Greensburg City Council met on Wednesday.
Clerk Treasurer Amy Borns presented Ordinance 2022-25. This was approved.
Director of the EDC Bryan Robbins discussed the creation of a regional development authority (RDA). This is a part of the Accelerate Rural Indiana which is a new region of 3 counties and 4 cities to pursue READI funding. They were awarded $20M in READI grant funding which is currently being distributed by the Decatur County Community Foundation and, while they have done a good job, it’s time it went to a more regional group. The goal of the RDA is to attract people and business to the region and it would be the official regional identity to administer funding. The Decatur County Council would draft and adopt the ordinance for the Decatur County portion of the RDA to be established.
Richard Starkey with Barnes and Thornburg came to to discuss the next steps for the new Street Department and Fire Department Campus. The public hearing for appropriating part of the bonds for the North part of the campus where they will build was held. There was no public comment. Resolution 2022-12 for appraisals, transfer of site, and additional appropriation was approved.
Wastewater Superintendent Zeke Smith requested to purchase property on Ohio Street for the lift station. The lift station manages 2/3 of the flow of Greensburg and if it loses power they are on a time limit until it overflows with raw sewage. They would like to place their generator on the site and eventually build a small building to house it. This would ensure a quick response time if the need ever occurs. The board believes this would be an advantage to the city and its future needs. The board approved to proceed with the city’s statutory property purchase process.
City Engineer Ron May presented resolution 2022-11 for the adoption of the Greensburg Comprehensive Plan. This has been approved by the Area Plan Commission. This was approved. Ordinance 2022-28 for Greensburg Redevelopment Commission additional appropriation was approved. This is for half a million dollars and will be available in order to make funds adequate for the purchase of the south side of the new campus if the sale is finalized before the end of the year.
The board approved both the 2023 meeting schedule and the 2023 holiday schedule.
Resolution 2022-13 for the creation of the Heritage Hills Economic Development Area was approved.
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