Thanks to Tom Micuda, the City Planning and Transportation Director for Bloomington, for speaking at our June meeting. Click here to view his presentation on development activity in Bloomington.
MCAA was pleased to have Tom Morrison, IU Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities, make his presentation on the IU update. Please click here to view the update.
The Monroe County Apartment Association is pleased to announce our partnership with Ivy Tech in support of their Youth Summer Scholarships. The MCAA presented a check to Ivy Tech in the amount of $10,000 on April 22, 2014. Additional community donations for this worthy cause may be submitted to the Ivy Tech Foundation, 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404.
SMOKE DETECTOR LAWSUIT
A summary judgment was granted by the Court in favor of our lawsuit. The Court found that the ordinance is not enforceable because it conflicts with Indiana law by prohibiting something that the State statute expressly permits (battery operated smoke detectors).
The Court also found the ordinance is unenforceable because the City failed to get State Commission approval. Although the City argued that the ordinance might regulate a building that was built before the Commission came into existence (and was not required to have smoke detectors), the ordinance was not written as being limited to buildings constructed before the Commission was created.
The City did not challenge the judgment.
Ivy Tech & MCAA Partnership - download pdf