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Update on dead/dying trees in Morse Pointe
Posted on Aug 22nd, 2014
The following is an e-mail received after the Board's inquiry to the City of Noblesville regarding the removal of the dead and dying trees on our streets:
 
Thank you for contacting the Noblesville Street Department regarding the street trees in the City’s right-of-way.   We are aware of the dying street trees.  Unfortunately, the City has between 4500 and 5000 street trees that have been infected by the Emerald Ash Borer.  I don’t know if you’ve heard of this, but it is devastating many communities in our state and several other surrounding states.  The only option at this time to try and save these trees is to treat them yearly or in some cases bi-yearly with a pesticide at a cost of $200 to $300 per treatment, per tree.  This isn’t a cost effective option with the quantity of Ash trees in our inventory.  We are working diligently to remove and replant these trees as soon as possible but this will be a multi-year project.  We have currently removed approximately 500 trees this year and are evaluating several subdivisions for removal.  The street department is handling the removal portion of this project utilizing our current staff in an effort to curb costs.  The Noblesville Common Council has committed an additional $100,000 dollars out of this year’s budget to begin reforestation of our City right-of-ways and have indicated they will continue to do so until this situation is corrected, providing funding is available.  Paul Lindeman will be addressing several issues during the replacement phase of this project.  A couple of them being diversifying our tree canopy so that we can eliminate this type of issue arising in the future.  Another item he will address is the proper placement of street trees in the right-of-way.  The street tree ordinance wasn’t always followed as it should have been in the past when subdivisions were developed.  The reason I mention this is that you and your neighbors will likely notice a slight change in planting locations due to the corrections we will be making.  It may also result in a slight decrease in the number of trees we plant.  These changes are being made to improve the health of our street trees and prevent damage from street trees to our infrastructure.
 
Paul and I are currently working to update the City’s Arboriculture Specifications.  Those should be available soon on our website and will likely help to explain some of the changes you may be seeing.
 
In closing, I don’t anticipate the removal and replacement of Morse Pointe’s street trees this year, but we are making every effort to complete this process as quickly as possible.  Any assistance you could be with getting this information out to the residents of Morse Pointe would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to call or email me should you have any questions.
 
Regards,
 
Patty Johnson, Street Commissioner
City of Noblesville                 
1575 Pleasant Street             
Noblesville, IN  46060
office: 317-776-6348 ext. 4001
fax: 317-776-4639
www.cityofnoblesville.org
 
 
 
 
Fall Garage Sales Date Set
Posted on Aug 16th, 2014
Our fall neighborhood garage sales are set for September 19th and 20th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Start cleaning out those closets and that garage!
 
Attention all runners, joggers, and walkers . . .
Posted on Aug 14th, 2014
and those who like to participate in worthwhile causes.  The 13th annual Beyond the Badge Run and Walk is scheduled for Sunday, September 21st, at 9:00 a.m.  The 5k run and 1 mile walk is a memorial event for Marion County Deputy Jason Baker who was killed in the line of duty in September 2001 (details below).  Proceeds from the event go to college scholarships.  The run/walk takes place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.  The run includes a trip past the Heroes of Public Safety memorial and a climb up Crown Hill.  The walk is family friendly so bring your kids and strollers.  Also included is an optional tour of Crown Hill and the Heroes of Public Safety on Saturday evening.  Registration fee is $20 without a shirt or $25 with a long-sleeve shirt.  Register at http://www.heroesofpublicsafety.org/registration.php.
 
Jason Baker was described by his co-workers as someone who always seemed to know what was the right thing to do, and when something bad was about to happen.  It was no different on Monday, September 17, 2001.  Around 7:20 p.m., Jason was en route to assist two shift partners with a residential alarm when his attention was diverted by a suspicious vehicle which he attempted to investigate.  The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and Jason pursued.  During the chase, two of the suspects armed with AK-47 assault rifles opened fire, wounding Jason and causing damage to Jason and his patrol car.  The suspects' vehicle turned a corner, stopped, and set up an ambush from inside their car.  When Jason turned the corner, one suspect, wearing body armor, exited the vehicle and opened fire with the last four rounds from his 30-round magazine.  One of those rounds entering the right front windshield struck Jason in the right cheek.  Medics attempted to rush Jason to the hosptial, but he died en route.
 
On September 21, 2001, Deputy Jason Matthew Baker was laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.  Chaplain Rick Kassel of the Marion County Sheriff's Department said this about Jason:  "I wish all of you could have heard him on the radio Monday night.  He was a warrior.  He was a true warrior.  He was taking on fire.  There was not an ounce of fear in him, and he still chased and fought to the end.  Jason, we will miss you."
 
His Marion County Sheriff's Department radio and badge numbers were permanently retired by the department.  As is tradition in law enforcement, the following words were announced over the Marion County Sheriff's Department radio:  "All Marion County Units, 232 has marked 10-42 and has gone home for the final time."
 
Submitted by Bryant Orem, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
 
 
HOA Board of Director openings
Posted on Jul 19th, 2014
Several of our current board members have served for several years and have indicated they will not be seeking reelection for 2015.  Our board sets the annual assessments and makes all the major decisions regarding our community.  Please consider joining the board and adding your ideas and talents to the group.  The annual meeting and election will be held in October and more information will be mailed to you in late August or early September. 
 
 

 

 
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~ Upcoming Events ~
Farmers Market
Monday, June 30th to Saturday, October 4th
Don't forget to stop by the Noblesville Farmers Market every Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon  There's a great selection to choose from of fresh produce, flowers, jewelry, soaps, crafts, and prepared foods.  The Farmers Market is located in the large parking lot west of White River next to Riverview Hospital.  
 
Fall neighborhood garage sale dates set
Friday, September 19th to Saturday, September 20th, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Our fall neighborhood garage sale dates are set for September 19th and 20th.  Time to clean out those closets and garages!