Annual events in Greenfield that serve to spruce things up a bit are just around the corner.
First up is the annual MHS (McClain High School) Day on May 12 when hundreds of students will descend on the village to paint, pick up, wash, mow, rake – whatever needs doing.
“It’s nice to see people caring about the community,” Greenfield City Manager Ron Coffey said, thanking the MHS students and administration “in advance” for the “valuable community work that also teaches great life lessons.”
The village’s first Cleanup Day of the year is scheduled for June 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. As in previous years, during those times there will be trucks and dumpsters available near the railroad tracks between South Second and South Washington streets for residents to discard their refuse. More information will be available on the village’s website at www.greenfieldohio.net.
In other business, Coffey said that paving projects are set to begin in the next few days starting with an ODOT paving project that will include all of Jefferson Street. Coffey said that project is to begin on May 8.
In mid-May paving of the roads and parking areas at Mitchell Park as well as the south side of the Greenfield cemetery is set to commence.
The cost of the paving at Mitchell Park will be shared with the Greenfield Exempted Village School District as the park is used by the school for some middle school and high school athletic programs.
Legislation authorizing Coffey to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with the school district on sharing the Mitchell Park paving costs was passed by council members. According to the resolution, the Mitchell Park paving cost is more than $88,000 and the school district will contribute “an amount not to exceed” $30,000.
Other street paving in the village is set to begin mid-June, Coffey said. And a paving project on Massie Street, made possible in part through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the county, will also be done this year.
A resolution passed by council members allows for three vehicles deemed “no longer needed for municipal purposes” to be sold by online auction through GovDeals, Inc.
These vehicles are a 2000 Chevy Silverado K1500 from the police department, a 1986 Ford F350 from the street department, and a 1992 Chevrolet C3500 from the street department.
A link to GovDeals.com can be found on the village’s website, www.greenfieldohio.net.
The city manager also reported that Greenfield has been named a Tree City USA community for a third year. Plaques commemorating these distinctions hang on the wall of the council room.
On a related matter, Coffey and other city officials, in celebration of Arbor Day, recently made their annual rounds to local first graders and the local nursing homes to distribute trees.
Greenfield Financial Director Carolyn Snodgrass provided the preliminary numbers for April 2017. Those are: month-to-date expense for April-$305,425; month-to-date revenue for April-$403,403 year-to-date expense-$1,054,172; year-to-date revenue-$1,314,226; and a general fund balance as of April 31 as $290,922.
The Greenfield Village Council meets in regular session the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers, located on the first floor of the City Building. The meetings are open to the public. To be placed on an upcoming meeting’s agenda, call 937-981-3500.