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    CarmelFest Parade Draws more than 25,000 Spectators

    CARMEL, IN – It is estimated that more than 25,000 spectators lined the streets of Carmel on Wednesday, July 4th to watch the CarmelFest Parade. The parade included 111 entries with more than 2,000 participants. The parade travels along Carmel Drive to Range Line Road to Main Street ending at the Carmel High School. The heat affected 16 participants who had been walking the parade route. All were minors and in various marching bands. They were treated for heat exhaustion and as a precaution, taken to area hospitals for further evaluation

    07/04/2012 1:00 AM

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    Carmel Mentioned in Wall Street Journal Article

    Carmel Mentioned in Wall Street Journal Article CARMEL, IN - In today’s Wall Street Journal (Thursday, June 28, 2012) on page A2 in the article “Cities Outpace Suburbs in Growth,” Carmel is shown as a suburb that is growing faster than its adjacent larger city (see chart with attached article). The article looked at the 51 largest metropolitan areas in the United States from July 2010 to July 2011 and noted that in most large metropolitan areas, “many U.S. cities are growing faster than their suburbs for the first time in decades…” However, this is not the case in Carmel.

    06/28/2012 1:00 AM

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    Utilities Department Conducts Smoke Testing

    CARMEL, IN - Beginning on or after June 28, 2012 Carmel Utilities will be conducting “smoke testing” in various areas of the Carmel sewer system. Smoke testing is best conducted when the weather is dry and the current weather conditions make it an ideal time to do the testing. The process involves blowing smoke under pressure into the sanitary sewer line. Smoke will reveal itself by coming out of manhole lids that are not sealed tight, sewer lines that have defects, clean out caps that are missing and other defects. This is a step in the process of identifying areas that the Utilities or property owners may want to repair or replace.

    06/27/2012 1:00 AM

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    Xiangyang Delegation Traveling to Carmel for Sister City Signing Ceremony

    Signing ceremony for establishing a sister city relationship between Xiangyang City, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China and the City of Carmel. This signing ceremony will officially begin the Sister City agreement between the two cities. There will also be a performance by the Carmel Chinese Lion Dance Team following the Ceremony.

    06/27/2012 1:00 AM

  • Mayor James Brainard of Carmel, IN with the 2012 Public Service of the Year Award

    INDIANAPOLIS – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana (ACEC Indiana) recently recognized Mayor James Brainard of Carmel, IN with the 2012 Public Service of the Year Award at its annual meeting.

    06/26/2012 1:00 AM

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    Luxury Apartments Coming to City Center

    CARMEL, IN - At a recent meeting, the Carmel Redevelopment Commission (CRC) gave preliminary approval to Anderson Birkla Investment Partners LLC. for their $6 million construction project to include 44 luxury apartments and Anderson Birkla’s corporate headquarters. This boutique development will be called “The Mezz,” which plays off the mezzanine level seating in The Palladium. These buildings will be located on both the east and west end of the James Building (The Tarkington Theater building) in City Center. Anderson Birkla must still go through the architectural review process with the CRC before any construction begins.

    06/25/2012 1:00 AM

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    Fireworks Rules and Fire Safety in Carmel

    The City of Carmel has enacted some ordinances designed to help keep all of our residents safe and help minimize disruption from loud noises and fireworks throughout the year. While there are a few holidays in American that are typically celebrated with fireworks or noise makers, city officials found it necessary to create a City ordinance limiting the days when residents can legally shoot off fireworks becuase the frequency of the displays were increasing causing a nuisance.

    06/19/2012 1:00 AM

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    CarmelFest Parade Grand Marshal: Mayor Jim Brainard

    Mayor Jim Brainard will be the Grand Marshal leading the 2012 "St.Vincent Health 4th of July Parade at CarmelFest". This year's parade theme is Carmel - Celebrating 175 years. The CarmelFest Committee strongly supported the idea of tying in the festival and parade theme with the city of Carmel's 175th anniversary. According to Parade Chairperson, Peggy Powell, "Once this year's theme was chosen, we knew the best choice for Grand Marshal would be Mayor Brainard. His leadership has guided our community and helped us grow."

