|Bloomington, IN||open||City Performance||In response to uReport case # 181637:
"Greetings. We need moving violation enforcement and an increase in people who can do traffic law enforcement. Can someone in BPD as well as OOTM please read this article and consider how the City of Bloomington may work to make their streets actually safe and civil... Please take note of the quote about their goal. I think Bloomington needs to make the goal of public safety a top and most important priority! This is what the city of New Orleans is doing to help their police department with their staff shortages. 'They will have duties such as monitoring phone and online reports, issuing traffic citations, surveying major events like Mardi Gras and the Essence Festival and even doing some investigative work. Civilians would additionally be dispatched to calls that may not require an officer, such as collecting preliminary evidence, securing loose pets and responding to forgery, certain medical episodes and some thefts, New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said last Thursday. 'The goal of all of this is to make our officers feel safe so that they can make our citizens and visitors feel safe,' Ferguson said. 'This is also to reduce some of the workload currently placed on our patrol and district personnel. But more importantly this is designed to reduce response time and address the backlogs in which we have in some of our districts.'" Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/26/1125055305/new-orleans-police-civilians"
RESPONSE: "BPD already has a program such as this in place in an effort to lessen the workload on sworn officers so they can focus their efforts on criminal behavior.
MY REPLY: Thank you very much for the information. I was aware that there were Community Service Specialists but since I have still been told repeatedly over the past three years that BPD does not have the staffing to do traffic detail or do much work outside of responding to 9/11 calls, then I respectfully suggest COB budgets for and approves several more CSSs.
Also, admittedly I had a poor opinion to the CSS position due to a car collision at a bad intersection that was attended to by a CSS and not a sworn officer and was never included in the official stats for that intersection. When I requested a four way stop from P & T, they cited there had never been a collision there when that is blatantly false. Please consider checking the protocol on how collisions attended to by CSSs are handled for reporting purposes as well as increase the head count, please. There is a problem with public safety in this town that the current business as usual is not curbing.
Thank you for your time.||29 minutes ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Fire Hazards||There is an extension cord with lights being run across an alley to provide light to this illegally parked vagrant that is living in this RV. The extension cord is ran across the alley behind 1207 w cottage grove avenue. This is a fire hazard , a trip hazard and unsafe. I’m not sure what this vagrant is doing with his sewer and water. The alley runs west to east between Summit Street and Alexander Street and Cottage Grove and wedt 10th street. Thank you.||about 2 hours ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Traffic Suggestions||Greetings.
We need moving violation enforcement and an increase in people who can do traffic law enforcement. Can someone in BPD as well as OOTM please read this article and consider how the City of Bloomington may work to make their streets actually safe and civil... Please take note of the quote about their goal. I think Bloomington needs to make the goal of public safety a top and most important priority!
This is what the city of New Orleans is doing to help their police department with their staff shortages.
'They will have duties such as monitoring phone and online reports, issuing traffic citations, surveying major events like Mardi Gras and the Essence Festival and even doing some investigative work.
Civilians would additionally be dispatched to calls that may not require an officer, such as collecting preliminary evidence, securing loose pets and responding to forgery, certain medical episodes and some thefts, New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said last Thursday.
'The goal of all of this is to make our officers feel safe so that they can make our citizens and visitors feel safe,' Ferguson said. 'This is also to reduce some of the workload currently placed on our patrol and district personnel. But more importantly this is designed to reduce response time and address the backlogs in which we have in some of our districts.'"
Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/26/1125055305/new-orleans-police-civilians||about 2 hours ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Traffic Suggestions||I have lived on this street (S Palmer Avenue between Hillside and Grimes) for going on nine years now, and myself and my neighbors are concerned with the speed many non-residential drivers use on this span of Palmer. The majority of drivers maintain a speed far too fast down our street. This is especially troubling because half of our street has not sidewalks and many Bryan Park residents use the street as a walking path. I would like to request either a speed-monitoring study or the installation of traffic-slowing measures on this stretch of Palmer.||about 13 hours ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Unsafe Buildings||This house is abandoned and has been for at least the 8 years we've lived on the street. There is often excessive overgrowth and the backyard is literally growing INTO the structure of the home. It's a fire hazard and a danger to young children in the neighborhood. Recently, we tried to get our escaped cat from the backyard and I was absolutely stunned by the horrible conditions I saw in the rear of the home. Pests are likely breeding like crazy in the home - we've had two RATS killed by our cat in our yard this year. I've seen roaches on the driveway. It's awful! WHY can't the city do ANYTHING about this abandoned danger before something major happens?||about 16 hours ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Blocked Street||Hi,
When attempting to drive westbound on Countryside Lane outside Summit Elementary, we were told by a crossing guard that they were allowed to completely block westbound traffic and would not allow us to drive in the eastbound lane due to “their walkers”.
