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Oct 29th, 2018
08:44 AM
17 days ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

Do you have a calling to public service? Would you like to serve in a leadership role on the decisions that impact Brownsburg's future? Perhaps a seat on one of the municipality’s boards and commissions is for you! Seats are open for terms beginning January 2019 on the Town’s Advisory Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), Redevelopment Commission (RDC), Park Board and Police Commission and the Brownsburg Improvement Committee.

Oct 11th, 2018
03:17 PM
about 1 month ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

When it comes to capital projects, and road construction projects in particular, Town of Brownsburg staff and officials often get questions about how those are prioritized and why schedules often overlap causing closures in more than one travel location at a time.

Many of our road projects receive federal funding. Since 2012, the Town has secured more than $49 million in federal aid for $76 million in completed, ongoing and planned capital improvements. Since those awards are decided five years in advance, the funding agency dictates in which year construction can commence. Meanwhile, needs for other improvements emerge and can result in simultaneous projects.

Indiana does have a short construction season from May through November. That can cause construction to be extended from one year into the next. Keeping a lane open to traffic, as opposed to complete closure, also extends project deadlines. Other factors than can delay or lengthen work schedules include utility relocations, bad weather, equipment breakdowns, and even environmental issues. READ THE FULL POST FOR THE LATEST STATUS UPDATES ON CAPITAL PROJECTS

Jul 10th, 2018
03:51 PM
about 4 months ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

Do you wash your car at home? You may not know that by washing the grime off your vehicle you might actually be causing harm to our local waterways. When you wash the car in the driveway or on the street, dirt, oil, grease, metals, and detergent-laden water runs into storm drains and then into our streams, rivers, and lakes. Just as soap destroys dirt and organisms on your vehicle, it will do the same in creeks and other bodies of water. Read the full blog post for some helpful alternatives.

Jun 20th, 2018
08:43 AM
about 4 months ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

The Brownsburg Farmers Market season is in full swing! Thanks to the support of IU Health West Hospital, shoppers find a bounty of fresh produce, pasture-raised meats, artisan baked goods, and handcrafted items on the Brownsburg Town Hall Green from 4 to 7 each Thursday afternoon. More than 50 vendors have committed to this season, offering goods from homemade jelly to plants, hand-poured candles, one-of-a-kind jewelry and goat's milk soap. Kids can enjoy the POP Club activities each week while school is out, and there's great music and food trucks every week. Still need a reason to shop at the Farmers Market? Read on!

Feb 1st, 2018
12:43 PM
about 9 months ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

Brownsburg Town Council met in mid-January with administration and department heads for a working group on goals and priorities. Town Manager Grant Kleinhenz presented a review of 2017 goals, notable accomplishments, and a look at goals and priorities for 2018 and beyond. Video from that meeting is available HERE and slides from the presentation can be seen HERE. Read the full post for a recap of notable 2107 goals accomplished.

Oct 17th, 2017
01:05 PM
about 1 year ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

You've probably heard a lot of talk about mixed-use developments this year, and if you’ve driven N. Green Street lately you know that construction is well underway on the site of the old St. Malachy church and school. The public-private partnerships between the Town and developers will transform the area into a pedestrian-friendly economic center. The investments totaling nearly $90 million will include office suites and a co-working space, luxury apartments, retail spaces, restaurants and a parking garage.

Sep 21st, 2017
08:32 AM
about 1 year ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

Brownsburg Town Council was recently presented the results of the 2017 Citizen Survey, which asked a random sample of 1,500 residents to rate a variety of factors impacting our community's livability. The Town has been conducting this biennial survey since 2011 to get residents' feedback that can help local officials identify areas for improvement and make decisions about the services the municipality provides to its residents in the future. Read on for highlights of this year's survey results.

Feb 25th, 2016
01:10 PM
about 2 years ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

We hope you had the chance to hear the State of the Town address recently delivered by Town Manager Grant Kleinhenz to the Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce. The presentation highlighted the many projects accomplished and goals reached by the municipality last year. If you missed it, see the presentation slides HERE. The 2015 Annual Report is also available, so pick up a hard copy at Town Hall or view it online HERE.

Brownsburg Town Council and the administration have outlined 2016 priorities in line with the Town's strategic plan and funded in this year's $50.8 million budget. Read the full post to learn about 16 projects we'll be working on for the community in 2016.

Jan 27th, 2016
09:13 AM
about 2 years ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

Unless you have been living under a rock, we know that you are aware of the many capital improvement projects the Town has underway or completed to improve traffic flow, pedestrian travel and safety over the last 18 months. But, did you know that many of those projects are made possible with federal funding? Town administration has secured more than $38 million from the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for projects between FY 2012 to FY 2021. Often times, the Town covers just 20 percent of construction costs.

