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Good Monday morning. This is Fishers Digest. It’s been said that when Christopher Columbus landed in America in 1492, one of the first things he uttered was “Someone please make a Fishers Digest”. His request came true 530 years later.

☁️ Today’s weather: Cloudy, with a high near 59°. AKA: The point where we might start to point out the low instead of the high 😂

In today’s digest:

  • Hiring season for library board
  • Space trains
  • City Council
  • Weekly construction report

This issue is 781 words, a 3-minute read.

The Digest

Hiring season

Board Resignation: Ray Maddalone, the board secretary for Hamilton East Library, has resigned.

Key Details:

  • Maddalone quit on October 5th.
  • He was one of two picked by the Hamilton County Commission to help run the library
  • A picture taken by Sarah Arbuckle led to complaints filed against Maddalone and the board.

The complaints filed say board members (including Maddalone) broke Open Door Laws. When the the Public Access Counselor released their opinion; Maddalone quit two hours later.

Get Involved: The position’s vacant. Think you have what it takes to serve? Can you handle public and national criticism (see: revised collections policy)? If so, apply here for a chance to be selected!

Space trains

Photo by Forest Katsch on Unsplash

About once a week, you’ll see comments in Fishers forums that say something like: “DID ANYONE JUST SEE THAT?!” These are Elon Musk’s “Starlink satellite trains”. Star-gazers have dubbed these a menace, but they are pretty cool if you’re lucky enough to catch them.

In related news: While Starlink trains aren’t alien activity, Ring still thinks there is. They’re offering 1 million dollars for scientific evidence caught on a Ring camera. You have until November 3rd to submit your REAL evidence of aliens 👽️

An offer: Sending you, a friend, or your child dressed in an alien costume won’t work for the million. But it will work to win a $500 Amazon card in the contest. If you do try it: post your video, tag us on Instagram, and we’ll feature the video in an upcoming newsletter issue.

City Council tonight

Slide 22 of the 2024 budget presentation. Credit City of Fishers.

Tonight’s meeting is all about the dollar bills. City Council will vote on approving the budget for 2024. At this point, it’s highly unlikely to be anything but approved. Here’s the quick and dirty on a few things in the budget:

  • Invest in teachers, lower taxes, spend some surplus, and re-start 141st/SR37 by April 🙌 (read more here)
  • You can view the entire presentation here.

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The Happenings

Fishers Fall Festival starts tomorrow. Unfortunately, if you don’t have tickets you won’t be able to attend (and they’re sold out). Fishers Agripark details here.

❗️Have an event, live music, or similar coming up? Email us to get featured here.

Quick hits

Football recap 🏈

  • 19 – 3 | HSE vs Franklin Central | HSE moves to 7-1 with the win
  • 14 – 28 | Fishers vs Westfield | Fishers moves to 5-3 with the loss
  • 23 – 16 | Colts vs Titans | Colts bring home a solid home win vs the Titans this Sunday

ICYMI: Jonathan Taylor and the Colts are finally on the same page. The Colts signed Taylor to a monster $42m 3-year contract over the weekend. But it wasn’t the JT show on Sunday. Zack Moss carried the team while breaking career records. This win snaps a 5 game-losing streak to the Titans.

Last day of the busiest travel weekend ever according to Indianapolis Airport. Over 19,000 passengers will be screened today. If you’ve got Fall break travel plans — make sure you arrive at least 2 hours ahead of your scheduled flight time

Also last day to register to vote if you haven’t already. Sign up here.

🍌 Sign up for the most fun you’ll have at a baseball game. Guaranteed. The Savannah Bananas ticket lottery is open for your chance to purchase tickets for next year’s games. Enter here.

SOLD! by Rachel Quade, Realtor*

Pending in just 24 hours for 5k over list 🤑 Contact Rachel to get the most out of your home if you’re thinking about selling

Construction this week

Here’s a high-level overview of what’s new this week:

  • Milling and resurfacing at Fishers Center Drive moved to Tuesday, October 10th. Expect lane restrictions (it’s on the west end of 116th Street)
  • 2023 Resurfacing Project: ADA ramp and curb reconstruction is now complete in all areas. Road resurfacing has begun in Cottingham Estates.

Read the full report here.


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