Interested in learning more about the Fortville Division of the Hancock County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA), and possible launch of the Fortville Plan Commission in 2020? Attend one of 2 planned Public Open Houses at the Fortville Community Center (located in Memorial Park) on May 14 6:30-7:30 PM or June 12 6:30-7:30 PM.
Applicants wishing to apply for a Peddler/Solicitor license may do so during the following times: Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the Fortville Police Dept. 714 E. Broadway, Fortville Indiana 46040. Please call ahead to make an appointment to apply. 317-485-4044 ext. 115.
On April 19, 2018 Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced six regions across Indiana as finalists for the 2018 Stellar Communities Program. Launched in 2011, the Stellar Communities Program is a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment initiative led by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, which is overseen by the Lt. Governor. The program work with communities to develop their strategic community investment plans, promote local and regional partnerships and implement comprehensive solutions to challenges facing Indiana’s rural communities.
Fortville partnered with the city of Greenfield to for the “Health and Heritage Region”. As finalists, we will receive a planning grant to build upon the regional plans. Each region will begin working with Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute to discuss project alignment and continued planning efforts.
The region’s Letter of Interest included multiple capital improvement projects in both Fortville and Greenfield. Some of these projects include new housing, facade improvements, trails and streetscape enhancements, wellness programming and more. Overall the vision of the “Health & Heritage Region” aims to improve local health and wellness, preserve and celebrate their heritage, and grow pride and people assets in their region.
If designated as a Stellar Community, the region will enter into a multi-agency partnership with state agencies and educational institution that provide technical assistance as well as set-aside funding for qualifying projects that meed federal regulations. Final designees will be selected at the end of the year.
To keep up to date on information regarding the Health & Heritage Region you can visit their Facebook page (Health & Heritage Region).
The Fortville Police Department offers nationally certified child restraint systems (car seats/booster) installation at no cost. This will ensure your child’s safety and provide peace of mind for you as a parent. To schedule an appointment, contact Detective Matt Fox at 317-485-4044 vm#305 or email at email@example.com.
Have you heard of Smart911.com? It’s a free service provided by Hancock County 911 to help you plan ahead for emergencies. If you ever need to call 9-1-1 for a medical emergency, house fire, car accident or other incident, Smart911 will provide 9-1-1 with the information you have entered to get you help faster. Plan ahead, with Smart911.com. Learn more at www.smart911.com
The Town of Fortville does not provide home pickup for recyclable items. However there are recycle dumpsters located in the Community Center parking area in Memorial Park for residents to dispose of recyclable materials. If you would like to have recycle items picked up at your residence you may call CGS Services at 1-800-453-5575. However CGS charges a fee for home pick up.