|Mayor Chuck and Kristen Fewell|
Mayor Chuck Fewell reported on recent City of Greenfield events and accomplishments at the Tuesday Kiwanis meeting.
- The Sister Cities exchange group from Kakuda is here now. Next year will be the 30th year of the Sister Cities Exchange program started by the late Mayor Keith McClarnon.
- Greenfield with partner Fortville received Stellar City designation. The two will share over $15 million dollars in grant funds.
- The city will use part of the Stellar funds to build an all-inclusive park for challenged youth at the Franklin Park baseball fields.
- The Riley Park Aquatic Facility pool was revitalized over the winter and two new water slides were added. In addition, the pool was modified to include a zero entry pool which allows easier entry without steps permitting those in wheelchairs to utilize the pool. The pool renovation is in addition to the splash pad that opened last year.
- The Mayors Youth Council will again be functioning with projects under the direction of Planning Department Associate Jenna Wertman,
- Zoning code is being revised and permitting is being updated to make it easier to get permits.
- Redevelopment along Pennsy Trail in the downtown area is being planned to include an amphitheater and new residential and commercial areas.
- The Art Council has obtained a grant for a Historical Marker for Will Vawter. A statue of Vawter is in the exploratory stages.
- In the Industrial sector BWI opened with about 150 employees, Yamaha Precision Propellers broke ground for a new design and production facility, and Avery Dennison doubled the size of their facility.
- New Home Construction continues throughout the city
- Workforce development is being planned