I raised a complaint with the principal several weeks ago about not only convenience, but also the fact that emergency vehicles are not able to drive through. They responded indicating that people are only supposed to be parking on the far westbound side of the street and not blocking traffic, but that is not what’s happening.
How do they have the authority to block traffic and decide who is or is not allowed to drive on a public street?
They said it was “for 15 minutes” but no drop/off pick/up ever takes a mere 15 minutes as parents start lining up we before school lets out.||about 18 hours ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||about 19 hours ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Blocked Street||Two bedroom home with 6 & 7 vehicles parked all around and on the street and in neighbors driveways. Sometimes you can barely get down the road.||about 20 hours ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Other||Query the status of #180653, first reported on July 15, 2022. Nothing has changed since then.
Report a problem
Other: 420 Eastside Drive has been for years and still is a junk yard. There are several vehicles that have not moved in ages, there is trash in the yard (empty soda cans, beverage container). How about City Ordinance 15.16.020 (6): a vehicle that is six or more model years old and mechanically inoperable, and is left on private property continuously in a location visible from public property for more than thirty days.||about 22 hours ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trails||Bloomington resident Sam Melchior (firstname.lastname@example.org) contacted me through an email message the following concern:
" I would still appreciate a further response as the scooter and ebike problem continues to worsen. I have added ebikes due to the increased use of them on the Bloomington Rail Trail and the increased size and speed of these vehicles. They are extremely dangerous and damaging to the natural surface trail. Thanks."
Please direct a response to Mr. Melchior via his email address email@example.com.
Pat Martin||about 22 hours ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Excessive Growth||Bamboo everywhere in the corner of 10th street and summit street||about 23 hours ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Other||huge bamboo grove on property at 1917 E Windsor, not sure if it's yellow bamboo or native but it's huuuuuge and near the overhead power lines||about 24 hours ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Blocked Sidewalk||Car is using public sidewalk for parking.||1 day ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Blocked Sidewalk||Car is using public sidewalk for parking||1 day ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||City Performance||The park at 2nd and Walnut and the Kroger behind it are becoming a great concern to many people in the neighborhood off of 2nd street. In the last 3 weeks at Kroger I have witnessed a violent incident and been aggressively approached by many people from the park for money, food, and other things. Even in Indianapolis where there are 10x the amount of homeless persons, I have never been approached so aggressively and violently. It is the opinion of many people on this campus that this park and the people in it represent a huge liability for the city. There is a campus of 55,000+ students of which half are young women. Walking in this area at night is not safe and there is open drug use everywhere in the park and surrounding corners. Of the 55,000+ students of which half are female this is a frightening area to be in and the city needs to ensure the safety of its citizens in this area.||2 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Other||It’s my understanding that the alley from Jackson to Rogers between 3rd and 4th has not been vacated. Yet the neighbors have planted it and parked vehicles there so pedestrians can’t use it. I think the alley should be useable as an alley or if that is not possible, the adjacent property owners should pay taxes on it. Thanks.||3 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trails||You have paved the path to the waterfall at Cascades to make it more accessible, which is great! But then you blocked off the parking lot right near there so I have to park farther away. Even parking with my handicap tag in the small lot by the playground adds a significant distance between my car and the waterfall. It is difficult for me to walk this extra distance. Please re-think this plan!||3 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trails||The road/trail crossing at Moravec is dangerous due to bikes crossing at high-speed without regard to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The bushes on southwest corner of this crossing also impeded visibility of bikes crossing at high speed. The trail should have speed limit signs for bikes/e-bikes and yellow yield signs.||3 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Blocked Street||Multiple cars are parked lining my residential street I live on and some of them are blocking entry/exit to my private driveway. People are using my street for overflow parking for Switchyard park and no cars are normally allowed to park on the street at all.||3 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Temporary Signage w/o permit||"Jay's Pressure Washing" sign at the High Street/ Winslow/Rogers roundabout at the trail entrance.||4 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Biking & Walking||Every time I ride on the 7 line, which is every day, there’s some incident where a car almost runs me over. It’s terrifying but I keep riding because it feels worth it. But today, there were four incidents. Every time, I had the right of way. And every time, whoever was driving was completely unaware that there were other people on the road whose lives and needs mattered as much as theirs do. And despite my having the right of way, they all came close to plowing me over because they weren’t looking. Even when they would have clearly seen me riding ahead of them before they came to an intersection to turn. I don’t know if there need to be more signs, or speed bumps, or driver education, or making cars illegal unless you’re disabled. But whatever the case, something major needs to happen if this city is going to be safe for bikers and pedestrians. I am fed up with risking my life every day and trying to adapt to a city that is built around cars and not human bodies. When are we going to prioritize all other modes of transportation over cars, which are deadly machines that emit toxic fumes? Why is there a new parking garage but there’s no way to bike to the east side? I’m tired of feeling like I could be killed at any moment because of some stranger’s lapse in judgment.
