AUDIO: Greendale Mayor Recaps BBQ Benefit; Teases New Development

There are some exciting things happening in Greendale.

(Greendale, Ind.) - There are some exciting things happening in the City of Greendale. 

Mayor Alan Weiss stopped by Eagle Country 99.3 on Tuesday morning to update residents on some of the recent happenings. 

Most recently, the City of Greendale, along with the Greendale Police Department, Safe Passage, Inc., and Big G's BBQ and Catering, put on a community BBQ to support local law enforcement agencies and area police supported charities. 

At the event, community members were able to pick up a BBQ lunch for a free will offering. Mayor Weiss said almost $4,000 was raised at the event with proceeds being split between Safe Passage Inc. and the annual Cops and Kids shopping event. 

"People in Dearborn County and the tri-state area, no matter what political affiliation, I think we all support our local police departments," said Weiss. "They are there when we need them, they put their lives on the line everyday to protect us. So, it was a good event and I'm very happy with the results." 

In other news, Mayor Weiss said two brand-new substations have been installed to upgrade the electrical system in Greendale. The new substations are 12KV, a modern system that is replacing the old 4KV system that has been around since the 70's or 80's. 

"The new system will be more reliable, dependable, and will just be getting with the times," Weiss added. 

Another exciting development is a potential auto re-charge system that would be located just off of Interstate 275. 

Weiss says the City is applying for a 90-10 grant through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. If the City receives the grant, they would only pay 10 percent of the cost to install an auto re-charge system near the interstate. 

Under the grant, the City would be required to install the re-charge system within a mile of the interstate and near restaurants. Weiss said it takes about 30 minutes for an electric vehicle to charge and having restaurants and businesses nearby a charging station would bring motorists off the interstate to Greendale. 

"It's a win-win for everyone," said Weiss. 

Weiss added that within the next five years, over 100 electric models are expected to be available in the area. 

"Now's the time to do it with the 90-10 grant," said Weiss.

One other big happening is a new economic development project that is being planned near LaRosa's. Weiss was unable to provide specifics today. Eagle Country 99.3 will provide an update when an announcement is made. 

HEAR BUBBA BO'S FULL INTERVIEW WITH ALAN WEISS IN THE AUDIO PLAYER BELOW

 

 

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