Letter from VRA President: How many more weeks of winter?

Pun(x)s aside…As we wait for a thaw, things are in planning mode for Zionsville, and we have the opportunity to shape our future.  Most importantly will be our meeting on Sunday March 3rd at the Sullivan Munce at 1:30pm.

1st – Of note, we have had contact from Matt Werner, a communications consultant for various INDOT projects around the state. One of those projects is 421 Forward, located on US 421 between Greenfield/Templin Road up to County Road 300 South/146th Street.  As the project moves forward we are encouraged to provide input and monitor the situation at 421forward.com, we’ll keep you updated here and through facebook.

2nd – The Town of Zionsville has posted a Comprehensive Plan Request for Qualifications (RFQ) – the first step of the process to develop a new Comprehensive Plan. The new plan will include goals, policies, objectives and implementation strategies related to various aspects of future growth including land use, transportation, utilities and economic development.  This plan will be for ALL of Zionsville and not be focused on our Village.  While I encourage you to ask Village friendly candidates to apply, this is not likely to impact our Village nearly as much as…

Most important – Our March 3rd meeting.  We will be hosting Corrie Sharp of the Zionsville Redevelopment Commission who will have an important update on the progress of the Gateway and downtown Zionsville plans.  This meeting is very critical in its timing in order to give feedback before the mayor’s state of Zionsville address in March.  Corrie is listening and wants your input.

I am working on the plans for the year so keep the annual traditions in mind and please tell your neighbor about us.

I’ll see you March 3rd!

e-mail me at: president@zvra.com

Bret Brewer

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Town Council Info

Hi! As the new District 4 Town Council representative, I’ve been asked to continue Josh Garrett’s tradition of providing an update to help village residents keep informed about our town government. Since this is my first month of service, I thought I would also take a moment to introduce myself. 

My name is Sarah Esterline Sampson. I grew up in the area on Eagle Creek Nursery and returned to Zionsville, 18 years ago. I attended Pike High School, graduated from the University of Notre Dame, and worked as a CPA in the audit and tax departments of both Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. My husband is Jon, and we have loved being active volunteers in our community while raising our 10 children.

I’m excited to have begun my term as your Town Councilor. I’ve been placed on the Town Safety Board, the Mayor’s Finance Committee, attend the Mayor’s Department Head meetings as the Town Council rep, and will participate in a monthly Redevelopment Committee (RDC) small group. 

The Mayor’s administration is reengineering the Town Hall a bit, adding a security presence and working at digitizing aspects of the Town’s administrative functions. The Town Council has voted on several agenda items including Town Appointments to Boards, Commissions, and Committees, the consideration of ordinance adoptions related to a new Pathways Committee, and the consideration of establishing a Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council. I also attended a conference on Municipal Government training which allowed me the opportunity to network with other nearby community leaders. 

I look forward to meeting you and serving our district. Please introduce yourself to me when we see each other around town! The next Town Council meeting will be February 5 at 7pm. You can contact me through my town email sesampson@zionsville-in.gov

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