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2017 Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan Mayor Dan Manus 3 1 4 W e s t Wa s h i n g t o n S t r e e t Greensburg, IN 47240 812.663.3344 w w w. c i t y o f g r e e n s b u r g . c o m


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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1: QUALIFICATIONS ☐ Qualifications of the Applicant Organization ☐ Community Capacity & Engagement

2: OUTCOMES & IMPACTS ☐ Expected Project Outcomes & Impacts on the Targeted Areas

3: STRATEGIC INVESTMENT PLAN ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Project Goals & Objectives Project Cost & Amount Target Population Project Activities Staff Responsibility Project Team Organization Chart

4: PROJECT MAPS ☐ Past, Current, & Complementary Community Investment ☐ Proposed Stellar Projects Overview ☐ ‘Reveal Greensburg’ Main Street Cultural Corridor ☐ ‘Family Fun Farm’ Indoor Activity Center & Historic Facade Renovation ☐ ‘The Focal Point’ Community Gathering Place ☐ ‘Picture Perfect’ Courthouse Square Streetscape Improvements ☐ Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park Recreation Enhancements ☐ ‘Call Greensburg Home’ Homeowner Assistance Program ☐ ‘Help Our Neighbor’ Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation ☐ ‘Treemendous’ Community Branding & Visibility Campaign

5: PROJECT BUDGETS ☐ Funding Summary ☐ Project Cost Estimates

6: TIMELINE ☐ Project Schedule Overview

7: RESUMES ☐ Stellar Team Resumes

8: FINANCIAL COMMITMENT ☐ City Match Commitment Letter ☐ Letters of Financial Commitment

9: PAST PLANS ☐ Downtown Revitalization Plan (2008) ☐ Greensburg Comprehensive Plan (2015) ☐ Greensburg Community Vision Plan (2016) ☐ My Community My Vision (2017)

10: APPENDIX ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Feasibility Matrix Budget Matrix Leverage Matrix Letters of Support


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Community Capacity Our Greensburg community has long been home to “rural philanthropists” who, when they see a need, support their own and get the job done. Our giving nature and community spirit give us the collective strength to be able to reach out and support significant efforts and have a great impact on where we live. These attributes are also why we think we are well qualified to partner with the State of Indiana in becoming the 2017 Indiana Stellar Communities Division I Designee!

Following are a number of examples of recent community projects which we think have helped us prepare for the challenges ahead as we complete our Stellar communities Strategic Investment Plan:

Addressing our Housing Needs

We have accomplished many great things as a community in recent decades and much of our recent success is owed to our ability to successfully unite together and work as a group to uncover the most important needs in our community. One recent example of this organizational ability was witnessed during our 2016 City of Greensburg Vision Study (Vision Study) where we were able to pool the resources of 5 different key community organizations into Partners for Community Progress. Our Vision Study, which laid the foundation for our Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan, also included more than 27 individual task force members, all representing different community businesses and organizations.

We have recently partnered with private developers and IHCDA on the re-purposing of 4 existing buildings into senior housing projects – three of these projects have been completed in our downtown within the last two years.

All of our efforts, both large and small, have given us the confidence and taught us the lessons we need to be able to say that we understand the challenges we face as we implement our Stellar Strategic Investment Plan vision. From considering various funding options to conceptual design to bidding to construction we have people in place on our team with the experience necessary to be able to successfully partner with the State Agencies to complete our Stellar vision. Our team ethic and group dynamic makes us ready to work with you in a cooperative partnership to build on our past accomplishments to work towards our Stellar future.

Local investments such as installing vibrant banners and the Broadway streetscape project, coupled with programming efforts such as hosting community dinners in overlooked alley spaces and our Farmers Market have given us the momentum needed to keep our downtown core alive. Our effort has resulted in a 2:1 reinvestment by downtown building owners and attraction of many new businesses including unique retail and several regionally popular restaurants.

Reusing What We Have Instead of demolishing 3 former elementary school buildings we found a new purpose for each one, including reuse as an expanded Greensburg City Hall and one as the Greensburg Community Learning Center.

Revitalizing Downtown

Supporting the Arts In 2017 our residents have contributed over $225,000 to fund our historic Tree County Players to re-purpose a former church building on Main Street into a new community performing arts venue.

