City of Greensburg Board of Works Meeting

The City of Greensburg Board of Works met on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 5:30 pm. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting minutes for the February 21, 2024 meeting were approved. 

The Washington Township Fire Contract was discussed. Mayor Marsh discussed with the board that Chris Stephen, Attorney has made a few changes to the contract that the board showed questions about at the last Board of Works meeting. Chris said that he has submitted the contract to be reviewed by the counsel for the Washington Township Trustee. The Board of Works voted to table this matter until the April meeting. This will allow the Trustee and their counsel to have the ability to review everything. 

Matt Mason, Veridus Group representative was at the meeting to provide a monthly update on the Municipal Complex Project. Curb work is being completed, the existing road leading back through the property has been removed and prep work is being done for the new roadway. The Fire Department will begin being painted this month and the windows will be installed. The Street Department is nearing completion with paint almost complete. The salt barn and the storage building are coming along as well. Veridus Group provided updated images and drone footage of the updates that have been completed. They are currently on schedule to be completed in late spring. The current planned move-in date will be in May. 

Mike McNealy, Greensburg Police Chief came to the board to state that Stephen Hershberger had stated that K-9 Hercules had begun to favor his back legs. He informed Chief McNealy that he was scheduled for a routine check-up. At that check-up, the Veterinarian discovered that Hercules was suffering from osteoarthritis. The veterinarian then said that his left hip was worse than the right. The Veterinarian recommended that Hercules retire to not create additional health concerns. The Chief said that the Herschberger family is willing and ready to keep Hercules as part of their family and will provide care for him for the remainder of his life. K-9 Hercules started with the Greensburg Police Department in March 2019. He is a 6-year-old German Shepherd. The board of works unanimously approved the retirement of K-9 Hercules and the Hershberger Family will assume responsibility for Hercules for the remainder of his life. Hercules’s last shift will be 3-31-24. 

Nathan Stroermer, Greensburg Fire Chief came to the board to schedule interviews for two candidates for a position that is currently open at the fire department. Chief Stroermer said both individuals who are coming for interviews are lateral transfer candidates. The board scheduled the interviews for 3/28/24. 

Donna Lecher, Utilities Manager approached the board to get approval for a $1,219.45 sewer leak adjustment. This was approved by the board. 

Zeke Smith, Wastewater Superintendent provided an update on the South Vine Street project. On March 13, 2024, they will have a kick-off meeting. He said that they will go over the project timeline and specifics and projected completion will be in July or August. Zeke presented three quotes to have concrete poured into his equipment building. The three quotes were discussed with Corbin Excavations having the lowest bid of $32,200. 

Mark Klosterkemper, Street Commissioner came before the board to discuss approval of RFPs for Phase 4 of Park Road. Mark said that they were informed that they had received an award of 5.66 million towards the project. These funds are to be used for the entire project including the design, right-of-way work, and construction. He stated that he is accepting letters of intent. 

Joshua Marsh, Mayor provided an update on the East Trail work and plans. He then provided an update on the Solar Eclipse and what the city has done to notify all residents about road closures, the solar eclipse, and tips for the day. The city is hosting an information session for residents who reside in the Lee addition. 

The board approved all claims. 

Joshua Marsh, Mayor announced that Board of Works member Lindsay Jobe has given the board her resignation letter stating that she would like to spend more time with her family. Her last meeting will be the April 2024 Board of Works meeting. 

The meeting was adjourned.

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