To the editor:
It has been a little over two years since the Main Street reconstruction project was completed. What a difference it has made.
No longer are businesses subject to placing sandbags in front of doors when we have a rain event and flooding of side streets has been mitigated. The installation of new storm sewers has finally corrected the drainage issues that have been around longer than all of us.
We all can take pride in this beautiful project and what it has done for our city. We can also look back at all the vacant storefronts prior to the reconstruction and look at where we are now – a vibrant Main Street.
I do want to pass on that after a recent inspection by the city, general contractor Gradex, Crossroad Engineers and the Indiana Department of Transportation, the flaking concrete on the south side of Main Street will have to be replaced. INDOT has recommended that the work be completed in a short time frame.
I have been informed that work will begin around Oct. 19. The work is being done by the general contractor and at no cost to the city. This should be of minimal interruption to local businesses.
We have invested millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements over the past four years and it shows. Quality workmanship is essential and desired.
Dennis B. Buckley
Mayor of Beech Grove
To the editor:
I want to recognize and thank Perry Meridian’s and Southport’s Classes of 1975 for their $5,000 donation to the Perry Township Education Foundation.
They raised the money through a silent auction and donations at their recent 40-year reunion.
The former students spent their first two years together at Southport before Perry Meridian opened in 1973.
The classes issued a challenge to classes having reunions in the future to raise money for the foundation or their respective schools.
Retired Perry Meridian teacher