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Helpful Neighborhood Tools

  • City Services
    Trash Trash pick-up is provided by Republic Waste Services. A BLUE trash tote should have been left for you by the previous owner of your home. Trash pick-up is MONDAY. Please have your trash tote in the alley behind your home or in front of your home (whichever is applicable) by 7 AM. Don’t forget to bring the tote back inside your yard at the end of the day. Residents may place two items of heavy trash at the curb each month and may do so any week on their regular trash pick-up day. Heavy trash items can include everything from furniture to appliances, but should not be construction debris. When it comes to disposing of mattresses, a couple of organizations have put together guides to recycling/donating used mattresses. You can read more about alternative mattress disposal options here and here. Recycling Republic also offers recycling pick-up (for a fee). These totes are BLUE and YELLOW. Recycling pick-up is EVERY OTHER Monday. The following items can be placed in your recycling tote: Steel and aluminum beverage and food cans Empty aerosol cans Glass (brown, clear and green) Plastics Newspapers and magazines Cardboard Phonebooks Department of Business and Neighborhood Services (formally known as Dept. of Code Enforcement) Info of open burning within the neighborhood. Health Code Violations These include occupancy violations, vacant property upkeep, abandoned vehicles, trash/sanitation issues.Report violations online or contact inspector Beth Gregory at (317) 221-2144. Dwelling Policy for Rentals (regarding unrelated persons living in a single residence under definitions in Chapter 731): Family: One (1) or more human beings related by blood, marriage, adoption, foster care or guardianship together with incidental domestic servants and temporary, non-compensating guests; or, not more than four (4) human beings not so related, occupying a dwelling unit and living as a single housekeeping unit. Upon a complaint, DCE will send an inspector to the residence to talk with occupants, as well as the owner (if he/she doesn’t live there) to help resolve the issue.
  • Elected Officials
    Elected officials serving Butler-Tarkington residents: City-County Elected Officials Joe Hogsett, Mayor (Mayor’s Action Center info) Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocate: Natalie Van Dongen: or 317-327-5121 Frank Short, Washington Township Trustee To contact your City-County Councillor, CLICK HERE and enter your address.
  • Safety & Utility Info
    Helpful Contact Information Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Non-Emergency: (317) 327-3811 Emergency: 911 Butler University Police Department (317) 940-9396 Indianapolis Power & Light 24/7 Light Out: (317) 261-8111 Customer Service: (317) 261-8222 Citizens Energy Emergency/Leak/Customer Service: (317) 924-3311 Call Before You Dig: Dial 811 Connect2Help: Dial 211|
  • Domestic Violence Resources
    Below please find a listing of resources that you or someone you may know who is facing domestic violence might find helpful. Coburn Place:Resources | Educational Materials—ICADV ( Domestic Violence (also see handout) Silent No Families Beacon of Hope:
  • Places of Worship
    There are many places in and around the neighborhood to worship An Lac Temple (Buddhist) 5249 E. 30th Street 317-545-1234 Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church) 526 E. 52nd Street 317-283-6559 Broad Ripple United Methodist Church 6185 N. Guilford Avenue 317-251-5049 Common Ground Christian Church 4550 N. Illinois Street 317-251-1494 Eastern Star Church 5750 E. 30th Street 317-591-5050 Fairview Presbyterian Church 4609 N. Capitol Avenue 317-251-2245 First Baptist Church 8600 N. Meridian Street 317-846-5821 Gurdwara Sahib India Community (Hindu) 4420 W. 56th Street 317-291-0131 Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 5692 N. Central Avenue 317-475-7375 Indianapolis First Friends (Quaker) 3030 Kessler Boulevard East Drive 317-255-2485 Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation 6501 N. Meridian Street 317-255-6647 Meridian Street United Methodist Church 5500 N. Meridian Street 317-253-0472 Midtown Vineyard Community Church 4550 N. Central Avenue 317-926-1244 North United Methodist Church 3808 N. Meridian Street 317-924-2612 Northwood Christian Church 4550 N. Central Avenue 317-283-1352 Nur-Allah Islamic Center 2040 E. 46th Street 317-251-9796 St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church 4217 N. Central Avenue 317-283-5508 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 6050 N. Meridian St. 317-253-1277 St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church 4600 N. Kenwood Ave. 317-253-1431 Trinity Episcopal Church 3243 N. Meridian St. 317-926-1346 Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis 615 W. 43rd St. 317-283-4760
  • Schools in Our Community
    Schools in and around our community: Butler University 4600 Sunset Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46208 (800) 368-6852 IPS/Butler University Laboratory School 3330 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46205 (317) 226-4260 Indianapolis Parent Child Center 1075 Broad Ripple Ave. #280 Indianapolis, IN 46220 (317) 804-1784 International School of Indiana Lower School 200 W. 49th St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 923-1951 Upper School 4330 N. Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 923-1951 James Whitcomb Riley School 43 150 W. 40th St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 226-4243 School for Community Learning 612 W. 42nd St Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 926-5812 St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 4600 N. Illinois St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 255-6244 Shortridge High School 3401 N Meridian St Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 226-2810 St. Richard’s Episcopal School 33 E. 33rd St. Indianapolis, IN 46205 (317) 926-0425
  • Local Attractions + Organizations
    Some of the outstanding assets in and around the community are below MLK Center Indy, serves to foster inclusiveness and the values espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through community services and youth programming. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the world’s largest, is located just south of the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood at 30th and Meridian Streets (entrance is off of Illinois Street). Newfields, is the Indianapolis museum of art, located at 38th and Michigan Road is just a short walk away. Indiana State Fairgrounds, home of the Indiana State Fair and the Pepsi Coliseum. The Monon Trail recreational trail is reachable just south of the Indiana State Fairgrounds near the Watson Bird Sanctuary. The Central Canal Towpath, another recreational trail which intersects with the Monon Trail and weaves through Butler University and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana often features tours of historic neighborhoods and other events of interest. Crown Hill Cemetery, the resting place of many famous (and infamous) Hoosiers. We are also surrounded by other great neighborhoods: Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Crown Hill Neighborhood Broad Ripple Village Mapleton Fall Creek Neighborhood Midtown
  • Local Businesses
    ACE Hardware 3833 N. Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 926-1206 Bob’s Food Mart & Gas Station 5628 N. Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 252-5820 Boulevard Place Food Pantry 4202 Boulevard Place Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 924-3461 Cheatham & Moore Barber Shop 3828 N. Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 926-2464 Hoagies + Hops, Chilly Water Taproom 4155 Boulevard Place Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 426-5731 Tide Cleaners 3838 N. Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 925-5335 CVS Pharmacy 119 W. 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 251-9518 The Flying Cupcake 5617 N. Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 396-2696 G. Thrapp Jewelers 5609 N. Illinois St Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 255-5555 Graeter’s Ice Cream 5560 N. Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 253-1405 Illinois Street Food Emporium 5550 N. Illinois St Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 253-9513 Kincaid & Sons Meat Market 5605 N. Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 255-5497 Byrne's Pizza 5615 N. Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 737-2056 PRN Graphics 3822 N. Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 426-3545 Safeway Foods 5602 N. Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 255-3689 Starbucks 5601 N. Illinois Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 259-8129
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