Also, there’s been broken glass in the 7 line just east of walnut for like 3 days.||4 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Wildlife Conflict||I was attacked by three deer while walking my 17 yr. old dog. It was in the vicinity of Maxwell and Highland. This is not the first time and I am extremely upset that the city is doing nothing about this public nuisance.||4 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Potholes, Other Street Repair||Every car that runs over this manhole cover (center of pic) makes the cover give off aloud clacking sound—it’s loose. Just thought I’d mention it in case the is a potential problem. Thanks for the great resurfacing job!!||4 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Blocked Street||Car parked on non-parking street, on wrong side of road||4 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Other||Likely that RV next to house is being lived in. It is parked in the yard not on a driveway.||4 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Parking on Unimproved Surface||Likely someone living in this rv as well violation of should go to planning for enforcement.||4 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Graffiti||The stop sign when heading south on Washington Street at the corner of Washington and Second Street has graffiti on it. The word is “pu**y”, and it is right next to The Project School. It has been here a while and my 8-year-old is now asking the meaning. Can this be replaced or painted over?||4 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Other||Person has been living in an RV in the alley for most of the year. Lots of " personal items" have accumulated. There have been instances of domestic abuse here as well.||4 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Temporary Signage w/o permit||SING/PLAY (Davis family) sign at the corner of High and Maxwell, in the grass.||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Biking & Walking||7 Line bike lane blocked by large temporary road sign. This made biking east on 7th St difficult for me and my daughter as we had to get into the wrong bike lane right before the Washington St intersection which was busy at the time.||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Excessive Growth||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Potholes, Other Street Repair||The crib area in from of my house and 4 other parallel home next to me is badly chipped away and needs repaving. Our properties being the lowest on E Rock Creek always collect and get bad puddling and then ice and then more puddling, so the road has disintegrated including parts of the cement berm. I am aware that next week you will have a paving crew right above us on Queens Way, it would be great if they would then swing by here and do our repair. Thank you, Larry Groupe||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Water Utility Problems||Walking by, I noticed water running out of the top of the water meter pit and rolling down the alley||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||closed||Temporary Signage w/o permit||'Dominoes Hiring Drivers' sign at the corner of 11th Street and W Rogers.||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Temporary Signage w/o permit||'Dream Home Builders' sign in the grass next to the road on S High Street, close to the intersection with Hunter, next to the CCC church's grounds.||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Temporary Signage w/o permit||Davis Family SING/PLAY sign in front of the now closed Victor Settle jewelry store in the grass.
403 S College Ave.||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Blocked Sidewalk||Overgrown ornamental grasses are blocking the sidewalk on High, forcing pedestrians into the street. This is a high-traffic, high pedestrian use corridor. Grasses overgrow the sidewalk every year at this time.||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Street & Traffic Signs||We live in Meadowood a retirement community off 45/46. We have two entrances, one on Dunn and other Milo Sampson.
Both areas have issues with people running stop signs.. a lot!!
