coyotes or their prey
Do not allow pets to run free and provide secure nighttime housing for them
If you start seeing coyotes around your home, discourage them by shouting, making loud noises or throwing rocks but NEVER corner a coyote – always give the coyote a free escape route.

For more information visit: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2351.htm

Michael Kiefer, Marshal
Rocky Ripple Police Department
930 W. 54th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317)257-7962

Rocky Ripple Town Clerk Treasurer Position

Citizens of Rocky Ripple-

The advertisement period for the position of Rocky Ripple Town Clerk Treasurer has been extended until the next Rocky Ripple Town Board Meeting on Tuesday December 9th at 7:30 PM.

Until that time, Robert Tomey will be taking over the responsibilities of that position with the aid of the interim deputy clerk treasurer Joe Tanasovich.  If you are interested in this position, please contact Robert Tomey or Carla Gaff-Clark.

Sincerely,

Brad Barcom