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Updates from around the City – May 2014

We hope everyone has been having a good start to this Spring. With classes winding down at WLCSC and Purdue ramping up for the Summer semester, the City and neighborhood has been hard at work.

State Street Master Plan Executive Summary

The State Street Master Plan is moving forward and an executive summary and two presentations were given this week.  One before the Traffic Commission and another before the Redevelopment Commission.

You can download the full 12-page executive summary of the State Street Master Plan.

Seeking Artists for Public Art

The City of West Lafayette and its Public Arts Team seek Midwestern artists, teams of artists, or design firms to create a permanent public artwork in the Tapawingo Park.  For more information, please view the following:

Wireless Internet Access at West Lafayette Farmer’s Market

West Lafayette, Ind. – May 19, 2014 – The City of West Lafayette’s wireless internet has been extended to the public and vendors at the West Lafayette Farmers Market in Cumberland Park.

There are two available wireless SSIDs located at the Market. One is a secure connection for vendors only and one is the same public access the city offers in other areas such as Morton, all fire stations, wastewater, The Village, etc.
The public will connect to the WL-Public SSID. A password is not required and connecting is free of charge. Users will have to accept a basic user agreement, however, after doing so they are free to surf the web, check email, and use social media on the free wireless network.
A different, protected network is available to vendors, especially those accepting credit cards.

Greater Lafayette’s Bike to Work Day 2014-05-16

Air up your tires, calibrate your brakes, and prepare for Greater Lafayette’s Bike to Work Day!

In celebration of National Bike Month, the Greater Lafayette community is invited to participate in two organized rides on May 16.

According to a press release distributed by Purdue:

  • Gather in Lafayette at 11th and Main streets, near K. Dees Coffee & Roasting Co.
  • Gather in West Lafayette at the southeast corner of Salisbury Street and Lindberg Road in the former Burtsfield School parking lot.

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Each group should gather at 7:30-7:45 a.m. for a brief kickoff ceremony. Each ceremony will include a proclamation from the respective city’s mayor and drawings for gift cards to Hodson’s Bay in West Lafayette and Virtuous Cycles in Lafayette. Coffee will be provided at both locations.
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We can all look forward to a wonderful speech by our very own Mayor Dennis and then ride in fellowship to our places of work.

Hope to see you out there!

Of Interest:  Think  Lafayette had a wonderful post about last year’s Bike to Work Day.

Yard Waste Disposal Notes for 2014

Here is a note from our amazing Street and Sanitation Department:

It has finally quit snowing! We know that everyone is anxious to get outside to clean up their yards.

The West Lafayette Street Department would like to remind our great citizens of the polices for disposal of yard waste to ensure your items are collected as quickly as possible.

  • As of July 1, 2013, the City does not collect grass clippings with weekly yard waste. The City is encouraging residents to recycle their grass clippings by leaving them on their lawn, using them as mulch or composting them. Grass clippings are an excellent source for providing nutrients to the soil, reducing the need to fertilize your yard. Please check the attached flyer for more information about how to dispose of grass clippings.
  • Leaves and other short, loose yard debris should be placed in rigid containers for collection on your normal yard waste collection day. The leaf vac is only scheduled to run in the fall when most of the leaves drop from the trees.
  • Branches should be no longer than 4 feet and no more than 4 inches in diameter.
  • We do not pick up dirt or sod. These items can be very heavy, putting our employees at risk for injury.

You can find more information on the City’s web site.

Another resource, created by the City, is their handy grass clipping and recycling info sheet.

Thank you, as always, for your cooperation.

West Lafayette Tree Friends Spring 2014 Pruning Schedule

Our very own City’s West Lafayette Tree Friends group has released their Spring 2014 Pruning Schedule.  New Chauncey neighbors (and others) are more than welcome to help the team perform their annual pruning efforts.  You can contact Bev Shaw (765-775-5161) if you have any questions.

This year’s schedule runs on Thursdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am:

4/10 Brixford & Tunbridge (west end of Tunbridge).  Prune Brixford, Tunbridge, then continue to the east

4/17 Lincoln at Robinson, then left on Rose

4/24 Mulch trees on Tapawingo South

5/1 Take the week off!

5/8 Sylvia at Grant (and to the south)

5/15 Stadium at Grant (and to the north)

5/22 Stadium at Robinson

5/29 Evergreen at Hayes

You can also follow the West Lafayette Tree Friends on Facebook.

State Street Master Plan Public Open House – 3rd and Final Meeting

State Street Master Plan Meeting 2014-02

Even more has happened in the last month since our previous public meeting regarding the State Street Master Plan.

Please join your fellow neighbors and West Lafayette residents for an update, exchange of ideas, and interaction with the various people (including yourself) helping re-envision what State Street could and should be.

On-Campus location: , Room 184 from 11:30am to 1:00pm

State Street Master Plan public meetings:

Thursday, March 13th
Drop by any time from 11:30-1:00PM, Room 184, MSEE (Materials and Electrical Engineering Building)
Attend the presentation at 5:30PM – 7:00PM, West Lafayette Public Library

State Street Master Plan Map

8 Themes Emerge for State Street

State Street Master Plan Facebook Page

State Street Master Plan Public Open House / Update

State Street 1928 Plan

A lot has happened over the last couple months since the first public meeting regarding the State Street Master Plan.

Join other community members for an update, exchange of ideas, and interaction with the various people (including yourself) helping re-envision what State Street could and should be.

State Street Master Plan public meetings:

Thursday, Feb. 13th
Drop by any time from 11:30-1:30, Room 202, Stewart Center
Attend the presentation at 5:30 PM, West Lafayette Public Library

State Street Master Plan Map

 

8 Themes Emerge for State Street

LWV: 2014 Annual Legislative Breakfast

League of Women Voters Logo

League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette present…

2014 Annual Legislative Breakfast
Saturday, February 8
Open to the public
MCL Restaurant & Bakery located at
521 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette, IN

9:15 am Continental breakfast; $10.00 at the door.
10:00 am Program; no charge.

Program:

Seven legislators (Brown, Klinker, Truitt, Lehe, Negele, Alting, Hershman) of Tippecanoe County are invited to answer questions from the public on issues and bills currently being discussed in the 2014 General Assembly.

Be a part of:  Making Democracy Work!

Invite a guest to

  • meet legislators,
  • ask questions, and
  • see the League in action!

RSVPs requested: breakfast@leaguelafayette.org or 765-714-4829.

Walk-ins Welcome!