Coming in from Dunn street.. there is a 3 way stop at Dunn and Tamarack Trail. The traffic on Dunn is supposed to stop .. most of the time it’s a slow and go situation and other times it’s a don’t even slow down situation. This happens a lot. When we are leaving Meadowood and stopped at 3 way we are shocked at the number of vehicles that don’t stop. It’s a very dangerous situation for people on tamarack
The Milo Sampson entrance to Meadowood also has a 3 way stop. The main problem is traffic coming off 45/46 down the hill.. they mostly don’t stop at all and continue on into the IU facility. And same goes for when vehicles leave the IU facility. It’s especially bad in the mornings when staff arrive for work at IU.
We are an older crowd and enjoy walking in Meadowood area and the vehicles just don’t obey the stop signs
Can something be done?? Flashing lights on stop signs??
Thank you. I’ve also contacted the city about the trash along Milo Sampson but told IU maintenance does that.. and have contacted them numerous times but no action
Karen Johnston||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Sidewalk & Curb Complaints||I am incredibly frustrated that I can't get an answer to my initial uReport. Most recently, RayeAnn Cox responded to the wrong ticket. Please don't close the case before I have a chance to respond! She responded to someone else's uReport, not mine. Mine was 181440 (NOT 181441). I then followed that up (because I got no satisfactory response) with 181592. Can someone please reply WITHOUT closing the case?||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Blocked Street||There is a white car that has been parked illegally for days, facing the wrong direction in the street. This has almost caused a few bicycle and pedestrian accidents.||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Street Lights||The street light on post 168 134 is out (Kinser Pike)||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||There is trash blowing in the street and up and down the road. There is overflowing trash on the curb at this location. Looks like animals have ripped open bags.||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||The person in apartment 3 leaves his empty trash cans on the sidewalk for days after pick up. They are still out there. I have not seen him to tell him about it and he is not there when I knock. Please give him a HAND welcome to Bloomington packet and let him know he needs to take his cans off the sidewalk after trash day.||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Graffiti||Huge graffiti along the entire Duke substation wall.||5 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||closed||Potholes, Other Street Repair||Deep pothole - lane direction going toward the park||6 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Biking & Walking||a dumpster is sitting in and blocking the bike lane. this can get a bit hairy if there's other traffic.||6 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Sidewalk & Curb Complaints||When can I expect a response to UReport 181441? Note that this was a second request about an earlier UReport filed mid-August but closed before it was resolved satisfactorily. I would appreciate a response. Thank you!||6 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Scooters, Bike-share and Related Issues||The BMCMPO received the following message/question from Mr. Sam Melchior (firstname.lastname@example.org) who asked the following:
I was wondering if there is any consideration of geo fencing the IU campus and downtown to control the dangerous use of e scooters. They are terribly dangerous and do not provide the safe eco friendly transportation advertised.
Sam, a concerned citizen "
We would ask that someone respond to Mr. Melchior regarding the geofencing of scooters within the City of Bloomington.
Planning & Transportation Department||6 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||We were left a notice that our garbage wasn’t picked up because it wasn’t bagged. Every single item was in a plastic bag.||6 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Parks & Playgrounds||Skatepark lights are still over 50% burnt out. Days are getting shorter, risk of people injuring themselves at the park are increasing. Please look into replacing the fixtures sooner rather than postponing it indefinitely.||6 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||trash in yard, needles strewn about property, continuous problem||6 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Water Utility Problems||I work for Mackie Properties, and we manage a rental at 828 S Harvey Dr. Our tenants reported a broken water/sewer cover in their front yard last month. My coworker left CBU a voicemail about the issue 8/30/22, but I don't think we heard back, so I wanted to follow up on having this utility lid repaired/replaced. Thank you!||6 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Traffic Related Complaints||Ever since the city created the bike lane on east seventh street between Walnut and the University the street has become a drag strip. Stop signs were taken away and people are traveling at excessive speeds. The condition has become exacerbated by an increase flow of bike traffic at various times of day. A person traveling north on Lincoln to safely cross must now watch the high speed vehicle traffic, the pedestrian traffic as well as the bike traffic. Visually it is a very difficult task to take in all of the information at the same time and the problem is that it is difficult to take in the bike lane when you are looking across the street at the pedestrian and high speed traffic. Bikers heading east come over the hill from Walnut and accelerate into the intersection. The curbs are extremely high and one cannot enter seventh street from Grant heading west without turning into the oncoming traffic lane or hitting the curb and damaging tires. On Monday I approached Seventh and Lincoln from the south around five o’clock pm. There was so much activity I missed a biker traveling west. I