The Town of Zionsville has filed a lawsuit against the Hamilton County Airport Authority, but the two sides are hopeful they can come to an agreement outside the courtroom. The town is requesting a declaratory judgment from Boone Superior Court I that covenants the airport authority and town made in 2004 are enforceable by the town. Recently, Indianapolis Executive Airport announced plans to extend its runway past the 7,000-feet length restriction mentioned in the covenants. The two sides have differing opinions on whether or not the town is able to enforce the covenants. Disagreements between the two sides date back to 2004 when the Board of Aviation Commissioners of Hamilton County proposed an expansion and modification of the airport. The town's filing states the project "threatened to impact the tranquility of the surrounding community and adversely affect local residents living near the airport." Later that year, the Boone County Plan Commission entered into a "Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions" regarding the airport, which placed a number of limits on expansion and modification there. In 2006, Hamilton County created the Airport Authority and transferred Indianapolis Executive Airport to the authority, which retained all the same board members, officers and employees. In 2008, the town reorganized and gained zoning jurisdiction over the airport. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.
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- Ford Road bridge to close about Aug. 1 Construction of a detour is nearly complete, and the Ford Road bridge over Eagle Creek will be closed on or about Aug. 1, Boone County Highway Superintendent Rick Carney said Monday, July 21.
- Library patrons learn about herb gardening There are more than 300 species of thyme, which has antiseptic properties and has had many uses throughout the ages, including rubbing it into the eyes to bring about visions of fairies. "Which I would imagine, if you grind herbs into your eyes, you'd be seeing fairies," quipped Amy Mullen, The Fraudulent Farmgirl blogger and lead designer at Spotts Garden Service in Indianapolis.
- Zionsville ranked No. 1 safe place in state An analysis by staff at the Movoto Real Estate Blog found that the safest city in Indiana is Zionsville.
- Whitestown to have commuter bus service Commuter bus service is coming to Whitestown through the Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority.
- Plan Commission recommends approval for downtown study The downtown parking study and market analysis is one approval away from being added to the town's comprehensive plan.
- Downtown plan outlines strategies, goals The town of Zionsville is about to have another tool to help market and shape the future of the Village. A draft of the downtown Zionsville market study and parking analysis was presented to the working group Tuesday morning, June 24. It outlines several strategies and goals to help make downtown Zionsville more economically viable. The plan comes after the town adopted a strategic plan for the southeast quadrant of Zionsville as well as a comprehensive plan for the town.
- Zionsville local is crowned Miss Boone County Rachel Miller of Zionsville was crowned 2014 Miss Boone County 4-H Fair on Sunday, July 13. The 2013 Miss Boone County, Kate Emmert, was at the Witham Health Services Pavilion on the 4-H Fairgrounds to pass off her crown to Miller.
- Work set to begin on summer projects The Zionsville Community Schools Board of Trustees, at it's Monday, July 14, meeting, approved all summer construction projects and purchases for the corporation.
ZFD Knocks Down Fire
The Zionsville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 7880 Circle Drive around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday night, July 9.
VIDEO: Fourth of July celebration fills Lions Park
Residents swarmed into Lions Park for Zionsville's Fourth of July celebration. The event included a watermelon eating contest, food, a kids area with inflatables, music, and of course, fireworks.
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