The Greensburg City Council approved giving $4,000 to a committee placing art work in Starlight Park to recognize the 2007 tornado.
Judi Kirk, chair of the committee, requested the $4,000 during the council’s Feb. 6 meeting. The money would go toward purchasing a plaque and landscaping, she said. The committee has raised enough money to pay for one sculpture and Kirk is applying for two grants this week, she said.
In other business, Mayor Bob Dixson talked briefly about putting together a committee to help develop and maintain the Swimming Pool Park.
• The city briefly discussed water and sewer rates, which the city has no plans to increase at this time. The last time the sewer rate was increased was in 2013 shortly after a water treatment plant was established. The increase was made to allow for $5,000 per year in capital outlay for water and sewer funds to pay for any needs that may arise.
During the last two years, the water fund has been taking more than it has been putting in, Ludwig said.
“It’s not a dire problem,” Ludwig told the council. “We wanted you to know what’s happening on rates and get your input.”
Ludwig to allow for to have $5,000 in capital outlay for the water and sewer funds.
• Ludwig received a final quote on signs to put on Land Bank property. It would be $25 per metal sign and $8.60 for plastic signs, which Ludwig advised the council to go with. The signs would let potential buyers know the property is available for purchase and development.
• Ludwig gave the council a tutorial on using tablets where they can digitally access city information more efficiently.
The City Administrator’s report included the following information:
• Pet registration and vaccination must be done before March 1. Pet owners have been notified through a postcard, city newsletter and other city communications. Registration costs will increase for those who fail to register before the deadline.
• The limb drop off site, has been closed. All limbs and branches may be brought to the landfill.