Greensburg Board of Works

The Greensburg Board of Works met on Tuesday.

There was an update given by Veridus Group on the Municipal Complex project. The construction design documents have been completed. These documents will be sent to over 3,000 contractors capable of the job for the board to later choose from.

There was a street closure request from the Girl Scouts for their Cookie Crumbles 5K on Saturday, April 22 at 9 am. This is their third annual 5k and will follow the same route and safety plan as the past. The police Chief has no concerns with the plan. This was approved.

Communications Director Kristen Williams presented the dates and street closures for the Public Safety Community Cookouts and National Night Out. These were approved and invites to the community will be sent out soon.

Wastewater Superintendent Zeke Smith requested to purchase a digester transfer pump. They currently have 3 pumps, all of which are 22 years old, and one is starting to have problems. They hope to be able to fix the pump once it is replaced, but if not it has lived it’s life expectancy. This was approved. There was a request to use Strand Associates for a task order for the Local Limits Evaluation. This is mandated by the state and is an overall look at what pollutants are coming in from industry. This was approved. Smith requested to move forward with the demo of the house on the Ohio Street lift station location. They plan to level the lot with gravel as well. This was approved.

Fire Chief Nathan Stoermer requested the purchase of a new fire aerial apparatus. This is a replacement for the previous aerial apparatus that was outdated and sold. This would cost $1,682,175 with $600,000 going to the down payment. The down payment would also collect interest and grow between the time it is put down and the time the apparatus is delivered. The apparatus would be delivered 750-780 days after the signing of the contract and would last 30 years once received. This was approved. The board scheduled a new hire interview time for the fire station. They have 2 immediate spots to fill and 1 upcoming spot and plan to interview the top 5 of the 9 applicants for the positions. The interview date is April 10 at 5:30. The board approved a 2 year contract to provide physicals for the firemen. This is an NFPA requirement and all physicals are up to the national standard.

Street Commissioner Mark Klosterkemper presented the Heavy Trash dates for 2023. The dates are May 15-19 and August 21-25. There will be no demo or construction debris gathered, no large amounts of recyclables, and all small items must be completely bagged.

HWC Engineering gave a presentation on services for the downtown READI street scape. This is still in the pre design phase and they are working on the scope and priorities of the project, which will cost $4.5 million. The project would include parts of Washington Street and Franklin Street near the courthouse. This project construction would start in 2024 and be substantially completed by the time of the Fall Festival. Their main priority is keeping small local businesses accessible during the construction time.

The claims were approved.

Morgan Schofield


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