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12/5/2017 - Greensburg City Council Meeting
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The Greensburg City Council met Monday evening. The board approved establishing a fund for the Public Safety Tax revenues the city will receive from Decatur County beginning in 2018.
The board held a discussion on the proposed Animal Control Ordinance 2017-21. Council members were generally in favor of the ordinance, except the portion pertaining to chickens. Two community members spoke in favor of allowing chickens in the city. Each board member provided information on the input they have received from residents in their districts. Jamie Cain stated that he had received input in favor of the ordinance, while Kevin Fleetwood and Darrell Poling stated that their districts were strongly against the portion of the ordinance pertaining to chickens. Mr. Poling expressed concern that people will take advantage considering that many residents are currently violating the proposed ordinance. Darren Covington stated that he was in favor if the ordinance could be enforced. He gave examples of other cities that allow chickens, including Indianapolis. Mayor Dan Manus told the council that many people that spoke to him were against that portion of the ordinance. The council voted to approve the ordinance with an amendment striking the reference to chickens. Chickens will be identified as farm animals, which are not allowed in the city.
City Engineer Ron May presented the council with resolution 2017-11, establishing an economic development target area recommended by the Redevelopment Commission. The council approved the resolution, which designates parcels at the corner of Moscow Road/N. Michigan Avenue and the corner of Memorial Way and N. Michigan Avenue. The council voted to amend Resolution 2006-7 to amend the city limits based on property annexed since 2006. The council approved Resolution 2017-12 for transfer of funds. Mayor Manus updated the council on the 2018 Holiday and Trash schedule.
The council will hear 2018 funding requests from non-profits at the January meeting, hold discussions at a special meeting on January 22nd, and act on the requests at the February meeting.
The council will hold its next meeting on January 2nd, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Greensburg City Hall.
Tom Flemming-WTRE News
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