Regional Cooperation

Our Downtown is home to many community events. (photo credit: David Fry)

We partnered with 3 other neighboring farmers markets to secure a USDA grant for co-marketing efforts and to purchase the equipment necessary to process SNAP benefits. We also partnered with nine other communities for regional educational opportunities through EcO15


Community Engagement

Supporting Our Own Causes

When we say our Stellar plan is community driven, we mean it! Our plan is based on input from over 3000 residents, with input gained over three years, and 3 different planning initiatives. Additionally, our youth have actively and creatively expressed their voice throughout the process, helping us target many of our efforts to their specific needs.

Collectively we were able to use the Patronicity crowdgranting platform to generate more than 150 donations from organizations and individuals in our community to support two projects which relate directly to our Stellar Communities vision.

Our Distinctive Place project was able to raise more than $32,000 for the installation of public art in our historic downtown.

Our CreatINg Stellar Places project was able to raise more than $3,500 in less than 30 days to support our Decatur County Dog Park project. This project is included as a permanent installation in our Rebekah Park Stellar Communities project.

Below is a summary of how our past planning efforts have become the impetus for the vision represented in our SIP:

Focusing on Our Quality of Life ■

Our 2015 City of Greensburg Comprehensive Plan plan brought our community together with a vision for the future of Greensburg.

The plan placed heavy emphasis on quality of life improvements aimed at retaining and attracting residents in our community.

5 of our ‘Top 10’ comprehensive plan priorities are being addressed with our SIP vision.

Projects in our Stellar Strategic Investment Plan also directly contribute towards successful completion of more than 20 of 51 specific comprehensive plan objectives (across 7 categories).

Collaborating to Build our Capacity ■

Our 2016 Greensburg Vision Plan, completed by our Partners for Community Progress, outlines a series of tangible goals to directly address improvements to Greensburg’s Community Vitality Indicators.

Public participation and capacity building was the driving force behind the Vision Study– with more than 3,000 responses and comments received through surveys, interviews, community meetings, and focus groups and more than 27 individual community partners involved in the process.

Listening to Our Youth ■

Our 2016-2017 My Community My Vision plan specifically addresses how Greensburg can better stem the outflow of young people from the community.

This plan had heavy collaboration between the students, Greensburg Community High School Teacher Greg Schneider, and Partners for Community Progress.

Our Stellar Strategic Investment Plan directly addresses significant components of this plan, including re-purposing of existing downtown buildings, promoting downtown infrastructure development, and adding sidewalks and a bike trail between downtown and other points of community interest.

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Community Driven Stellar Vision Following is a summary of the community input we have received recently and a list of past community planning efforts which has heavily influenced the development of our Stellar Communities vision:

Recent Community Engagement Efforts • 2,523 Individual Survey Responses. • More than 40 Neighborhood Networking Attendees. • More than 30 Generational Meeting Attendees. • 30 one-on-one stakeholder interviews. • 813 likes on the Partners for Community Progress Facebook page. • More than 50 individuals involved in group presentations. • 6 radio and newspaper appeals. • More than 35 individual surveys collected at our CreatINg Stellar Places Dog Park event. Contributing Community Planning Efforts • • • •

2008 Downtown Revitalization Study. 2015 Greensburg Comprehensive Plan. 2016 Community Vision Plan. 2016 Decatur County Community Health Needs Assessment. • 2017 My Community My Vision Plan.

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Expected Project Outcomes: We firmly believe that the importance of being designated a Stellar Community goes far beyond what we are able to track or measure. That is because our Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan represents an important partnership with the state to complete community improvements which are aimed squarely at making Greensburg a great place to live. We know that the investments we will complete as a part of this plan will have a positive influence on important community vitality indicators but, most importantly, they will have a profound positive effect on the people of our community. Our Strategic Investment Plan represents ideas which have been discussed by Greensburg residents for years and now, those plans stand on the horizon as a true realization through a Stellar Communities Designation. Below are the outcomes we expect to achieve as we complete our Stellar Communities improvements:

Retain and Attract More Young Families to Greensburg The contagious enthusiasm generated by our Stellar Communities Designation, coupled with our attractive Stellar investment projects, will greatly assist our community’s growth and prosperity. An outcome of this investment will be a more attractive community for younger generations.

programs will also provide direct investment in property maintenance and repair - all equating to higher assessed values and more stable neighborhoods.

