Public meeting about Felson Park development
scheduled for January 17 at MHS cafeteria
The public is invited to a meeting about development of Felson Park on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the McClain High School cafeteria. School personnel also will be presenting information about the redevelopment of their playground at this meeting.
Greenfield City Manager Todd Wilkin said the village has been looking at ways to develop Felson Park and take advantage of its proximity to Paint Creek. “We are extremely excited about the development of Felson Park and we need to get the word out in regards to this event.”
Wilkin said public input is important and encouraged all interested people to attend the meeting and bring their ideas on how Felson Park might best be utilized.
SiteOhio authenticated means
construction ready Day One
Greenfield's South Central Ohio Industrial Park has been authenticated by SiteOhio and is ready for construction to begin! For an informative video presentation about the park, narrated by Ohio's own "Jungle Jack" Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, click on the link below and visit the JobsOhio website where you can explore more information about South Central Ohio Industrial Park.
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Industrial Park certified!
Greenfield City Manager Todd Wilkin and members of Greenfield Village Council announced May 10 that the South Central Ohio Industrial Park has been authenticated, or certified, by the State of Ohio. This is big news, as only about 20 industrial parks in the State of Ohio have successfully gone through the rigorous authentication process. The South Central Ohio Industrial Park is equipped with high-speed fiber optic cable and features excess water, sewerage and utility capacity. For more information, see the story on the INDUSTRY page.
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New feature, 'An interview with the City Manager,' debuts on Greenfield website
We are happy to announce the launch of a new feature, "Interview with the City Manager," designed to help inform the public of events, activities and projects in the Village of Greenfield. The inaugural interview with City Manager Todd Wilkin appears on the OFFICIALS / CONTACT US page and will be updated regularly.
If you have a question for the City Manager, email Todd Wilkin at the following address: email@example.com
Greenfield to receive $16,000 NatureWorks
grant for improvements at Mitchell Park
The Village of Greenfield is among 102 entities that been approved for more than $4.4 million in project funding through The Ohio Department of Natural Resources NatureWorks grant program. The funds will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state.
Greenfield will receive $16,063 for improvements at Mitchell Park including replacing fence, removing a sand area, and replacing a playground in a new location.
In addition, the City of Hillsboro will receive $15,625 for phase I construction of a new trail named the Moberly Branch Connector.
“The NatureWorks grant program has been allowing ODNR to invest back into Ohio’s local communities for 25 years,” said ODNR Director Jim Zehringer. “We believe it is important to encourage people to spend time outdoors doing recreational activities they enjoy with the people they care about here in Ohio.”
The grants will be used to develop and improve public access for outdoor recreation facilities in 68 counties across Ohio. Projects include many new playgrounds that will replace outdated playgrounds, new picnic shelters, renovations to existing shelters, trails, trailheads, restrooms, baseball fields, basketball courts, amphitheaters and outdoor stages, fishing piers, kayak launches and much more.
NatureWorks provides up to 75 percent reimbursement assistance to local subdivisions of government (townships, villages, cities, counties, park districts, joint recreation districts and conservancy districts) for the acquisition, development and rehabilitation of recreational areas. The projects are funded through the Ohio Parks and Natural Resources Bond Issue, which was approved by Ohioans in November 1993. Additional legislation authorized the creation of the NatureWorks Grant Program.
New banners honor veterans
The Village of Greenfield is working with Grow Greater Greenfield to honor veterans by putting up banners around town. The first banners went up in February 2018 to recognize our service men and women who have given so much to protect our country. This project is just another way G3 continues to beautify and revitalize our “Greene Countrie Towne.” For those interested in participating, the information needed and an application form can be found at www.troopbanners.com/greenfield. The banners were put up prior to Memorial Day 2018, but more banners can be accepted for future display.
Officials visit Corvac Composites
Jason Wilson, Director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, was in Greenfield on January 9, 2018 along with John Hemmings of the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission to meet with Greenfield officials and tour the Corvac Composites facility.
After discussing economic development issues with Greenfield Village Council Chairman Phil Clyburn, then-City Manager Ron Coffey and Public Service Director Brian Smith, the group paid a visit to Corvac Composites, where Plant Manager Brian Gilbert led a tour of the facility.
Corvac is a leading supplier of airflow management and water-deflection systems to OEM and Tier Manufacturers. The well-trained staff uses advanced technology to produce automotive parts that are light, strong, and totally recyclable. Corvac is engaged with customers in almost every corner of the automotive world.
Greenfield rail project lauded
as success story by EDA
The U.S. Economic Development Administration has featured the Greenfield Rail Line Improvement Project as one of its community success stories.
The EDA was the primary funding source for the project to rehabilitate the railroad, including crossings and bridges, from Greenfield to Midland. As a result, the project helped to create or preserve 870 jobs and generate more than $10 million in private investment in the region.
"We are happy to have been recognized as one of the success stories featured by the EDA," said former City Manager Ron Coffey. "This project involved collaboration among private sector, local, county, state and federal funding sources and was very important to the economic life of Greenfield and other communities along the rail line."
The primary users of the rail line are Adient in Greenfield, Candle-lite in Leesburg, and Huhtamaki in New Vienna.
For more information and to view the article, click the link below:
UPGRADED RAIL LINE SPURS
PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN GREENFIELD, OHIO
GREENFIELD'S SOUTH CENTRAL OHIO
INDUSTRIAL PARK FEATURED BY APEG
Greenfield’s South Central Ohio Industrial Park is featured on a website about commercial sites for industrial parks. The website is maintained by the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG) and provides many details of interest to companies looking to expand or relocate. Our industrial park offers approximately 180 acres of land located near a four-lane highway and a railroad, and features high speed fiber optics, electricity via Dayton Power & Light, natural gas from Vectren, plus excess water and sewer capacity thanks to the Village of Greenfield.
The APEG site can be viewed by clicking HERE. For more information about industrial opportunities in Greenfield, visit the INDUSTRY page on this website.
A site plan has been created showing how up to 20 new industrial sites could be developed at the South Central Ohio Industrial Park. Click HERE to have a look!
Greenfield 2017 Annual Report
Former Greenfield City Manager Ron Coffey presented his annual report to Greenfield Council on February 7, 2018, providing a snapshot of our community during the past year. As this was Coffey's final such report -- he retired at the end of March -- he took the opportunity to reflect on not only 2017 but also the changes he has seen during his five years as city manager.
Coffey cited continued cooperation between Greenfield Village Council and various organizations and individuals working to make the community a more vibrant place in which to live and work, efforts to develop a long-term plan for Greenfield, marketing and certification of the South Central Ohio Industrial Park, various safety programs and expansion of private-public partnerships as keys to a brighter future for Greenfield.
READ THE ANNUAL REPORT
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