As anyone traveling SR 28 through Greenfield has seen the Shelly Company came earlier than previously reported to pave and is finishing up Jefferson Street just as the village prepares to embark on other paving projects.
It was previously reported that the ODOT project to include the paving of Jefferson Street would not affect Greenfield until later in the summer, but city manager Ron Coffey said the village was “surprised” when the paving company began its milling of Jefferson Street last week. Paving commenced this week.
Set to begin the week of June 19, Coffey reported, is the village’s projects of paving the north part of the cemetery and portions of North, Fifth, Second and Lafayette streets. Massie Street is also to be paved, but that project is partially funded by a Community Development Block Grant and will be put out for bid by the Highland County Board of Commissioners. Paving at Mitchell Park was completed last month.
Coffey also reported that the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission is putting together information on various trails in the region for a bike trail portal, and Greenfield’s bike trail, dubbed the Greenfield Paint Creek Bike Trail, will be included. Go to http://trails.ovrdc.org/bikeways/ for more information.
On another matter, council members adopted a resolution creating two new part-time police officer positions.
Finance director Carolyn Snodgrass reported the preliminary numbers for May as: month-to-date expense, $420,802; month-to-date revenue, $356,268; year-to-date expense, $1.48 million; year-to-date revenue, $1.67; and the general fund balance as of May 31, 2017 as $390,172.
Snodgrass said the expenses for May exceeded the revenue due to larger payments made by the village, including paying off a bond note for $156,483 and paying the village’s once-yearly package insurance.
Among the village’s upcoming events is Greening Greater Greenfield’s Community Wide Yard Sale. It is scheduled to take place this Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, Saturday, June 10 is Cleanup Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A dumpster will be set up near the railroad tracks between South Washington and Second Second streets. For those unable to haul unwanted items to the dumpster site, curbside pickup is available so long as the city is notified by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 9. Call the village offices at 937-981-3500. For more information, go to www.greenfieldohio.net.
The Greenfield Village Council meets in regular session the first and third Wednesday of each 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 be put on the agenda to speak to the council during a meeting, call 937-981-3500.