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New Town Hall Brainstorming Session
February [email protected]:30 am-11:30 am
Proposed New Town Hall – Brainstorming sessions to begin Feb. 4th
Based upon the revised floodwall plan with DPW’s determination that the current town hall would need to be demolished, DPW proposed that a new town hall building be constructed as part of the floodwall project. It was noted that the new town hall could be constructed to meet current requirements for building in the flood plain (ie, raised construction) and that underlying space could later be enclosed once FEMA certification for the floodwall project and lifting of flood plain construction restrictions occurred. DPW provided a rendering of what the new town hall could look like if it were placed in Hohlt Park, but left determination of where the new town hall should be built and proposed specifications up to the Rocky Ripple Town Council. Completed specifications are to be included as an Exhibit attached to the Interlocal Agreement that is under development.
Although a new town hall in a different location is not the choice the Rocky Ripple Town Council would have pursued had it not been for the revised flood protection plan, building a new town hall will allow for the town to meet a statewide mandate that our facility become ADA compliant. At a yet to be determined date, Rocky Ripple will be required to be ADA compliant in order to obtain continued grants/funds from the state of Indiana. This will need to be addressed whether or not the floodwall project is completed.
In order to provide information to DPW for completion of the Interlocal Agreement Exhibit, the Rocky Ripple Town Council will hold several public brainstorming sessions to develop the new town hall specifications and obtain input into new location proposals. The first of these sessions is scheduled to occur on Saturday, 04-Feb-2022 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the town hall. Everyone is invited to participate and a light breakfast will be included. (Thanks to the Rocky Ripple Community Association for helping provide this!) Please bring and share your vision for our future to this working meeting!!