Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


December 28, 2010

The Year 2010: Daily News Looks Back: April - June

Greensburg — April

City Gives Final Approval Of Water Rate Hikes

The Greensburg City Council followed up a public hearing for the proposed increase in water and sewer rates with a unanimous vote to approve the rate hike on Monday night.

Attached to the new ordinances 2010-1, 2010-2 and 2010-3 was an important amendment that stipulated the rate increase, scheduled to take place at a rate of five percent compounded annually over the next three years, must be reviewed by the city. Each year, the City Council would decide to decrease the five percent hike or maintain it, based upon an investigation into revenue, depreciation lines and other monetary concerns.

Mayor Gary Herbert explained that the plan would incorporate summer sewage credits, or an automatic credit that will be based on prior consumption and lead to a less significant cost for residents' sewer bills.

Water Superintendent Rick Denney and Wastewater Superintendent Jeff Smith reported that their respective organizations have done as much as they can to cut costs.

"We understand how the utility rate payers feel," Mayor Herbert said.

Downtown Advocates Find New Energy On ÔMain Street' Formation

On a sunny mid-afternoon, Bryan Robbins, executive director of Main Street Greensburg, sat in Storie's next to the picture window overlooking Main Street casually perusing the menu.

Robbins, the widely-recognized downtown advocate, practices what he preaches: Supporting and developing business downtown. Now, he has a new, re-energized group like-minded but diverse individuals working with him.

"There's a new energy to the downtown," Dave Miers, former president of Heart of the Tree City and current board member of Main Street Greensburg, said. "That energy is all because of this guy, Bryan Robbins."

The new director had orginally drafted a 14-page document championing the downtown and the Main Street program and formation of a new group under that banner. As of March, the parallel groups Heart of the Tree City and the Downtown Greensburg Development Corporation working for the benefit of the square ceased to exist. From their framework came a newly united group - Main Street Greensburg - comprised of eight members on the board of four each from the former groups  with Robbins at its helm.

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