‘Legwork’ done on environmental study

Upcoming events include MHS Community Service Day

By Angela Shepherd - [email protected]

The “legwork” of a phase one environmental study essential to attracting business to the Greenfield Industrial Park is complete, reported city manager Ron Coffey at Wednesday’s council meeting.

He said CTL Engineering, which completed the study, is “now reviewing the field data, completing research and beginning the reporting phase of their work.”

As previously reported, CTL Engineering is the company the Highland County Board of Commissioners chose to complete the phase one environmental studies at the Leesburg Industrial Park.

County commission deputy clerk Nicole Oberrecht said previously that there are three kinds of industrial parks: fully ready; pipeline parks, which have some work complete, but lack necessary assessments; and fatally flawed parks.

She said the Greenfield and Leesburg parks fall into the second category, but with the environmental studies could be boosted to the first category. Additionally, the sites could be certified with the state and have enhanced visibility to businesses looking for a site.

In other business, Coffey reported on upcoming events, which include a community cleanup day set for May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. As in previous years, a dumpster will be set up in the gravel area near the railroad tracks between South Washington Street and South Second streets. For details go to greenfieldohio.net.

On May 9 and 16, community meetings will be held in regard to an economic development plan for the village. The public is invited to attend and to offer input. The meetings will be held at Dr. Eric Borsini’s office at 309 Jefferson St. and will begin at 6 p.m. Consultants Bill Grunkemeyer and Myra Moss will lead the meetings.

Coming up on May 13 is the McClain High School Community Service Day where high school students will descend on the village picking up, painting, mowing, and doing whatever needs doing to beautify Greenfield. Last year about 500 students, faculty and staff participated, Coffey said.

The third annual Paddle on the Paint Creekfest is scheduled for May 15. For more information go to g3greenfield.org.

June 10-11 will see Greenfield’s Community Wide Yard Sale happening from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

On another matter, village finance director Carolyn Snodgrass reported the preliminary numbers for April as: month-to-date revenue, $379,752; month-to-date expense, $270,403; year-to-date revenue, $1.65 million; year-to-date expense, $1.66 million; with a general fund balance as of April 30, 2016 as $449,150.

Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.

Upcoming events include MHS Community Service Day

By Angela Shepherd

[email protected]