City of Elwood, Indiana

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Mayor’s Office 765-552-5076

Clerk-Treasurer 765-552-5078

Courts 765-552-2655

Dispatch 765-642-0221

Probation 765-552-7273

Economic Development 765-552-3007

Building & Planning Department 765-552-3007

Utilities 765-552-9844

Fire Admin. 765-552-3366

Police Admin. 765-552-3376

Maintenance 765-552-8361

Park Department 765-480-1608

Recycling Center 765-552-7080

Street Department 765-552-2711

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Elwood Public Library

North Madison County Public Library System

Hospital

Ascension St. Vincent Mercy

Golf Course

Elwood Golf Links

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Working to end domestic violence in Central Indiana

Animal Shelter

Elwood Animal Shelter

AFSP

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Elwood, Indiana
1853
Elwood was laid out
8614
population
1891
incorporated as a city

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City of Elwood Indiana
City of Elwood Indiana
National Geographic for Kids offers some great information for our youth! (and of course all their grown ups too!)

Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive! That’s why each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, we’re making our world a happier, healthier place to live.

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, when a United States senator from Wisconsin organized a national demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues. Rallies took place across the country and, by the end of the year, the U.S. government had created the Environmental Protection Agency. By 1990, Earth Day was an event celebrated by more than 140 countries around the globe.

You can celebrate and protect the planet at the same time. Check out these Earth Day ideas to help save the planet any time of year.

BECOME A WASTE WARRIOR:
The number of garbage trucks Americans fill each year would stretch halfway to the moon. Toilet paper tubes, made from cardboard, take two months to decompose in a landfill. A plastic bottle sticks around for way longer—it can take over 450 years to break down! But instead of turning to the trash bin, you could turn these items into an awesome telescope or a flower planter. Before you throw something away, think about whether it can be recycled or repurposed. You can also limit waste by reducing the amount of things you buy. For example, check the library for that book you have to read before visiting the store.

PLANT A TREE:
Researchers estimate roughly 15 billion trees in the world are cut down each year, so help offset that loss by planting a tree of your own. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen for people to breathe. They also provide shelter and food for animals such as squirrels and owls. Depending on where trees are planted, their shade can even reduce the need for air-conditioning in hotter months. How many more reasons do you need to go green?

TURN OFF THE LIGHTS:
Does that lamp really need to be on while the sun is out? Electricity doesn’t just happen—it has to be produced from things around us. A lot of times it comes from fossil fuels (such as coal, oil, or natural gas) that contribute to climate change. But electricity can also be made from renewable sources like wind, water, the sun, and even elephant dung! No matter where it’s coming from, try conserving electrical energy by using only what you need.

LIMIT YOUR WATER USAGE:
It might seem like it’s everywhere, but clean, drinkable water is a limited resource. In fact less than one percent of the water on Earth can be used by humans. (The rest is either too salty or too difficult to access.) Turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth can conserve up to eight gallons of water a day. To help save even more water, challenge yourself to take a shorter shower (but still get clean!).

OFFER YOUR TIME:
With a parent’s permission, volunteer to pick up trash at a nearby park, start a collection drive for recyclable items, or organize a screening of an environmentally themed movie. By getting involved and working with others, you’re not just helping the Earth—you’re making new friends too!

SPREAD THE MESSAGE:
Talk to your friends and family members about what you’re doing and ask them to help. Need to get the conversation started? Get everyone together and reconnect with nature by taking one of our Get Outside challenges, or check out some other green tips you can share. The more people do, the better off our planet will be!
City of Elwood Indiana
City of Elwood Indiana
In the day to day operations throughout our city, Administrative Professionals play a crucial role in the success of businesses and projects. These dedicated individuals serve as a right hand ensuring that tasks are completed, offices and departments are ran efficiently and smoothly, schedules are organized, questions are answered, problems solved, chaos controlled, and so much more.
Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Thank you all for what you do day in and day out!
"No one is more cherished in the world than someone who lightens the burden of another." ~Author Unknown
City of Elwood Indiana
City of Elwood Indiana
A message from Planning Director & Special Projects Advisor Bill Savage:

“Yes our Wendy's project is moving forward!! The Site Development Plans were delivered to the Elwood Building and Planning Office last Thursday. The Planning Commission will review, comment and vote on the approval if so desired at our Thursday May 6, 2021 meeting.”

Shown in the picture is Brian Cross, CivilSite Group, Fire Chief Mark Sullivan, Building Commissioner Jason Robison, Building and Planning Office Manager Amy Noone-Smith and Savage.
City of Elwood Indiana
City of Elwood Indiana
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of the victims and to all those affected by the senseless tragedy at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis.

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