|Redevelopment commission closes out current series of grants|
|Written by Chris McHenry|
|Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3:57 PM|
The Greendale Economic Redevelopment Commission has closed out the last of the current series of Lawrenceburg grants as Polycraft Company begins moving into its new facility.
Director Albert Abdon reported at the June 17 meeting that other possible grant applications are in process but have not yet been officially submitted.
In order to meet new Indiana state requirements the Commission changed the title of Angie Walters from “treadurer” to “deputy Director.”
Walters will continue to perform all the tasks she has been doing all long, but financial items will be signed off on by Greendale Clerk Treasurer Mary Jo Lynch.
Abdon pointed out that the new title for Walters is actually more accurate than the former one considering all the tasks she has been performing.
The commission approved a project to add sidewalks and street lighting to the area around LaRosa’s Restaurant, Greendale Cinema and The Veterans Administration Clinic near U.S. 50 and I-275.
A report on traffic congestion on Ind. 1 and Bellview Lane and U.S. 50 is still not complete, Abdon said, but one suggestion for alleviating the problem would to add lanes for traffic moving across U.S. 50 to I-275.
The single lane now dedicated to this traffic is a major cause of congestion during heavy travel times.
Estimates for the cost of various solutions range from $6 million to $8 million to $40 million.
Abdon also urged the Commission to move ahead with some of the goals in Greendale’s Comprehensive Plan, especially for the “Heritage Village” on Ridge avenue, which would feature small neighborhood businesses.