Diversify the Job Base and Increase Incomes All of our projects are geared towards making our community much more attractive. This will equate to greater ability for our existing businesses to recruit top talent and to expand operations. It will also help make our business recruitment efforts more fruitful which will expand job opportunities for our residents.

Make a Better First Impression Our ‘Reveal Greensburg’ Main Street Cultural Corridor, ‘Picture Perfect’ Courthouse Square Improvements and ‘The Focal Point’ Community Gathering Place projects will Enhance the appearance and appeal of our community. This will provide better first impressions, and repeat visits, for the thousands of visitors annually who already visit Greensburg to see our fabled courthouse tree.

Provide Continuity With Previous Downtown and Streetscape Improvement Efforts

All of our projects will help elevate the quality of life experience for our residents and visitors. Specifically, projects such as our ‘Family Fun Farm’ Indoor Activity Center, ‘The Focal Point’ Community Gathering Place, and the Odd Fellows-Rebekah Park Active Lifestyle Enhancements will provide the year-round spaces and places which will help create a more active and engaged Greensburg Community.

The ‘Picture Perfect’ Courthouse Square Improvements and ‘The Focal Point’ Community Gathering Place projects will help us complete the downtown streetscape work which was started with our Broadway streetscape enhancements in 2011. Completing these projects will provide visual and programming continuity throughout our entire downtown. They will also help encourage additional private investment and additional small business activity in portions of our downtown which currently have TREEmendous opportunity.

Support Neighborhood Stabilization

Strengthen Our Visibility and Brand Awareness

Our ‘Call Greensburg Home’ Homeowner Assistance Program and our ‘Helping Our Neighbors’ Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation will help us get people into homes in areas where we currently have high percentages of vacant property or rental properties. These

Our “Treemendous” Community Branding and Visibility Campaign will help us elevate our current status as a destination to a place to call home as we implement a branding and wayfinding program to strengthen the City.

Improve Quality of Life Opportunities


Provide Greater Connectivity to Important Community Destinations

Improving Our Community Vitality

Our projects such as the ‘Reveal Greensburg’ Main Street Cultural Corridor and our ‘Picture Perfect’ Courthouse Square improvements will expand our existing trail system to better serve residents and connect community destinations. These improvements will provide safe, convenient and attractive connectivity opportunities for residents living in our core traditional neighborhoods to the following important community attractions:

Despite our interstate access, our large manufacturing base, the success we have had in attracting new businesses to our community, and our caring community we have still experienced a 7% decline in assessed value and a 3% decline in school enrollment since 2011. One ultimate outcome we expect through our Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan is to reverse the trend we have seen in our declining community vitality indicators in the following ways:

The new Tree County Players Playhouse

Main Street businesses and restaurants

Decatur County Courthouse square

Rebekah Park

Greensburg Public Library

Greensburg Community Schools

The Greensburg Senior Center

Enriching Community Cultural Experiences

Increasing Residential Assessed Values: •

Increasing Commercial Assessed Values: •

Our ‘Reveal Greensburg’ Main Street Cultural Corridor, ‘The Focal Point’ Community Gathering Place, ‘Picture Perfect’ Courthouse Square Improvements, and ‘Treemendous’ Community Branding and Visibility Campaign projects will help enrich the cultural experiences in Greensburg by enhancing the visibility and appeal of the following key assets: ■

Greensburg Downtown National Historic District

Distinctive Place public art installations

All of the great shops and restaurants surrounding our Decatur County Courthouse Tree

Tree County Players Playhouse

Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park

Greensburg Public Library

Greensburg Community Schools

Historical Society of Decatur County

Art on the Square Gallery

Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge

American Legion

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The ‘Helping Our Neighbors’ Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation and ‘Call Greensburg Home’ Homeowner Assistance Programs will help stabilize core neighborhoods and will have a direct positive influence on residential property values. The ‘Reveal Greensburg’ Main Street Cultural Corridor, ‘Picture Perfect’ Courthouse Square Improvements, ‘The Focal Point’ Community Gathering Place, and ‘Family Fun Farm’ Indoor Activity Center will inject new activity into our downtown core which will spark additional investment in downtown buildings. This will result in increased commercial assessed values downtown.

