February BTNA Meeting (2-9-2015 @ 6:30pm, MLK Community Center)

The February Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association Board Meeting will be held this coming Monday night (2-9-2015) at 6:30pm at the MLK Community Center (40th & Illinois).
We hope you are able to join us!
Best, BTNA Board
Ps. Please note this meeting will feature Jerry Wise (CFO of the IMA) as well as continuing board business regarding the Verizon Wireless Utility Poles and Midtown Anchor Coalition. If you are unable to attend but would like to voice your opinion please feel free to respond to this email with questions, concerns and constructive discussion points.

February BTNA Meeting (2/9) will feature speaker from the IMA!

The February meeting of the Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015 starting at 6:30pm at the MLK Community Center. All neighbors are welcome and encouraged to attend!

A special guest on the agenda will be a representative from the IMA. We’d encourage all neighbors to attend and voice their opinions on the recent changes the IMA announced (admission fee increase as well as closing the neighborhood entrance at 42nd & Michigan). We look forward to a large crowd and constructive discussion!


The “Great Indy Clean Up” in Butler Tarkington – April 4th






Neighbors — Please mark your calendars NOW for the “Great Indy Clean Up” in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood which will be held on Saturday, April 4. BTNA will once again be  working with Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis and Butler University.


Butler Bulldog Jog Run/Walk on March 28th

The 3.5 Mile Walk/Run & 1 Mile Dog Walk is on March 28 this year and begins at 9 am. However, preparation and festivities will begin at 7 am – which is pertinent information for our community! The registration link, as well as more information about the race, can be found on the Bulldog Jog Website: www.butler.edu/bulldog-jog.


BTNA January Board Meeting will be held on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:30pm

The January meeting of the Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association will be held on Monday, January 12, 2015 starting at 6:30pm at the MLK Community Center. All neighbors are welcome and encouraged to attend!



Christmas Tree Recycling

Per the IBJ: City officials said Monday that park gates are once again open to Christmas trees for mulching.

The decision reverses an unpopular new policy that required residents to recycle their trees curbside.

“In response to feedback from residents across Marion County, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced that it will restore its live Christmas tree collection program at Indy Parks,” the department announced in a news release.

Trees can be dropped off immediately at eight parks until Jan. 31, but residents can continue to recycle curbside, as well.

It was the first time in more than a decade that the city didn’t accept trees in parks for recycling, and it proved confusing to residents. At Broad Ripple Park, for example, residents have discarded about 30 trees in a heap despite a sign explaining that it was not a drop-off site anymore.


Indy Christmas tree program under fire from recycling advocates

The city tried the new program because officials thought it would be more convenient for residents to drag their trees to the curb rather than truck them to the park. But the curbside program also required people to cut trees into portions less than 4 feet long and wrap them with twine or rope.

The change left Indianapolis as the only one of six major cities in the region not providing a public tree recycling program this year.

The eight parks for recycling trees are:

•Broad Ripple Park, 1610 Broad Ripple Ave.

•Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St. Clair St.

•Garfield Park, 2432 Conservatory Drive.

•Krannert Park, 605 S. High School Road.

•Perry Park, 451 E. Stop 11 Road.

•Riverside Park, 2420 N. Riverside Drive.

•Sahm Park, 6801 E. 91st St.

•Northwestway Park, 5253 W. 62nd St.