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5/7/2019 - Greensburg City Council Meeting
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The Greensburg City Council met Monday evening.
The council approved the 2nd and final reading of Ordinance 2019-8 to establish a local equitable sharing fund. Police Chief Brendan Bridges explained that the funds that are seized as part of drug activity could be used by the police department. He noted that an out-of-county court would determine if the funds met the requirement. Funds that are provided to the police department can be used for training, equipment, and manpower.
Fire Chief Steve Garrett requested an additional appropriation from the Public Safety Fund to purchase a weather siren to replace the inoperable siren on Montgomery Road. He explained that the department did not have the funds for the purchase. The new siren would cost about $19,000. The council voted to approve the appropriation as Ordinance 2019-13.
Building Commissioner Kathy Reynolds presented the council with the 1st reading of Ordinance 2019-13 regarding abandoned vehicles. The ordinance would amend Ordinance 1982-9 and 2005-4. The council passed the 1st reading.
Lou Caperoon, representing business owners around the Greensburg square, provided a letter regarding parking. He noted that there are only 139 parking spaces for 58 businesses. He stated that businesses with a back exit will have employees park in the back of their businesses. Businesses without rear exits would be exempt from the requirement. He also asked that all courthouse employees park in the county parking lot which has 36 spots and he noted that he presented the same information to the county commissioners. The council agreed to take the issue under advisement.
Mayor Manus announced that City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, May 7th due to primary election day.
Street Commissioner Mark Klosterkemper announced that heavy trash pickup will take place during the week of May 13th-17th. There will be no brush or yard waste picked up that week. Any appliances, furniture, and construction debris will only be picked up during heavy trash week. Those materials will be collected the same day as your normal trash collection. Electronics, tires, and paint can no longer be collected as trash due to state laws and residents are urged to contact the Decatur County Solid Waste District for alternatives.
The council will hold its next meeting on June 3rd at 7:00 pm at Greensburg City Hall.
Tom Flemming-WTRE News
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