Improving Per Capita Income: •

All of our projects are focused on the downtown core of our community. Each will encourage additional private investment in buildings and small businesses. Additionally, completion of our Stellar vision will equate to a more attractive community which will lead to better employee recruitment and retention, additional business recruitment, more job opportunities and increased income potential for residents.

Increases in Population Growth & School Enrollment: •

Making our community a more attractive place to live will attract new residents. Providing the activities and amenities that young families want will help us increase our school enrollment.

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Impacts on the Targeted Areas Our targeted investment area is focused on the civic, cultural, and commercial heart of our community along Main Street. This area of the community has seen great revitalization occur over the past decade. During that period, we have completed the Broadway streetscape project, implemented two separate downtown building renovation grant programs, started many popular community events, and seen significant private business investment. Our Stellar Communities projects will help us complete the great efforts of the past and will take our Main Street from great to Stellar. All of this will help bolster the areas surrounding our current historic district which already boasts the following significant resources: ■

More than 21 retail businesses

8 restaurants

28 other businesses including insurance offices, attorneys offices, real estate sales, banking, and others.

More than 10 annual events offering a wide variety of cultural experiences.

Impacts on the Region as a Whole Due to our location, our courthouse, and our industries, we are recognized as a regional destination for residents living in our peer rural communities and for thousands of visitors annually. Even with our regional appeal we are still struggling to maintain growth in many of our community vitality indicators. Our status among peers makes it imperative that we lead by example and show, first hand, how to positively leverage our Stellar investments into tangible results for rural communities. To lead by example we want to share our community development success as a mentor to other rural communities in the region. After our Stellar Designation, we pledge that we will partner with you to organize and lead a regional Stellar Coalition. This coalition will assemble all of the past Stellar Finalists in our region into an umbrella committee which will meet quarterly to discuss and develop a plan for sharing our collective experience with all other interested regional communities. This effort is aimed at multiplying the collective benefits from Stellar communities and transferring that blessing into further reaching regional success. We realize that successful completion of the strategic community investments identified in our plan means a lot to our community, to our region, and to our state partners. We are poised and ready to bear the responsibility placed upon us by our strategic location and assets. We are qualified and ready to become the Stellar example for all rural communities in the southeastern Indiana region.

We have worked hard to revitalize the downtown we currently enjoy and our Stellar communities projects will help us complete our vision. (Photo credit: David Fry)

Our Downtown boasts many unique shops, restaurants, and art galleries. (Photo credit: David Fry)

Our Stellar projects will introduce many people to some of our greatest historic structures. (Photo credit: David Fry)

We have many different examples of local art, including some of our downtown trash receptacles. (Photo credit: David Fry)

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Project Goals and Objectives Simply put, partnering with the state agencies in completing our Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan will help elevate our community beyond what we could realize on our own. These projects will help us provide for the quality of life and sense of place that residents deserve and businesses demand. More directly, we expect the following outcomes from our Stellar Communities projects: ■

Increased population by encouraging more families and individuals to live in Greensburg through our investment in existing housing infrastructure and assisting with the home purchasing process. Increased school enrollment by offering the community amenities that young families desire such as parks, playgrounds, entertainment venues, and other family fun zones. Increased commercial activity and property values through visible local investment in infrastructure along our key Main Street Corridor.

Increased regional tourism activity through the relocation and expansion of youth sports facilities.

Increased resident involvement and interaction by providing improvements which will inject additional energy and vitality into the heart of our community.

Greater interaction for our residents by providing high quality public spaces for our already successful festivals and community events.

