Jeffersonville is Connecting in Many Ways
Mayor Mike Moore today delivered his annual State of City address before the Rotary Club at the Indiana American Water Company building.
“I proudly stand here today to report the state of our city is strong and getting stronger every day,” said Moore. “It’s stronger because we’re a city that is connecting. Jeffersonville’s future is brighter when we connect with each other to build a stronger community. And we’re doing that in so many ways.”
Moore expressed his unwavering support of a new downtown elementary school after the school board voted to close both Spring Hill and Maple elementary schools.
“Improving quality of life starts with access to education,” said Moore. “The heart of downtown can’t afford to lose a school. Developers are finding that downtown Jeff is a good investment. There are plans for at least 500 new residences in downtown over the next couple years. But losing such an important amenity as a school will stop that growth.
“I urge everyone in this room to get behind the plan for a new downtown school. It’s an investment in our future that will pay-off for generations to come,” said Moore.
Moore announced his support to build a new city park along New Chapel Road to serve the residents in the eastern part of Jeffersonville. “Many of these residents were annex into the city several years ago, and they deserve to have access to public greenspace.”
In his desire to make Jeffersonville a more pedestrian friendly city, Moore is asking the City Council to fund new sidewalks on Plank Road along with ones along New Chapel Road.
Moore expressed his commitment to solving the flooding and drainage issues that have plagued the residents of Golfview and Waverly Court. “For too long, property owners in this area have been flooded during heavy rains,” said Moore who over the next few months will put forth a plan to help drastically reduce the flooding of homes and businesses.
“Our citizens expect the best services. And our city employees deserve the best equipment,” said Moore who said he wants the City Council to fund the purchase of new salt trucks to replace the city’s fleet of 14 existing ones that are at least 20 years-old.
Moore discussed the various street improvement projects such as 10th Street and Holmans Lane. “I will admit there’s a lot of construction going on in Jeff right now. But those orange barrels will only be an inconvenience for a little while longer. Be patient because 2019 will be the year we reap the benefits of these long overdue infrastructure improvements,” declared Moore.