    06/05/2012 1:00 AM

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    Carmel City Golf Championship

    Carmel City Championship Golf Game June 23rd, 24th, and 30th sign up today at

    06/05/2012 1:00 AM

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    Water Wisely: Carmel Utilities Introduces Water-Use Efficiency Campaign

    CARMEL, IN- Carmel Utilities is introducing a new water-use efficiency campaign just in time for Earth Day. According to historical statistics from local electrical utilities and Carmel Utilities energy consumption, for every 100 gallons of water that is produced, .85 pounds of carbon dioxide is released into the air. It takes a lot of energy to pump, treat, and distribute water and then to clean the water returned to our wastewater facility.


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    INDOT: US 31 Restrictions for Bridge Work

    For details of all Major Moves traffic updates - locate INDOT’s Twitter feed and Facebook page

    06/04/2012 1:00 AM

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    Carmel Granted Permanent Injunction Against Double Apple Lounge

    CARMEL, IN – The City of Carmel was granted a permanent injunction against the Double Apple Lounge from Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge Paul Felix this afternoon. The City was represented by Assistant City Attorney Ashley M. Ulbricht and outside counsel Libby Roberts of Roberts Legal Group, LLC.

    05/31/2012 1:00 AM

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    Peoria, Illinois Mayor and other City Officials Visit Carmel

    CARMEL, IN – Today, Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard will host the Peoria, Illinois Mayor Jim Ardis and approximately 30 of his city’s officials and government staff who will be touring Carmel for the day. The visit is intended to showcase Carmel’s roundabouts and other city projects to help Peoria officials visualize some of the things that Peoria has been discussing as part of their city’s planning initiatives.

    05/30/2012 1:00 AM

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    CarmelFest 2012

    Welcome to the 2012 edition of CarmelFest. This year we are celebrating Carmel’s 175th Anniversary as a community! CarmelFest brings families together to enjoy the annual celebration which commemorates the founding of our great nation. Fondly known as the Greatest Festival in Indiana, the CarmelFest Committee along with the Rotary Club of Carmel promise to generate exciting memories for you to take with you and enjoy for decades to come!

    05/25/2012 1:00 AM

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    Housing Starts Continue to Increase in 2012

    Carmel, IN – The number of home construction permits issued in Carmel/Clay Township continues to increase when compared with previous years’ figures. Records from the City of Carmel Department of Community Services indicate a 130 percent increase in the total number of permits between April 2011 and April 2012. Year to date (YTD) figures also recovered, with the total number of permits issued through April 2012 YTD up 51 percent when compared with April 2011 YTD permits.

    05/24/2012 1:00 AM

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    Residential Trash and Recycling Holiday Pick Up Schedule Reminder

    Reminder that next week due to the Memorial Day holiday, residential trash and recycling pick up will be delayed one day.

    05/24/2012 1:00 AM

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    Carmel Files Injunction against the Double Apple Lounge

    CARMEL, IN – The City of Carmel is seeking an injunction to stop the Double Apple Lounge from operating. This establishment was recently accused twice in less than four months by the Indiana State Excise Police of having minors on the premises and in the bar consuming alcohol and/or in possession of alcohol. The City believes the defendants are likely to continue the practice of serving minors if the Double Apple Lounge remains open.

    05/18/2012 1:00 AM

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    Smart Irrigation Information and Product Show

    Attend the free Smart Irrigation and Product Show to learn ways you can lower your water bill and help limit irrigation’s carbon footprint. See the latest in technologies and learn in a no-sales-pressure environment how smart irrigation and other practices can keep your summertime water bills and environmental impact at a minimum. Informational displays and booths from various community environmental organizations and landscape related businesses will be at the event.

    05/18/2012 1:00 AM

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    Double Apple Lounge Update

    CARMEL, IN – The arrest of 16 minors on Saturday night at the Double Apple Lounge prompted Mayor Jim Brainard to send a building code inspector, city prosecutor and Carmel Fire Marshall to inspect the establishment located on the northeast corner of 96th and Michigan Road, just inside the Carmel city limits. The Mayor was concerned after reading reports in the news about an incident of underage drinking at the Double Apple Lounge and the attempt by management to hide those minors (some as young as 15) by having them pose as kitchen staff.

    05/16/2012 1:00 AM

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    Carmel’s Memorial Day Ceremony - This Morning at 9AM

    The City of Carmel will be holding a Memorial Day Ceremony to remember those who have served our country. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments provided.

    05/14/2012 1:00 AM

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