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Past Project Partnerships All of our stellar projects are building on the legacy of many important partnership projects we have completed in the past, some of which include:

■ Broadway Streetscape Improvements (OCRA) ■ 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update (OCRA) ■ Tenderloin Throwdown Marketing Grant (IN Office of Tourism Dev.) ■ Historic Greensburg Square Apartments (IHCDA) ■ Grace Lutheran Rehab (IHCDA) ■ Tree City Village Apartments (IHCDA) ■ Community Multi-use Trail (INDOT) ■ Business Enterprise Park Certification (OCRA) ■ Veteran’s Way and Memorial Way Phase I (INDOT) ■ Distinctive Place Project (IHCDA) ■ Dog Park (IHCDA) ■ My Community My Vision (IHCDA) ■ Community Crossings Road Projects (INDOT) ■ Safe Routes to School (INDOT) ■ Distinctive Place and Decatur County Dog Park Patronicity Projects (IHCDA)

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Greensburg Stellar SIP - Community Funding Sources and Uses

Private Funding Source

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Decatur County Commissioners

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Decatur County Community Foundation

Kids Indoor Play Space

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Decatur County Memorial Hospital

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$20,000

First Federal Savings and Loan

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$50,000

Greensburg Decatur County ECDC

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Greensburg - Decatur County Tourism

Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park

$200,000

Greensburg Main Street

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$40,000

Greensburg Redevelopment Commission

Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park

$150,000

Main Source Bank

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Target Population Ultimately, we realize and understand that the improvements we will experience as we complete our Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan will benefit everybody who lives in, visits, or discovers Greensburg. Our community improvements will allow us to extend a warm and welcoming invitation to experience all of the greatest aspects of our community. This is why our Strategic Investment Plan is targeted towards the following three overarching target populations:

1. Our Youth 2. Our Neighbors 3. Our Guests Below is how, with help from the state agencies, we imagine we will be able to reach these folks who are so important to us here in Greensburg:

Our Youth Our younger generations represent the future of our community. We have heard time and again that many of our youngsters would like to live in Greensburg someday, but it fails to offer the things they are looking for. Our Stellar Communities investments will help us provide the destinations, events, and experiences which will appeal to our next generation. We have already seen great enthusiasm for the Stellar Communities vision from our youth. One example of the youth excitement is the number of students who came out to support our recent CreatINg Stellar Places Dog Park Project. After discussing Stellar Communities and the dog park project with elementary students, two separate groups of students, in separate schools, voluntarily launched their own fundraising campaigns to help support the dog park. One class event went as far as designing and selling bracelets and t-shirts for the event. We saw the power of our younger generations in the way they rallied towards this cause with their efforts.

Stellar Communities investments provide value to our neighbors. Our rural nature also means that our notion of neighbor might be different than it is for some folks, so let us explain exactly how we intend for our investment to help our “neighbors”.

Greensburg Residents: We want to make sure that, first and foremost, all of our residents are able to enjoy the quality of life that they deserve and desire. This will be accomplished as we begin implementing our Strategic Investment Plan Vision in the following ways: ■

Providing improved park facilities which have been requested.

Expanding our community performance venue options to help inspire programming opportunities beyond what we can currently offer.

Extending our trails and sidewalks to important core neighborhoods.

Providing additional and attractive community gathering spaces which will help support and expand our current community event offerings

Offering great new opportunities for cultural immersion through additional artistic and historic interpretation.

Neighboring Communities: We also consider all of our nearby communities to be our neighbors in the truest sense of the word. That is why we are making sure that our strategic investments include these creative new projects: ■

Family Fun Center

Outdoor Splash Pad

Outdoor Amphitheater

Small Indoor Performance Venue

Soccer Tournaments

Our Guests Our Neighbors Being a rural community means that we rely heavily on our social capital to thrive. Collectively we can realize a much higher quality of life than we ever could on our own. That is why it is so important to us that the outcomes from our

We have a legacy of practicing true Hoosier Hospitality and welcoming people from many different backgrounds and locations into our community. This is one of the key attributes which helped us successfully landing a large Japanese manufacturing facility in our community more than a decade ago. We want to make sure that we continue

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to build upon our legacy of being a warm, welcoming, and attractive community long into the future. That is why we are also making sure that our Stellar Communities investments accomplish the following:

Inviting new visitors to discover Greensburg We already welcome thousands of visitors annually into our community simply to see our fabled Tower Tree located on the top of our Decatur County Courthouse. Many of our Stellar Communities investments are intended to take advantage of this unique asset. By completing and enhancing our courthouse square improvements we will make sure that we are putting our best foot forward as the arrive in our community. We are also giving visitors new and exciting things to do while they are here, which we hope will encourage them to consider Greensburg as a relocation option.

