Greenfield paving set; police department arrests up


The long-awaited paving of Massie Street on the north side of Greenfield looks like it will soon be a done deal.

As reported by Greenfield City Manager Ron Coffey at Wednesday’s village council meeting, the Highland County Board of Commissioners awarded the job to Fillmore Construction, which submitted a bid price of $53,457. The company has until the end of October to complete the project.

The project is partially funded by a grant through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which is why it was handled through the county commissioners.

Coffey said Greenfield’s financial share of the project will be $5,257.

In another part of his report, the city manager said that the Greenfield Police Department handled 507 calls in the month of June and made 574 arrests so far this year. The arrests are up from last year’s number of 365.

The officers’ overtime were 29.25 hours for June, down from what is usually more than 100 hours per month, Coffey said.

The village’s lead levels in the tap water have been found to fall within the “acceptable range,” which is less than 15 micrograms per liter, Coffey reported. Lead Consumer Notices are being issued to the locations that were sampled. In keeping with EPA requirement, another round of testing will be completed.

Finance director Carolyn Snodgrass presented the preliminary budget numbers for July as: month-to-date revenue, $291,062; month-to date expenses for July, $238,865; year-to-date revenue, $2.23 million; year-to-date expenses, $2.37; and a general fund balance as of July 31, 2017 as $326,621.

Upcoming events reported include:

• The online auction of the property formerly occupied by Shopko on the west end of town will be on Aug. 9. For more information go to

• A Back to School Health Fair from the Highland County Health Department and Job and Family Services is scheduled for Aug. 10 from 3-6 p.m. at the McClain cafeteria.

• Back to School Bash, sponsored by various local organizations, will take place on Aug. 12 on Fifth Street by the school from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be food, games, and free school supplies.

• The Highland County Recycling and Litter Prevention office is holding an electronics collection from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 5 at Premier Grain in Leesburg, and a tire collection on Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Hi-Tech Center in Hillsboro. For more information go to

• Greening Greater Greenfield’s fall Community Wide Yard Sale is scheduled for Sept. 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The Greenfield Village Council meets in regular session the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers on the first floor of the City Building. The meetings are open to the public. To reach the village offices call 937-981-3500.

Greenfield council members are shown at Wednesday’s meeting, including, from left, Chris Borreson, Betty Jackman, Bob Bergstrom, Mark Clyburn, and Brenda Losey. council members are shown at Wednesday’s meeting, including, from left, Chris Borreson, Betty Jackman, Bob Bergstrom, Mark Clyburn, and Brenda Losey.
Back to school events coming in village

By Angela Shepherd

For The Times-Gazette

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