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November 2014 Crime Report

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Resident Information: 96 Gallon Trash Service

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Many residents in Meridian-Kessler have recently received notice that Republic Services is switching to automatic pickup routes, requiring the use of 96-gallon containers.  The automatic pickup and containers are similar to the way Republic has been collecting recycling in the area for the past few years.  After hearing from several confused residents and speaking with the City, we have compiled a summary of the changes below: 


  • This is a pilot program impacting solid waste district #3, which roughly impacts M-K residents north of 46th Street and East of College Ave.


  • It is expected that all of the Republic Services collection areas will be switched to the automated pickup in the future, though an exact timeline has not been established.


  • Each household in the affected area will receive one 96-gallon container at no charge.


  • Timeline:
    • October 1th- begin delivery of 96-gallon carts to residents (3-4 week process)
    • October 1th - Grace period begins- residents are asked to use their new cart once they receive it.  Those not following the guidelines will receive a notice, but trash will be collected.
    • November 30th- only trash in the 96-gallon carts will be taken.



  • What about heavy trash that does not fit in my cart?
    • Each household may place up to two heavy trash items out each month on heavy trash day.  Heavy trash day will occur on your regular pickup day during the last full week of the month.
  • What if I already have a 96 gallon or similar cart :
    • If the cart is of a similar style to the Republic carts, such that the equipment can handle it, you will likely be able to use it for trash pickup.
    • MKNA believes that smaller two-wheeled containers will be acceptable, though are still trying to confirm.
  • Why is Republic Services moving to automated trash pick-up?
    • Automated trash collection with carts reduces illegal dumping, makes disposing of trash safer and easier, is more efficient, and provides a uniform look to the city’s streets and alleys.
  • Can residents purchase additional carts?
    • Yes, residents can purchase additional carts for $65. These additional carts will be the property of the resident.
    • Republic Services will be responsible for replacement carts and repairs. Residents should contact Republic (317-917-7300) to report needed repairs.  
  • What if my cart is stolen?
    • First call the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's non-emergency number at (317) 327-3811 to make a police report. Once you have this report number, give it to the Mayor's Action Center at 327-4MAC (4622) and ask for a replacement. When the police report is confirmed, a replacement cart will be delivered to your home.
  • What if I am not able to transport the 96-gal container to the curb?
    • Smaller carts are available for people who need them.
    • Personal assistance is also available for those who are unable to transport the container to the curb.
    • Both services can be arranged by contacting the Mayor’s Action Center at 327-4622.
    • MKNA’s office can also assist those in need by contacting us here.


If you have additional questions, we can assist in trying to help—just contact us here!

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Restoring an Old House?

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From Animal House to Our House

Thursday, October 16, 2014

5:30 cash bar; 6 p.m. lecture

Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis

DIY expert Ron Tanner combines romance, history, and humor in his illustrated talk on buying and restoring a condemned fraternity house to its original Victorian splendor.

 More than a million viewers have watched how-to videos on the Tanners' DIY website,

Co-sponsored by Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis with support from Cornelius O'Brien Lecture Series Concerning Historic Preservation.

Free with online RSVP at


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October 2014 Health & Hospital Report

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September 2014 Crime Report

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Midtown Education Summit - September 26th

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Midtown Education Summit – Children’s Museum

Thursday, 9/25 6 – 8pm – 50+ Midtown Schools Represented

This second annual Education Summit, like that held last year, is a comprehensive effort to bring together MidNorth community residents with representatives of the many schools that serve families and children in those neighborhoods. This event will provide the opportunity to gather information regarding many of the school options (K-12), their programs, admission requirements, open house dates, application deadlines and more.

The school booths will be open for the entire evening: 6 – 8pm.

Speakers will also be continuous throughout the evening on a specific schedule. Visitors may, on their own time frame, listen to the speaker(s) of their choice and visit the booths for further information and to have questions answered.

Speaker Schedule

6:30 - IPS speaks

6:45 – Washington Township speaks

7:00 - Charter Schools

7:15 - Break

7:30 – ISACS (Independent School Assoc.)

7:45 – Diocese


In addition to the School Tables open for the entire evening, Speaker’s Tables will also be open. Q&A will happen at their designated tables.


This is an ACADEMIC ONE STOP SHOP. Don’t miss. It will make your life easier.


This Education Summit is made possible through the united efforts of MKNA, a sponsor this year, BTNA, BRVA, MFC, and the others under the umbrella of Midtown. Mark your calendar, September 25th!!


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September 2014 Health & Hospital Report

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