Oct 1st, 2015
01:38 PM
about 3 years ago

The topic of livability, and more specifically walkability, comes up in most conversations about what makes a community a great place to live. Brownsburg’s population has grown by nearly 50 percent over the past 20 years. We know the suburb is attractive to many new residents for its proximity to the city, its small town character, great schools and safe neighborhoods. But we also know that we have to develop new and improved amenities to serve & retain residents. A vital part of that effort is the Active Transportation System for bicycle and pedestrian travel.

Sep 22nd, 2015
10:28 AM
about 3 years ago
Posted by
Hartsell, Brian

The process to approve the Town's budget for 2016 has been underway for several months. In fact, it starts not long after the previous year’s budget is adopted. The budget process starts with careful review between the Town Manager’s Office and all department heads, and then the proposed budget is presented for the Town Council's input at a special meeting. The Council adopts the budget over the course of a public hearing and three readings, which are all open to the public. With a few weeks to go until adoption, the proposed 2016 budget totals about $50.9M across over 25 funds.

Jul 8th, 2015
09:00 AM
about 3 years ago
Posted by
Hartsell, Brian

Think your boss could -- or would -- do your job? At the Town of Brownsburg, employees get to find out. Fridays in the Field is a program that takes Town Manager Grant Kleinhenz and Assistant Town Manager Brian Hartsell out of the office and into Town departments to perform daily tasks.  The goal of the program is to improve relationships between administration and staff. And, by rolling up their sleeves to experience Town laborers’ working conditions, they get a better idea of what departments need when it comes to budget time.

Jun 19th, 2015
02:23 PM
about 3 years ago
Posted by
Dillon, Kathy

Sewer utilities across the nation as well as right here in Brownsburg continue to see increases in maintenance and emergency repair costs due to the things people flush down their toilets.  People tend to resist changing their behavior and customers have asked sewer utility operators to just change out their equipment so it will accept whatever customers want to flush down the system. 

Apr 14th, 2015
01:16 PM
about 3 years ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

Indiana's primary election day will be here in just a few weeks, and Brownsburg residents have many choices on the ballot. Candidates are running for clerk-treasurer and town court judge, and vying for Town Council seats in Wards 2, 3 and 4.  A number of organizations will host "meet the candidate" forums and we encourage you take the opportunity to become an informed voter and make sure that you exercise your right to vote on May 5. The Town of Brownsburg does not endorse, support, or take a position in opposition to any issues or candidates on the ballot.

Feb 25th, 2015
12:22 PM
about 3 years ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

Town Manager Grant Kleinhenz recently delivered the State of the Town address to the Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce, recapping the many projects accomplished and goals reached by the municipality last year.  So now we turn our attention to 2015 priorities, as outlined in the Town's strategic plan and funded in this year's budget by Town Council. Read on for just 15 things we're doing for you in 2015.

Oct 1st, 2014
02:02 PM
about 4 years ago

Economic development creates the conditions for economic growth. It focuses in, on, and improves on our quality of life by expanding the capacity of individuals, firms, and the community to maximize the use of our talents and skills, to support innovation, to lower production and transaction costs, create jobs, and responsibly produce and trade valuable goods and services.  This is economic development.

Sep 11th, 2014
11:48 AM
about 4 years ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

At the beginning of this year, we called attention to a number of objectives that the Town of Brownsburg would be working to complete in 2014. Now that we’re well past the mid-year point, it's the perfect time to provide a progress report.

Apr 9th, 2014
11:50 AM
about 4 years ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

It finally happened: spring has arrived! With the warmer weather, a lot of us are starting spring cleaning to freshen up a home that's been closed up all winter and prepare the yard for growing season. If you've started spring cleaning, I hope that you will take advantage of the clean-up and recycling events happening on Saturday, April 12.

Mar 31st, 2014
01:04 PM
about 4 years ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

With several innovative companies locating in and around Brownsburg over the past decade, economic development leaders here hope that a new multi-channel promotional effort will build on that success to attract similar companies. The “Innovation Zone” campaign will target companies that are currently in business incubators or similar start-up spaces and that need additional space and resources to foster the next stage of growth.

Mar 10th, 2014
11:02 AM
about 4 years ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

It seems we've barely finished publishing the Town of Brownsburg's 2013 Annual Report, and here we are nearing the end of the first quarter already! We are proud to have so many accomplishments to document for the past year (read the Annual Report here if you missed it) and we're excited about the number of goals we expect to reach this year. You can find the administration's complete presentation on goals and priorities on the website, but read on about 14 things we're doing for you in 2014.

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