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Good news, bad news and Hardintown finally gets city water PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris McHenry   
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 8:28 PM

The Greendale Redevelopment Commission got both good news and bad news at their Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting.

The goods news is that the Waffle House project on U.S. 50 is on schedule for construction, and Bed-Techs company is also on schedule, with bids about to be let for completion of utility expansion on Minger Drive.

City Manager Steve Lampert said that actual construction work on the new plant is expected this fall.
The bad news is that

A-One Pallets, located on Brown Street in the former Schenley property since 1995, is moving to Northern Kentucky with its 40 employees.
Bed-Techs, currently located in three separate areas in Dearborn and Ripley counties, will consolidate its entire production in the Greendale redevelopment area. The company refurbishes hospital beds for resale.

Al Abdon, redevelopment commission executive director, reported that the proposal to establish a state park around the site of a prehistoric fort is being revived and he will be meeting with representative of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in the near future.

The portion of the property which includes the archaeological site has been sold to The Archaeological Conservancy to insure its preservation.
More good news arrived later in the meeting when Paul Gallenstein of Brookstone Homes reported that work has resumed on the Slopes of Greendale.

The original developer was unable to proceed after shifting soils began undermining the first 11 unit building of the proposed condominium complex at Nowlin Avenue and Ind. 1.

Gallenstein said the building has been stabilized and is ready for interior work, and a threatening problem if slippage along Ind. 1 at the edge of the complex appears to have stopped moving. He also detailed plans to deal with any future slippage.

He predicted that the first units will go on sale within a few months. Eventually he plans to construct six additional buildings on the site.

Meanwhile, Greendale City Manager Steve Lampert reported progress on several projects at the Tuesday, Sept. 25, Board of Works meeting,
Lampert explained that a contract to extend Minger Drive to benefit new industries has been let to T T Maintenance at a bid price of $289,683. One original bidder, whose bid was far lower than the others due to a misunderstanding of specifications, was allowed to withdraw.

For the first time in their almost 200-year history, residents of Hardintown have access to city water supplies, thanks to a joint project of Greendale Utilities and Dearborn County.

Greendale has installed the water lines, and county officials agreed to pay tap fees for the 10 or so permanent residents.
Laid out in 1815, and originally called “Hardinsburgh”, the little town was located on the Miami River.

It had access to the Ohio River and showed great promise as a commercial and shipping center until a huge flood in the mid 1800s changed the course of the Miami, leaving Hardintown high and dry.

Until now, residents and businesses had to rely on cisterns or wells for their water.

Remnants of the town’s former glory remain in an open area officially designated as a town park, but most of the grand brick homes are long gone.

Lampert also warned that there may be traffic problems on Ridge Avenue in the near future as work proceeds on the water interconnect with Lawrenceburg. Crews will be working in the vicinity Lawrenceburg city limits.