Greensburg City Administrator Steve Hewitt took time at last Wednesday’s City Work Session to comment on 29 separate recovery projects, seven of which are already completed, and another 22 that are either in progress or yet in the planning stage.  Following is a breakdown of those projects, the last eight of which are yet-to-be-completed projects ineligible for FEMA funding:


   Greensburg City Administrator Steve Hewitt took time at last Wednesday’s City Work Session to comment on 29 separate recovery projects, seven of which are already completed, and another 22 that are either in progress or yet in the planning stage.  Following is a breakdown of those projects, the last eight of which are yet-to-be-completed projects ineligible for FEMA funding:
COMPLETED…
•Electrical distribution through town…completed before Thanksgiving as promised, at cost of $1.6 million;
•Temporary streetlights…completed by Christmas as promised, at to-date cost of $6,500;
•Warning sirens…completed in June of ’07 at cost of $54,500;
•Traffic signal…completed Dec 21 at cost of $78,900;
•Concrete removal…completed August 6 at cost of $53,000;
•Metal removal…completed July 31 at cost of $4,000;
•Private property debris…completed September 30 at cost of $110,000.
IN PROGRESS…
•Water tower…foundation completed, metal structure starts to go up Feb 11, to be done by May;
•Permanent streetlights…ready for bid, pending environmental studies for CDBG grant;
•City hall…in planning phase, BNIM in progress;
•Big Well…in planning phase, BNIM in progress;
•Street signs…95 percent complete.  Cost to date in materials, labor and equipment--$22,000;
•Tree removal…complete, checking for missed trees.  Cost to date is $56,000;
•Street repair…planning phase, waiting on scope of work from FEMA, which originally allowed for only 28,000 square yards of street surface.  Asked to recalculate after additional damage from heavy equipment during debris removal phase, FEMA revised to allow up to 150,000 square yards of street surface to be rebuilt.
•Well house and pumps…75 percent complete, well house in progress, well # 6 brought on line next week;
•Water system repair…in progress, spent $60,000 in labor, material and equipment;
•Sewer system…in progress, spent $10,500 in labor, materials and equipment;
•Temporary city hall…moved across the street Feb 1, large project, FEMA will cover costs;
•Power plant…still negotiating settlement with Continental Western Insurance;
•Repair road department building…90 percent complete.  Estimated cost of project is $30,000;
•Final debris removal…95 percent complete.  Costs to date in labor and equipment is $27,000.
•OT FUNDED BY FEMA…
•Master plan…Phase I complete, Phases II and III in progress by BNIM;
•Incubator…bid for dirt work out, start in mid-Feb.  Construction should start April 1;
•Temporary Big Well Gift Shop…complete.  Insurance paid most of cost.  Replacing inventory;
•Streetscape…in progress.  Some USDA funding available.  BNIM estimates cost of $500,000 per block;
•Davis Park…will have to be relocated, along with tennis courts, pool, etc.; working with school on the matter;
•Big Well Museum…planning stage.  Will be a large gap here, as FEMA allowed only $400,000 while Hewitt sees it as at least a $2 million project;
•Farmers Market…planning stage.  Hewitt said the design here could be one to allow use for a variety of events.