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City to pay $15K to fix wells at new World Sports Park

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The city of Indianapolis will pay at least $15,000 to replace one home water well and lower pumps in three others because they're being sucked dry by an irrigation system at a park where crews are building international sports fields.

Chief city chief engineer Andy Lutz told The Indianapolis Star that testing near the new Indianapolis World Sports Park on the city's far-east side has linked its new wells and reduced levels in four neighboring homes' wells.

The costs represent the latest issue for the $6 million park, which will contain cricket fields and space for rugby, hurling and other sports popular overseas. City Council members have criticized Mayor Greg Ballard for pushing the project while the city faces a $50 million budget deficit.

Ballard also has support for the new park.

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  • STOP 11 Road
    City government is consumed with idiots starting with Ballard. Can we get STOP 11 RD from Bluff Road to Rahke Road REPAVED to include turn lanes and sidewalks it support many neighborhoods and Perry Meridian HS, Perry Meridian Middle, and the 6th grade Academy. Come on Ballard stop with the pay to play and get down to business!

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  2. Boston.com has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/07/interactions_banks_63_million.html The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

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  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.

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