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Carmel Golf Courses to Reopen Under Strict Guidelines
Posted on Mar 28th, 2020
CARMEL, IN – After consulting with medical experts and receiving assurances of compliance with the new guidelines from all golf courses in Carmel, Mayor Jim Brainard has announced that they will reopen. A copy of the mayor’s new executive Order 2020-05 is attached.
 
“Fresh air and recreation are even more important to us at this time of social distancing, but viewing social media posts where our social distancing restrictions were clearly being violated made it clear yesterday that action must be taken. I spent several hours discussing new guidelines and recommendations that would better ensure a healthier environment for play. I am pleased that we were able to find a way to allow golf courses to open with several adjustments. If we see further violations, we will revisit the closings again,” said Mayor Brainard.
 
Courses that are open have agreed to the following protocols:
  1. Golf Shop, Clubhouse and all restrooms must be closed
  2. Take out service only with no entry into clubhouse by members
  3. Walking only;  No riding carts or push carts unless they are privately owned
  4. No rakes in bunkers
  5. Driving range closed
  6. On course restrooms closed
  7. No tee markers on golf course
  8. No water coolers
  9. No flagsticks
  10. Staff cannot assist with handling bags/clubs
  11. Holes must be filled so players don’t reach into hole for ball
Carmel Mayor issues new orders to combat COVID-19
Posted on Mar 28th, 2020
CARMEL, IN – Mayor Jim Brainard is signing a new order today declaring a local disaster emergency, prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the new orders, an end to unnecessary travel, the closure of all Carmel public playgrounds and an advisory to local work-out facilities to close and for banks to remain open, but only with ATM and drive-thru services.
             
“I realize that the steps we are taking are difficult for local business owners and residents, but we must act quickly and we must act now to prevent the further spread of this deadly virus that has brought much pain and death to China and European countries and is threatening to do the same here in the United States of America,” said Mayor Brainard. “The pain we are experiencing today is nowhere near the pain we will most certainly experience if we sit back and do nothing. I urge all Carmel residents to join me in fighting this virus.”
 
Effective today, Wednesday, March 18 beginning at 7 p.m., travel in the city of Carmel is only permitted for the following reasons: Medical reasons, providing care to one who you’re the primary caregiver for, mandatory work activities, food, groceries, medication, essential household goods, and hygiene products. This restriction does not impact travel related to food delivery or the resupply of retail stores, pharmacies, and food pantries.
 
Here are the details:
Effective 7 p.m. on March 18. 2020:
  • A “Watch” travel advisory for the declared emergency is in effect within the corporate limits of the City of Carmel.  Under this advisory, only essential travel is permitted and all non-essential travel should be avoided.  This advisory does not affect travel in Carmel for the following purposes: (1) travel relating to medical care or diagnostic testing for oneself or another; (2) travel required to provide care to another for whom the traveler is a primary caregiver; (3) travel for mandatory employment activities; (4) travel required to obtain fuel, food, groceries, medication, or essential household goods and personal hygiene products; (5) travel relating to food delivery or to the resupply of retail stores, pharmacies, or food pantries; (6) travel for recreational purposes where the driver and passengers do not leave the vehicle; or, (7) travel by individuals engaged in employment needed to restore utility service or provide any other emergency public service.
  • All employers within the City of Carmel are strongly encouraged to allow for teleworking arrangements to the maximum extent possible to minimize the amount of mandatory work travel.
  • All businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations located within the City of Carmel should implement their emergency action plans.
  • All public playgrounds located within the City of Carmel shall be closed. All trails and multi-use paths shall remain open and walking or bicycling thereon, as well as in public parks, is both permitted and encouraged.
  • All gyms and workout facilities located within the City of Carmel should offer only individual “one trainer-one guest” sessions.
  • All banks, credit unions, and investment services located within the City of Carmel should offer only drive-up, ATM, or “one financial advisor-one client” sessions.
  • All hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers located within the City of Carmel should postpone all elective and non-emergency surgical procedures in accordance with and subject to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-04.
  • All retail businesses located within the City of Carmel whose facilities have drive-up capabilities should require customers to use this drive-up service only.
  • All bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and other establishments that provide in-dining services within the City of Carmel must close their operations to in-person patrons and provide drive-thru, take-out, and delivery services only, in accordance with and subject to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-04.
This Declaration will be in effect until a further declaration is issued or as determined by the Mayor of the City of Carmel.
Carmel trash, recycling services temporarily changed
Posted on Mar 28th, 2020
CARMEL, IN – To ensure the health and safety of our community the following temporary changes will be made to residential trash and recycling collection in Carmel.   These changes will take place on Friday March 27, 2020 and will be in effect until April 7, 2020 and may be extended if warranted.  
 
While basic trash and recyclables pick up will continue, the City of Carmel Utilities and Republic Services have temporarily suspended bulk item and bulky landscape waste pick up beginning on Friday, March 27th. Any previously arranged and paid for service will take place as scheduled.
 
Trash and recyclables collection will continue through their respective carts. Trash is to be bagged and recyclables kept loose.
 
The basic service in Carmel also includes 20 extra bags of landscape waste per week during the months of April & May and October 15th through December 15th.  That aspect of the service will continue but may be subject to change.  Extra bags of landscape waste may be picked up by a truck other than your regular trash truck. There also might be a delay in service for bagged landscape waste. Residents are requested to put bagged landscape waste in their trash cart whenever possible.  
 
Republic Services is taking every precaution necessary to limit the exposure to the virus for all of their employees. Bulk item pick up requires two staff members to travel together and work as a team to remove objects. This close proximity is not recommended by health experts.
 
For questions regarding trash service please contact Republic Services at 317-917-7300.  Detailed recycling questions can be answered at www.recyclingsimplified.com.
 
Questions about residential trash billing can be directed to 317-571-2442.
CrimeReports Application
Posted on Sep 21st, 2018
Have you downloaded the CrimeReports App?  This is the application the our Carmel Police Department now used to keep us up to date on the latest crime reports throughout our neighborhood.  More details can be found on the "Crime Watch" Link on the left side of the screen. 
 
Using this application will allow you to stay up to date on the latest police activity in our neighborhood and around the city.  From the App Store search for CrimeReports, from your PC you can find the application at https://www.crimereports.com/
 
Be Informed, Be Safe, if you see suspicious activity report it.
Cool Creek Estates on Social Media
Posted on Feb 28th, 2018
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Pet Maintenance
Posted on Feb 28th, 2018
Pet owners and dog walkers, please be sure to clean up after your pets when walking them through the neighborhood.  Below you will find the General Animal Care Ordinance copied from the City of Carmel Code of Ordinances.  Please contact us with any questions.  Thank you!
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