missed the person because there was simply too much to watch. Yesterday I made the decision to stop crossing Seventh St altogether because it was just too dangerous. I took a route that brought me from the west into the intersection. The city has now placed crosswalks without any warning signs of change all around the university and now pedestrians are no longer waiting for traffic to clear before attempting to cross and are now entering the crosswalks into the traffic flowing east and west with the expectation that it will stop, effectively a stop without a stop time. As I approached from the west to turn north onto Lincoln the east and westbound traffic had completely stopped for the cross walkers. Five persons on scooters zoomed into the intersection from south Lincoln and crossed through the stopped traffic. A six scooter, a straggler followed, suit entering right at the point when it had appeared to have cleared. These people should have been governed like the rest of cross traffic but instead acted effectively as pedestrians. Obviously no one was looking for them and they were traveling at a speed closer to a car than a pedestrian or biker. A dangerous situation has now been worsened by an intervention. We have spoken to the police officers in the neighborhood and obviously they cannot conceivably be there to do the work that traffic sign regulation had accomplished effectively for years. I can no longer move directly in my neighborhood because it is simply too dangerous. I am going out of my way to avoid the dangers and still cannot do that safely because of the chaos. We are going to see a scooter death or a bicyclist death if something is not done to prevent it. At least the City will be on notice when the lawsuit follows.||6 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Potholes, Other Street Repair||Pothole on college mall road. In south bound lane in front of Bloomington hardware. I reported this months ago and it is continuing to get larger and deeper||6 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||Both trash and recycling receptacles have been sitting out for a week. Refuse is overflowing and blowing down the street.||6 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Animal Control & Neglected Pets||A small grey and white dog is regularly let out with no supervision and no leash. It runs back and forth across the street and has chased several neighbors. It's barking constantly when it's out. A neighbor just east of the location is calling it Smokey and seems to know who it belongs to.||7 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Potholes, Other Street Repair||The road needs re-paved. It was great that the potholes got filled, but the road itself just needs an actual coat of ashpalt on it or something. Every time it rains, more if it washes down the sewer drains on the street.||7 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Nuisance Lights||The street lights need to be reangled or shielded so the light shines only onto the intersection and stops blinding the houses at the intersection. The light on the southwest corner is particularly bad due to the height of the land and the angle of the light. We issued several complaints when the intersection was re-done and nothing has ever been done. The light pollution is terrible at this intersection and there is no reason it should be brighter than even Walnut and Winslow. Please install light shields to angle the lighting properly.||7 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||Only emptied 1/2 of my trash can. Nothing was blocking the ability to empty. What’s up with that?||7 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||closed||Request a new Street Light||We used to have a street light on this corner (7th & Hay), but the pole fell on my house. It was replaced with one without a light. Any way we could get a light put on it?||7 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Blocked Sidewalk||sidewalk on east side of walnut about 100ft south of 19th st blocked by mulberry tree. thanks!||7 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Temporary Signage w/o permit||The Davis family is hard-headed.
New signs on the corner in the grass at Henderson and Wylie, and
on the NE corner at the intersection of Winslow and Walnut, next to the streetlight pole and transformer.||7 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Animal Control & Neglected Pets||On Sunday evening I caught some photos of a loose dog on Southdowns between Manor and Hawthorne. The dog is frequently out on its own and tends to stay within that block roughly. It lives in a red house on Southdowns. My main concern is that this Sunday I was on a walk and observed the dog almost get hit by two vehicles in the road, I had to re-route my walk with my dog because this dog was at-large with an unknown temperament, and the dog also went to the bathroom in the grass by the creek without being cleaned up by the owners (due to being oblivious to where their dog was at the time). Is there anything that can be done to try to keep the dog safe and other drivers and pedestrians safe too? Thanks.||7 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||7 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Parks & Playgrounds||Resident sent a letter complaining about the quality of speakers at Switchyard Park. She is a violinist in the BSO. She suggested replacing the speakers so that the quality of the music can better be appreciated.||7 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||closed||Animal Control & Neglected Pets||This is a follow up to a neighbor's dog attacking and killing our pet cat on the afternoon of 9/15 at 2956 N Bankers Dr (my address, my property, and the location where the dog killed the cat). Two animal control officers came and took a statement from me on 9/16 based upon a complaint filed by the pet owner (Lucas Burks, I believe), and I just wanted to get a complaint in, as well, from the perspective of the person whose pet was killed in an aggressive and brutal attack.
