Council OKs funds transfer for new sidewalk planters downtown


The Noblesville Common Council met for a regular meeting April 23 at City Hall. Councilor Mark Boice was absent. The council will meet again at 7 p.m. May 14 in the City Hall council chambers (second floor), 16 S. 10th St. For more, visit


What happened: Councilor Rick Taylor gave an update from the Noblesville Tree Board.

What it means: Taylor said drivers on Hazel Dell Road should notice new foliage after the board approved the planting of 129 trees along a 2-mile stretch south of Ind. 32 to Noble Crossing Elementary.

“This was a partnership with the Noblesville Street Dept. The tree board budget is $100,000 a year for tree plantings, and this was a big project for this year,” Taylor said. “There are three different species – black gum, Norway spruce and celebration maple. Each tree was planted 40 feet apart from the next so they have plenty of room to grow.”


What happened: Council President Brian Ayer recognized City Clerk Evelyn Lees.

What it means: Lees recently earned the status of Certified Municipal Clerk, awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

“She had to complete several classes and different events in order to obtain that, and I want to congratulate her on that,” Ayer said.


What happened: Councilors unanimously approved a transfer of funds for the purchase of planters in the city’s downtown district.

What it means: Noblesville’s Downtown District Committee requested that $65,000 of its $500,000 annual budget be transferred to the Noblesville Street Dept. for the purchase of new sidewalk planters, to be placed in the downtown district. The money will be transferred from the committee to the street department because the street department will manage the purchase and maintain the upkeep of the new planters.