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G’dale slows speeders down, pool progressing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris McHenry   
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:12 PM

During just six days of use, Greendale’s new speed sign dropped average speeds on Nowlin Avenue to 25.8 miles an hour.

Greendale Police Chief DeWayne Uhlman told members of the board of works at their May 8 meeting the sign, which displays speeds of oncoming traffic, made a significant difference in average speeds at that location. He said it had been placed in  the north bound lane and had recorded almost 5,500 vehicles using the road.

The device is portable and is being moved to other areas in the city on a rotating basis.

City Manager Steve Lampert reported that after numerous delays, all of the paper work to allow for reconstruction of the intersection of State Line Road and U.S. 50 has been signed and he expects  a “kick off” to the project within the next week.

The planning has been complicated by the location right on the state line of Indiana and Ohio, involving highway departments from two states, Hamilton County, and the City of Greendale.

He stated that the bottom of the city’s new swimming pool is being painted, with a target date of May 20-21 to fill the facility with water. The new pool also will require 16 security cameras at a cost of about $14,000.

At the council meeting which followed, members agreed to extend the fee for fire protection to part of Lawrenceburg township at the same price they have been charging: $24,000 a year for 2014. The extension was requested by Lawrenceburg township trustee Jerome “Tony” Gilb.

At the suggestion of councilman Albert Abdon, more research will be done to determine the percentage of the fire budget devoted to township protection before the contract is renewed next year.

Lampert was given approval to award the contract to complete Greendale’s ongoing upgrading of streets and curbs to the apparent low bidder, Paul Rohe Company, whose bid was $1,046,623, if information received proves Rohe is the lowest and most responsive and responsible bidder.

Lampert had budgeted $1 million for this final segment, since this project is more than twice as large as previous ones have been.

Council also approved a donation of $2,400 to the Central School Destination Imagination team to help pay for their participation in global final competition in Tennessee.

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:29 PM