Jefferson St. paving delayed

Upcoming events include Memorial Day ceremony

By Angela Shepherd - For The Times-Gazette



The paving of Greenfield’s Jefferson Street, one of many paving projects planned for the village in the coming months, has been delayed.

While the paving on Jefferson Street was originally expected to begin this month, Greenfield City Manager Ron Coffey said at Wednesday’s council meeting that he had been notified that the paving would be held off until after the Greene Countrie Towne Festival in July.

The Jefferson Street paving is part of a larger ODOT project along SR 28. Coffey said it was his understanding that resources on the project will first be pooled on a bridge replacement project in Lynchburg before milling and paving will begin in Greenfield. As part of the project, the last week has seen the paving company working on crosswalks along Jefferson Street.

The paving of Jefferson Street is just one of several paving projects slated for the coming months that include parts of North, Fifth, Second, Lafayette and Massie streets. Paving at Mitchell Park was recently completed.

In other business, a Greenfield Police Department report outlined that through April there have been 382 arrests, with 111 of those in April alone. Other statistics listed in the report are that in April there were 27 offenses investigated, with 119 total in 2017 through April. The department in April received 473 calls and so far this year a total of 1,678 calls have been received.

Council passed legislation allowing village officials to obtain a commercial promissory note for the purpose of paying the final amount owed for the renovation of the City Building that was completed years ago. According to councilman Bob Bergstrom, the final existing amount, which was not detailed in the meeting, should be paid off in about three months.

Upcoming events in Greenfield:

• May 21 – Paddle on the Paint Creekfest. For more information on the fourth annual event sponsored by Greening Greater Greenfield, go to

• May 29 – Memorial Day Parade. Put on each year by the Concerned Veterans of Greenfield, the parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day with lineup at 9:30 a.m. at the school colonnades on Fifth Street. Any veteran wanting to take part in the ceremony can contact Bruce Snavely at 937-981-3188.

• June 3 – Daryle Unger & Peanut Memorial Kids Fishing Derby. The 16th annual, free event will be held at the pond at Mitchell Park beginning at 9 a.m. with the youngest age group of 7 and under. From 10:30-11:30 a.m. the 8 to 12-years-olds will get their chance, and from noon to 1 p.m. the 13 to 18-years-olds can fish.

• June 9-10 – Community Wide Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

• June 10 – Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Greenfield Village Council meets in regular session the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers on the first floor of the City Building. To reach the city offices, call 937-981-3500. Go to for village links, information, and more.

Upcoming events include Memorial Day ceremony

By Angela Shepherd

For The Times-Gazette