Welcoming new businesses Both large and small: Our Stellar investments are also intended to provide the Quality of Life amenities which will make our community more attractive to large company prospects. By providing the community with these new and additional amenities, we will be able to give our employers a more marketable community for attracting and retaining talent. Additionally, many of our Stellar infrastructure improvements are specifically targeted completing our Main Street and courthouse square projects. This will encourage a more robust small business environment in the heart of our Historic Downtown commercial core. Our investments are going to make it easier for people to get to businesses and will make the downtown environment even more attractive, comfortable, and safe.

We understand that our primary responsibility is to help make sure that our Stellar Communities strategic investments make Greensburg a great place to live. This is why we have focused our attention on giving people the resources they need to go out and have fun in Greensburg with their families and friends. We are hoping that by making Greensburg a great place to live, it will also become a better place to visit. After all, we know word of mouth is the best advertisement and we want people to be talking about how great we are!

Welcoming Our guests We host many guests in our community from many different locations. Below is a list of some of the various annual events which would benefit from our Stellar Communities investments:

Annual Downtown Event & Activities •

Greensburg Farmers Market - May through October

Tenderloin Throwdown - June

Tree City Rolling Tour Century - June

Fourth of July Parade - July

Plein Air Paint Out - August

Fall Festival - September

Chamber Shopping Scramble - October

Trunk or Treat - October,

Veterans Day Parade - November

Holiday Walk - December

Annual Events Outside of Downtown •

Chautauqua - Greensburg High School April

Cattle Battle - Beef Council - April

Delta Dash 10k & 5k - April (starts in Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park)

Big Brothers Big Sister’s 5k Glow/Color Run - June (starts in Rebekah Park)

Tree City Pork Expo - Pork Club - June

Tree City Classics Car Show - June (held in

Rebekah Park) • 4-H Fair - July • Power of the Past - POP board - August Our Stellar investments will help us attract more Honda workers to move to Greensburg from other communities.

• On Eagle’s Wings 5k Walk/Run and St. Mary’s Parish Festival - August

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LONG TERM SUSTAINABILITY PLAN Our past experience with large scale community development projects has taught us that it is fun and exciting to get going but much more of a challenge to keep momentum after the initial enthusiasm has waned. To realize maximum longterm success from our initial Stellar investments we need to make sure that the projects and programs we put in place are sustainable. That is why we have already started to think ahead to what will happen to our Stellar investment once the dust has settled and the projects are completed. To help make sure that our Stellar legacy will last well beyond our time as a designee, we have developed a project which will help contribute to the sustainability of many of the projects in our investment plan. This project will partner with SERVE Indiana to organize and implement a “City Corp” group to help plan and support for the long-term programming and maintenance needs of our Targeted Investment Area.

So, instead of a housing tax credit project we decided to put our energy towards tackling one of our greatest current housing needs, as identified during our comprehensive plan, which is providing assistance to help people transition from rental housing to home ownership. More details on our proposal for this project can be found below. We also hope that by not proposing a Rental Housing Tax Credits as part of our Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan we will help make additional funds available for one of our regional rural peers. PROPOSED COURTHOUSE SQUARE IMPROVEMENTS:

This practical approach to getting things done is true to our nature in Greensburg, and hopefully will provide a great social outlet for our community. This initiative will provide the base for community volunteer efforts that our younger generations have repeatedly asked for. This program will also help us realize two very important goals developed during our vision study, namely opportunities for volunteer engagement and centralized opportunities for community organizations.

IS SOMETHING MISSING? One aspect of many past Stellar Communities Plans that you may notice is missing from our plan is a proposed Rental Housing Tax Credit project. This was not an omission but by design because Greensburg has successfully partnered with IHCDA on four such projects in recent years, including two within the last two years. IHCDA’s recent investments in our community have helped us successfully fill a long-standing housing gap in our community for quality and affordable senior housing. We are happy to say that many of these units are located within close distance to our downtown core and immediately adjacent to our Stellar Targeted Investment Area.