To quickly describe the incident, around 3PM on 9/15 I noticed a commotion outside our house on our back deck and realized the pitbull or pitbull-type dog (Junior) from the property adjacent (2950 N Bankers) chasing our pet cat, Olga. I ran outside in time to see the dog pull the cat down from the side of the house, trying to attack it. I intervened by first trying to separate the animal (briefly successful) by putting a kayak in-between them. Unfortunately, the dog evaded the obstacle and took the cat into its jaws. I began shouting and physically intervening in trying to stop the mauling, but was ultimately unsuccessful. As soon as it became apparent the cat was beyond the point of survival, I ceased contact with the dog and called the the owner of the adjacent property, Margaret (Peg) Sutton.
Reg arrived while the dog was still gripping the dead cat in its jaws. She tried to get the dog to disengage by spraying it with our hose, but the dog simply took the cat further away in the yard. Peg then asked to use my cell phone to call her son (Lucas Burks), who she indicated was the actual dog owner. I lent her my cell phone and went inside to call my partner, Alison Baum, who came home from work early to bury Olga.
While I was gone, Peg managed to separate the dog from Olga’s carcass, and exited our property. My understanding is her son Lucas arrived shortly thereafter and took the dog to the vet for injuries sustained in the battle.
I want to say that I am deeply hurt and upset about the loss of Olga in such a brutal fashion. I attempted to defend our pet’s life on our own property, and I failed. I have two children who are upset and afraid to go outside in case Junior is around. And I’m afraid Junior, having had a bad interaction with me, will view me as a direct threat. I wish no further escalation with our neighbor and her son, and I only ask that the dog Junior never be allowed or present anywhere near our property going forward.
Please let me know if I can provide any additional information at all.
Chris Franke||7 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||closed||Street Lights||Street light on west side of N Dunn Street at north corner of 2701 N Dunn not working.||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Other||I live at #35. Can someone help remove these scooters in front of my house||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||Our trash was properly spaced and positioned at the end of our driveway. It has been left without the trash collected for two weeks now and we have trash building up in our house and do not know what to do. This is creating a stressful and unsanitary environment and the sanitation department left no reason or note as to why this is happening.||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Debris Removal||Debris has clogged the culvert and upstream from the culvert in the ditch/creek||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Debris Removal||https://bloomington.in.gov/crm/tickets/view?ticket_id=180890
Why was this ticket closed with reason "Can't Fix"? Shouldn't you contact the landlord to advise them to clean this up? Another (perhaps stolen) bicycle and other personal effects have been dropped off and picked up the following day. This just on 9/17/22. This strip of overgrowth is still accruing trash. What can be done about this? If nothing can be done, will you at least provide a reason?||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||Trash just keeps building up in the driveway and yard.||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||trash in yard||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||trash in yard||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Excessive Growth||Yard has excessive plant growth.||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Water Utility Problems||Water has been off for over a week, roomate has been in contact with someone trying to turn it back on for days but we are still without water||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Street Trees||Overgrown tree blocking the view of oncoming traffic. Can someone please trim?||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Street Lights||Street light is out at the intersection of Fenbrook Ln and E. Moores Pike. NE Corner.||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||City Performance||In regards to resolved uReport# 181500:
Reply from City: Up until recently, we've been relying on the scooter companies to enforce their users behaviors with illegally parking of the scooters. We have two positions that we are currently hiring for that are funded with fees from the scooter companies that will focus on moving into a system where fines will be issued for improper parking.
My reply with two (2) questions: I do not understand Adam Wason's reply in light of what was stated by City Attorney, Mike Rourker, in 2019 (please see below for quote). Additionally, I worked from March 2019 until October 2021 as the main point-of-contact (POC) working with the entities licensed by the City for providing the service and product of motorized scooters, and neither was I informed of any efforts to ticket the companies nor the users of the scooters. Can someone please explain to me what the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for holding the licensed entities accountable for the stipulations in the ordinance governing use and management of the scooters was prior to the recent creation and hiring of a new staff position? Also, why were no violations issued and no fines collected in over three years?
Thank you for your time.
"At its July 31, 2019 meeting, city attorney Mike Rouker told the city council that scooter companies would be fined if their users violated the parking restrictions.
