By Dawn Pearson
Sweet Briar North neighborhood in Fishers recently received a $5,000 Neighborhood Vibrancy Grant from the City of Fishers and a stormwater grant for $3,268. Improvements have already been made to enhance the community areas.
Ross Hancock and Jordan Hartman, Sweet Briar North board co-presidents, had crafted a five-year strategic plan for capital investment with three projects their neighborhood needed to complete. The grants are helping fund the projects, which are to clean up the pond that is overgrown with muck and algae problems because of no underwater aerators or fountain; replace an unsafe 20-year-old playground; and rebuild the front entrance signage. The first two projects are already complete.
“This was an ambitious project that required careful planning and input from the homeowners, but it was all worth it for our kids to have a safe and inviting place to play right here in our neighborhood,” Hancock said. “And we simply can’t thank the City of Fishers enough.”
Grant funds were supplemented by a Monical’s Pizza fundraising night and HOA dues from residents.
“The whole point we want people to know is that this is a place that people want to move to, with beautiful walking trails and community areas for get-togethers to enjoy the neighborhood,” Hartman said. “These improvements only increase our property values.”