I belong to a group of neighbors called the Old Town Work Crew. It was organized a couple of years ago by local homeowners Anne Kenley and Krista Bocko. It’s a loosely knit group of folks who gather at a different member’s house once a month to tackle a project that might be too difficult to do on their own. We usually paint, glaze windows, do yard work, strip wallpaper, lay pavers, that kind of thing. It’s just four hours on a Saturday morning once a month or whatever time you can spare. And, once you participate a couple of times you can get on the list to have the crew work at your house. I really like this kind of community effort for several reasons:
I wanted to alert you to the City Council meeting on Tuesday Dec. 18. On the agenda are revised plans for the Levinson, that huge apartment building planned for downtown Noblesville.
You ‘ll recall the developer brought it before the council a few months ago. They OK’d it but a number of residents and local organizations including the Preservation Alliance, asked if they could contribute their advice on the design because it didn’t seem to fit into downtown very well.
The Mike Corbett for Mayor campaign is launching a promotion to help drive holiday traffic to the courthouse square.
“This was originally conceived as a response to the city’s decision to move the Santa House,” said Corbett. Last week the city reversed course after realizing it didn’t have the authority to move the house, which has been a holiday tradition for several generations.
The below is the speech given by Mike Corbett at his Campaign Kick-Off Rally.
This is a crucial time for the City of Noblesville. Events over the past four years have revealed a disconnect between the people and our leaders and its time to correct that.
At the same time, development that has the potential to change the face of our city is knocking at the door. We’re lucky it’s happening now. We have examples of modern development happening just down the road.
Ours is not a battle pitting old things against new things. The battle is for inclusion and respect but it’s not just “old folks” who are crying out. It’s people of all ages and experiences. They aren’t upset by change, they are upset by being continually ignored and pushed aside.