Rouker put it this way: “So just to be clear, at the same time, that Bird or Lime or another scooter company may be taking those additional steps against their own users, the city, if this is an issue, will be fining them every single time we see a parking issue.”
Rouker continued, “I suppose if the company wants to move very slowly and pay lots and lots of fines to the city, until we’re fed up enough that we either revoke their license or geo-fence an area, that’s a business decision. But I don’t know if it’s a sound business decision.”
For an improperly parked scooter, the fine called for in the city’s ordinance runs $30. The fee connected to impoundment is $100, plus $10 per day storage, and another $150 for disposal.
As it turns out, the only payments the scooter companies have had to make to the city of Bloomington are the $10,000 annual licensing fees and the 15 cents a ride. The three companies now operating in Bloomington are Lime, Veo, and Bird."
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|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||Tenant or homeowner has left garbage/refuse by side of the road. Some of the material is bagged, some of it is loose. None of it is in an appropriate receptacle. Some of the debris has spilled over onto the multi-use trail, creating a potential obstacle and/or tripping hazard for pedestrians/cyclists/runners/disabled individuals. Garbage/refuse has been there since at least Saturday morning, 09/17/2022.||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||Trash and recycling has been sitting out on the street for several days. Cans are overflowing with debris.||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Water Quality||The water taste/smell/quality here has been horrible for weeks. It’s insane that we still pay the same amount of money in our water bills for water that is undrinkable (due to awful taste). I’m tired of having to spend money on extra water sources. You’d think after multiple years of this same problem you guys would be able to put together a solution!||8 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Excessive Growth||Bamboo overgrowth||9 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||There are cars parked in the alley behind 1000 and 1002 East Atwater on a daily basis. This makes it difficult for trash truck to remove bins. Trash overflowing into the alley and street does not get picked up.||9 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Sidewalk & Curb Complaints||I don’t know if this is the right place to report this, but this seems like it might be a problem. The owner has covered the entire yard and the tree plot with gravel. It looks like they’ve done some additional planting lately, but the gravel is eventually going to stop the water from getting to both their new plants and to the street trees. I don’t think this is OK/legal. It looks like a student rental.||9 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Excessive Growth||Brush pile for several weeks now at Hampton and Morningside. Thank you!||9 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Parking on Unimproved Surface||504 N Smith Road. Commercial vehicle for a number of days has been parked on grass. Has been an issue in the past as well.||10 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||Junk in front yard that needs to be thrown away.||10 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Inaccessible Parking||My key snapped in my ignition and I am parked on a street that is open for the weekend, but I cannot get any lock smith to get out here I don’t want to get a parking ticket or towed what are the steps to make that not happen?||10 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Other||When catalent destroys the woodlands to the south to build their new parking lot, please make sure they leave at least some trees standing. We don't need more acres of unshaded baking asphalt||10 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Other||Bamboo grove across the street from Banneker near the BLM street mural.||11 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Potholes, Other Street Repair||Pothole at the intersection Harmony Place. Also, a lot of debris entering Harmony Place from runoff of Habitat build since it started.||11 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Trash||Neighbors noted trash left out at property, beginning to smell||11 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Potholes, Other Street Repair||When biking south on Rogers and turning right (west) onto 6th street, the road is so torn up that it's impossible to safely turn onto 6th without making a wide turn and coming to an almost complete stop. Both of which are very unsafe given how fast cars drive behind me.||11 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Temporary Signage w/o permit||Dominoes Hiring Drivers sign in the grass at the place where College and Walnut become one (S Walnut)across from Dodds street.||12 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Biking & Walking||There are no crosswalks on Rogers St. between 2nd and 3rd streets. This road segment is a large hill, making it difficult to cross safely on foot. I have had many close calls trying to walk or bike across this road segment, which is supposed to be a safe, residential area. Thanks.||12 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Debris Removal||Tree health and maintenance of city trees in the median of Essex Ct is needed.||12 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Accessibility Problem||Neighbors in wheelchairs are riding on the street on E. Allendale due to inaccessible sidewalks throughout the neighborhood.||12 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Drainage or Runoff||When it rains the back yards from the drainage off of South Bainbridge floods all the way down to the park.||12 days ago|
|Bloomington, IN||open||Temporary Signage w/o permit||SING (Davis Family) sign at the corner of High and Hillside. Maybe that is the one that first was on Miller and Walnut, that disappeared before you got to see it.||12 days ago|