Greensburg City Council met on Monday.
Mayor Joshua Marsh presented ordinance 2021-11 for sick time payout for former Police Chief Brendan Bridges. This was approved. Mayor Marsh presented ordinance 2021-13 for an additional appropriation. This is to pay the balance for the fire department’s radio purchase last year. This was approved.
Police Chief Mike McNealy formally invited the board to their National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3. The event is from 5 pm to 8 pm at North Park and is open to the public. This offers a nice way for community members to meet officers as well as some firefighters and EMS workers. There will be good food, music, plenty of demonstrations including bola wrap and K-9 dogs. Kids at the event will also be able to race against the dogs and see who is faster. McNealy will be holding a physical agility test as well as a written test on August 7 for hirable officers. This will be from 8 am to 12 pm. This would allow a pool to form for future hires. There are no current openings at the station as of now, however there could be in the near future. McNealy discussed the UTVs registration. They received an email from the DNR on the process they have been using and have halted registrations until they hear back from them.
Clerk Treasurer Amy Borns presented ordinance 2021-14 for additional appropriation for Animal Control. This is to cover the 2020 invoice as well as the 2021 invoice with 2021 funds. This totals at $85,218. This was approved.
Building Commissioner Sarah Hamer presented ordinance 2021-12 for garbage and trash. This is to amend ordinance 2012-16. Ordinance 2021-12 was approved.
Street Commissioner Mark Klosterkemper discussed the replacement of stone culverts. Between North Street and Washington Street flooding cause old stone culverts to break. This is causing flooding to homes and yards and needs to be fixed as quickly as possible. This will cost $45-55 thousand to replace and will need to be appropriated funds. Klosterkemper will get the bids to see the costs.
Sheila McKinley with Christopher B Burke Engineering discussed ordinance 2021-15 for a storm water utility rate. This utility allows planning and improvements to the drainage system. They would be able to get a master plan put together to identify future projects as well. This could generate $1.3 million for the city to use for these projects and infrastructure. Ordinance 2021-15 was approved on the first reading.
Mayor Joshua Marsh presented his items to the board. The board appointed Joshua Marsh to the Community Foundation Council. The READI Grant is being worked on and they are competing for our $50 million. The city hall renovation has been delayed due to completion of work and they are hopeful for the end of August. There will be a City Hall Open House on September 25 from 10 am to 1 pm. There will be a budget workshop on August 16 at 5:30 pm in EOC. There will be a public hearing at the September city council meeting for Whitaker and their Beverage house and 421 liquors. This is for a tax abatement that was revoked.
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