Greensburg City Council met on Tuesday.
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. There was a question on whether this money could be used on more deteriorated streets in the city.
David Rainey and John Bryant with Veridus Group provided an update on the Municipal Complex Project for the new Street and Fire Departments’ campus. 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.
Resolution 2023-01 for a tax abatement for Greensburg Integrity was presented. This is for a 7 year tax abatement for phase 1 of an apartment building project near Moscow Road and Veterans Way. Phase 1 will have 64 units built and by the end of the project they plan to have 192 total units. This was reviewed by the abatement committee who recommended a 7 year abatement based on community need. The resolution was approved.
Fire Chief Nathan Stoermer received an approval from the Board of Works to purchase a new 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 This is a replacement for the previous aerial apparatus that was outdated and sold.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.
Building Commissioner Sarah Hamer presented ordinance 2023-04 amending the rezone of Scheidler Property. This is to change the zoning from a R-1 to a R-2 zoning classification. There will be a note in the deed that states no duplexes or multi family homes are to be built. This was approved.
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