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‘Reveal Greensburg’ Main Street Cultural Corridor The cultural corridor passes in the shadow of the famed Tower Tree but as a Stellar project, it takes center stage as a tool to drive increased economic activity and offers a unique experience to attract guests and neighbors. This project provides us with an opportunity to dovetail new multi-modal improvements in with the recent and planned repaving investments INDOT is making along our important Main Street corridor. It will include new curb and a concrete shared-use path along the northern side of Main Street, and new curb and sidewalk along the south side of Main Street. When finished, these improvements will result in a complete multi- modal corridor between the new Tree County Players Playhouse location on the west side of downtown and the proposed Odd Fellows -Rebekah Park improvements on the east side of downtown.

The corridor promises to illuminate neighbors and guests alike with a potential mix of cultural experiences at every block along its 1.6-mile length. In the warmer months, one may encounter a Plein Air Paint Out or the Tenderloin Throwdown, where street performers are engaged and artists even adopt the porches of residences as their studio for the day. During the cooler times, they can take in an art show at the Gallery or the Bonsai exhibit and a playwright’s contest at the Playhouse. All as they travel to the eastern interest anchor ad Odd Fellows-Rebekah Park, and its eventual Stellar improvements.

PROPOSED CULTURAL CORRIDOR: Main Street

It is important to understand that the evolution of this cultural corridor is about so much more than a “trail”. This historic route gives constant reason to explore, enjoy and interact with our community. It’s 1.6-mile length will offer a ribbon of connectivity among many of our most important community cultural assets including; ■

Tree County Players Playhouse

Historic Main Street businesses

The proposed ‘Family Fun Farm’ Indoor Activity Center

Our courthouse square and the fabled ‘Tower Tree’

The proposed ‘Focal Point’ Community Gathering Place

Greensburg Adult Center

Greensburg Public Library

Odd Fellows-Rebekah Park

As its name suggests, the corridor will ‘reveal’ some of Greensburg’s most important cultural amenities along its path which contains no less than five historical markers, unique architecture defined by a downtown walking tour, fun photo spots with new murals to remember a visit to the tower tree, and family fun zones along the way to encourage additional exploration and activity. The corridor features strong interest anchors at each end point as well as in the middle. The west end anchor is the new Tree County Playhouse which will be home to a variety of entertainment from community theater to professional performers. This evolving “West Side Story” has announced an inaugural performance production for the Summer of 2018 and promises to offer a new hub of entertainment and additional investment activity along this part of Main Street for a long time into the future.

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‘Family Fun Farm’ Indoor Activity Center & Historic Facade Renovation This exciting new project will feature an agriculturally themed indoor family fun spot created within one of our historic downtown buildings. The location of this project is on the north side of Main Street just one block west of Broadway Street. This is an area that could use an injection of activity to help expand our downtown revitalization efforts beyond the immediate courthouse square. Activities associated with this project include:

Renovation of an existing historic structure into an indoor family play space, including full interior renovations and a complete historic facade renovation.

PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS: Indoor Activity Center

Multi-story play equipment designed to capture the imagination of kids and adults alike. There will be plenty of climbing, jumping, and imaginative play happening in this colorful and exciting indoor environment. The Decatur County Agricultural Hall of Fame with additional educational attractions to teach people about the importance of agriculture in our community.

‘The Focal Point’ Community Gathering Place This unique design will allow for the addition of a signature downtown park and event space using our beautiful existing war memorial as an attractive focus for the space. Our vision is to transform what is currently a narrow and conflict riddled parking area into a ‘Focal Point’ for our community festivals and public events. This will be a place for our community to continue to come together, as it has for years, to celebrate commerce, friendship, and comradery; all in the shadow of our community’s most unique attraction, our Decatur County Courthouse with the fabled Tower Tree. These aspects of our community are uniquely Greensburg and they attract thousands of guests to our community on an annual basis. As celebrated as our courthouse and tree are by our community the current environment on the south lawn of the courthouse and the north side of Main Street make it challenging to hold community celebrations in this location. All of that will change with the completion of this proposed Stellar Communities project. This transformed space will have universal appeal for our neighbors and our guests with the following project activities:

New plaza space wide enough to accommodate two rows of festival tents with a generous pedestrian travel space.

