Gas currently costs an average of 65 cents more per gallon than at this time last year,
The request asked for $150,000 to finance an independent study that would examine the local county jail and courts to find solutions for overcrowding.
The monthly council meeting included discussion of the city's deficit and infrastructure needs.
The bridge has been closed since an overweight semi caused its collapse in 2015.
The city of Bloomington and Indiana University will put out a joint request for vendor proposals next week.
A recent survey shows 70 percent of teachers and school administrators support making cursive writing instruction mandatory in elementary and secondary schools.
Pigasus Pictures plans to start filming for "Ms. White Light" in Bloomington on Friday.
After half an hour of public comment, the board voted 4-1 to close the school and move forward with construction on other buildings.
The Terre Haute City Council approved a budget for the 2018 fiscal year in a meeting Thursday night, cutting roughly $2 million from the original proposal.
The bond will help pay for improvements to the city's sanitation system in order to meet federal mandates set by the Clean Water Act.