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In 2001 Mayor Jim Brainard asked the Department of Community Relations to create a means for neighborhood association presidents to be better equipped to do their job. The idea sprung from a discussion during a meeting of the Carmel Business Alliance regarding the benefits of quality of life in Carmel and its ability to attract companies here and retain them. This group was concerned about the quality of older neighborhoods in Carmel and wanted to make sure that we were doing all we could to help the neighborhood association presidents network and help each other find solutions to common problems.

CNAN continues to be one of the best ways for us to share information about City departments and services. The City also benefits because this group shares their concerns about issues affecting their neighborhoods directly allowing for immediate response from the City and possible resolution to the problem.

The Department:

  • Determines quarterly dates for CNAN meetings coordinating with Mayor’s schedule
  • Decides current issues to be discussed and coordinates for appropriate speakers
  • Prepares updates for CNAN binders and complete binders for new members
  • Created and maintains Access database of all CNAN members
  • Issues letters and emails to all CNAN members notifying them of upcoming meetings as well as keeping them informed of other community issues.
  • Attends and staffs CNAN meetings

Helpful Documents:

The Top Ten Most Asked Questions from the Public

The following list of questions and answers will help you provide information in your neighborhood. 

Here are some of the top questions we get from residents:

1.       Property issues - tall grass, abandoned properties, property line set backs, zoning

a.       Call Department of Community Services (Planning and Zoning) first to see if issue can be answered or handled by Code Enforcement staff.

                                                               i.      (317) 571-2417

                                                             ii.      Lisa Motz – lmotz@carmel.in.gov

2.       Gazebo Concerts

a.       Listed on website

                                                               i.      Click here for Gazebo Summer Concerts webpage

3.       Animal Control

a.       If there is an immediate threat of bodily harm or loss of life, call 911.

b.      Otherwise, call the non-emergency dispatch number

                                                               i.      (317) 571-2580

4.       Court

a.       Website and phone number

                                                               i.      Click here to link to Carmel City Court webpage

                                                             ii.      (317) 571-2440

5.       Zoning

a.       Start with Dept. of Community Services (Planning and Zoning)

                                                               i.      (317) 571-2417

                                                             ii.      Lisa Motz – lmotz@carmel.in.gov

6.       Recycle Locations

a.       Click here for Carmel Trash & Recycling Program website

7.       Trees – who handles dying trees

a.       Click here for Urban Forestry webpage  

8.       Agenda items on various city meetings

a.       Go to page for particular city agency, board or commission

                                                               i.      Click here for Carmel Clay Agencies Boards and Commissions  

9.       Monon Center and general Parks & Rec Dept. Phone Number

a.       Main Parks number works for both:

                                                               i.      (317) 848-PARK (7275)

10.   Various contact numbers including Post Office and other area govt. numbers including Hamilton County, Indy and surrounding Metro region:

a.       Other government links launch page from our site

                                                               i.      Click here for Other Government Links webpage  

b.      Post Office

                                                               i.      275 Medical Drive, Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 846-2489


If you’d like to get involved with CNAN, please contact Sue Maki at smaki@carmel.in.gov

 

 

Last updated: 7/2/2013 10:01:27 AM