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No major changes in re-drawn G’dale council districts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris McHenry   
Monday, December 17, 2012 10:06 PM

There will be only minor changes to council district boundaries when the City of Greendale realigns them to meet required population following the 2010 census.

City attorney Richard Butler explained at the Wednesday, Dec. 12, city council meeting that there can only be a 10 percent difference among the various districts. Achieving that goal will require slight changes to the city’s  voter precinct boundaries, and he plans to ask county election officials to make those changes prior to the next election in 2014.

The changes will not affect present council members who represent specific districts.

The total population of Greendale was 4,520 in 2010.
Greendale will return to an earlier practice of using an outside contractor as building inspector, possibly in cooperation with either Dearborn County or Lawrenceburg,  and hiring its own zoning enforcement officer, said city manager Steve Lampert.

He said he has received eight applications for the enforcement position.

Meanwhile, at the Board of Works meeting preceding council, Fire Chief Shannon Craig asked for help obtaining grants to replace the department’s aging air packs, which will expire in about one and a half years. He estimated the cost of replacements at about $110,000 to $120,000.

Lampert had good news for the BOW.

Although Greendale’s share of engineering costs for realigning the intersection of State Line Road and U.S. 50 would be $91,000, the Indiana Department of Transportation has agreed to pay $90,000.

The total engineering cost  will be $148,000 with the balance to be paid by Hamilton County, Ohio.

The city’s 2013 curb and street improvement program will include Carroll, Cora, Marie, Arthur, Schnebelt, Meadowcreek, Ritzmann and Brindley, said Lampert.