I was preparing to send an e-mail to Scott Mohr about the reminiscing column, and I ran across the last two issues of The Spotlight from Jan. 8 and 15, 2009, and the inaugural edition of The Southsider Voice from Feb. 18, 2009. I found them in my “old newspaper” drawer at the bottom of the dresser. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since you started the paper. You and your staff have done a great job and continue to put out a fine newspaper. Congratulations for 10 years as a publisher!
At a recent meeting, our Board of Public Works and Safety approved an agreement to begin the process to design road reconstruction projects for 2019. Since 2012, there have been over 60 local roads that have been reconstructed, added or repaved in our beautiful city. Included in this project will be sidewalk panel repairs, curb repairs, driveway ramps repaired and new ADA ramps will also be installed. We have done very well over the last seven years, but we must continue to make infrastructure improvements one of our most important priorities. Please help us by reporting any pot hole located in the City of Beech Grove. You can contact us at 317-803-9098 or by sending a note through the mayorscallcenter@beechgrove. com.
-Dennis B. Buckley, Mayor City of Beech Grove
I would like to formally announce my candidacy for office of Mayor of the City of Southport. It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Southport as District 1 councilor for the past 10 years. I have served as city council president pro tempore from time to time, served as a member of the redevelopment commission, as well as the stormwater utility board. In each position, I have strived to provide leadership and dedication to advance the best interests for the City of Southport. I look forward to serving all citizens in Southport in a new capacity as Mayor.
-James Cooney City of Southport