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1/18/2019 - Greensburg Redevelopment Commission Meeting
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The Greensburg Redevelopment Commission met Thursday evening. Officers for 2019 were selected with the reelection of the 2018 officers as follows: President - David Weigel; Vice President - Adam Wentzel; and Secretary - Jody Coffman
City Engineer Ron May provided an update for
Veterans Way, Phase II. He reported that acquisition of right-of-way remains the critical task to move forward. He reported that there was a proposed settlement agreement for Parcels 2 & 9. As a result, the Statement of the Basis of Just Compensation was completed. The Statement of the Basis of Just Compensation is a written statement of, and summary of the basis for, the establishment of the amount believed to be, through a valuation process, just compensation for the purchase of the right-of-way for highway purposes. The agreed prices were: Parcel 2 - $12,210 and Parcel 9 - $13,130 for a total of $25,340. The commission also approved $912.50 in appraisal fees as their 50 percent share pending Board of Works approval as the contracting agency. Mr. May noted that an April letting would most likely be the final opportunity for the state's fiscal year, but the possibility exists that INDOT may accept a May letting. If the contract letting does not take place, the project would likely be on hold for a year. Commission member Darren Covington suggested an Executive Session to review legal options for the project. As a result, the commission will hold an Executive Session on January 24th at 6:00 pm. A special meeting may also take place prior to the February regular meeting. Mr. May presented the commission with a proposed utility reimbursement for Veterans Way to Vectren for an amount not to exceed $58,261.46 for moving utilities. The Board of Works has to give approval as the contracting agency with the Redevelopment Commission agreeing to pay as the fiduciary agency. The reimbursement would be 80 percent which would leave the commission with an approximate final cost of $11,652.29.
Mr. May then provided an update on the Lincoln Street project. He reported that work has continued due to reasonably good weather through December and early January. All sidewalks have been completed on the west side of the street with 2 curb ramps remaining to be poured. The sidewalks on the east side of the street are poured up to Central Avenue, although the sidewalk north of Central Avenue that was not part of the original project has not been addressed yet. Some concrete work needs to be repaired beyond the sidewalks in a couple of locations. The remaining sidewalk work on the east side of the street will be poured as soon as weather allows. Mr. May reported that there are still problems getting the streetlight poles. The fixtures have arrived and, once the poles are received, the streetlights will be installed. Mr. May provided the commission members with Change Order 3 for Lincoln Street in the amount of $49,993.93. The Change Order will require Board of Works approval as the contracting agency, but the RDC has to approve the financing, which it did.
The RDC will hold its next regular meeting on February 21st at 6:30 pm at Greensburg City Hall.
Tom Flemming-WTRE News
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