Due to the recent spike in COVID cases in Bartholomew County and Indiana, and the push to do everything possible locally to help the situation, most city buildings will be closed to the public beginning Monday, November 16 – through Sunday, November 29.

City officials will revisit this decision based on what happens over the next two weeks as we go into December, as we review the level of community spread throughout the county.

City business will continue to be transacted; employees will continue to work and answer phones and emails, and will meet with members of the public by appointment only. Please call or email the specific department if you need to meet with a staff member.

The City will be going to virtual meetings until December – which includes the November meetings for City Council, the Board of Works and Public Safety, City Utilities Board, Human Rights Commission, Redevelopment Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. The meetings will be live-streamed and available via WebEx.

This move is to protect employees’ health and safety, as well as for members of the public. The following details how each building will be affected:

  1. City Hall and Police Office Building closed – appointment only;
  2. Animal Care Building closed – appointment only;
  3. Donner Center Building closed – appointment only;
  4. Utilities Building closed – appointment only; Drive-through open;
  5. Fire Stations – closed to public;
  6. Hamilton Center – open for use;
  7. DPW Building – closed to the public;
  8. Transit – buses will continue to run as normal;
  9. Parks Open
  10. Aviation offices closed – appointment only;

Mayor Lienhoop urges members of the public to take the recent surge of the virus seriously and follow the guidelines laid out by the CDC and State of Indiana. Masks, social distancing, good hygiene and avoiding crowds and groups is key to protecting the community’s health and economy.