Reconfiguring the current parking area to improve parking ability and travel flow.

Improved pedestrian safety by realigning the pedestrian corridor to match the proposed Reveal Greensburg Main Street Cultural Corridor shared use path and elimination of multiple points of potential vehicle/ pedestrian conflict.

Incorporation of the existing courthouse lawn donor bricks into the plaza paving concept.

New ornamental banner poles lining the corridor with arcade style lights strung between the poles.

New site furnishings and plantings which will match those currently installed on Broadway Street.

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‘Picture Perfect’ Courthouse Square Streetscape Improvements Our Courthouse square improvements will pick up where our 2011 Broadway Street improvements left off. This project will complete desperately needed curb, sidewalk, and site furnishing improvements along in the following locations surrounding our Decatur County Courthouse:

South side of Main Street between Broadway and Franklin This will dovetail in with the proposed ‘Focal Point’ Community Gathering Place located on the north side of Main Street directly opposite this location. West and East sides of Franklin These improvements will occur between Main Street on the south and Washington Street on the north. North and South sides of Washington These improvements will occur between Broadway Street to the west and Franklin Street on the east. True to our responsible and reasonable approach, all improvements will be completed in a manner which will blend seamlessly with the recent ADA and repaving improvements that INDOT completed along Main Street. New curb extensions, matching those on Broadway Street, will be installed on Franklin and Washington to help decrease crossing distances and enhance pedestrian safety and comfort. Since existing sidewalks are in good shape along Washington Street and Franklin Street , improvements in those areas will consist of new curbs, spot sidewalk improvements, new street furnishings, new decorative light fixtures and new street trees. Years of repaving along Main Street have reduced existing curbs to a height which makes them nearly invisible and the existing sidewalks are in a very deteriorated condition along the southern part of Main Street. We will conduct a full reconstruction of the sidewalk and install new curbs, decorative light fixtures, new street furnishings, and new street trees.

Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park Recreation Enhancements It has long been recognized that parks are a big need for our community. This project will help us transform our current Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park into a new hub of community activity. This unique site, which is where the former historic Odd Fellows Home was located, offers beautiful rolling terrain and a serene mix of mature trees, open lawns, and natural areas. The park is currently home to the first segment of off-street shared-use path in our city, the Inaugural Connection Trail. This trail currently connects the park to our Greensburg Community School campus to the north and continues to connect important neighborhoods and business centers as it travels north to Freeland Road. After proposed Stellar Communities investments are constructed an additional 2 miles of shared-use path will connect Rebekah Park to many of our core traditional neighborhoods, Main Street, the courthouse square, and the Tree County Players Playhouse. Proposed improvements will transform this currently underutilized community feature into a new center of year-round activity. Project improvements are intended to truly enhance the active lifestyle offerings at the park and help support local tourism efforts. They include:

New Youth Soccer Facility This part of the project is a community partnership effort between the City of Greensburg, Greensburg Community Schools, and Greensburg Youth Soccer to relocate and expand our popular youth soccer program. The new location will become a part of Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park and is directly across the street from Greensburg Community High School. It will be connected to core neighborhoods, the Greensburg Jr. High School, and the Greensburg Community Learning Center by a complimentary Safe Routes to School program. New Community Outdoor Performance Stage This scaled amphitheater project will allow for a wider variety of community and family events to take place in the park and will provide us with the ability to expand our current community event offerings.

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Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park will become the permanent home to our new Dog Park, which was also the focus of our successful CreatINg Stellar Communities crowd granting campaign.

The project will also include a new pickle ball court, new internal walkways, new parking facilities, and additional improvements necessary to make this an outdoor showcase for our community.

New Spray Park This has been a long-term community need. The new spray park will provide a fun and exciting destination for both neighbors and guests. It will be located near the outdoor performance stage so families can have a multi-interest experience in the park during summer months. This will also include a partnership with Decatur County Remembers to assist with the renovation of the existing Odd Fellows fountain located in the park which will transform this historic element into a meaningful and reflective memorial to children who have left us too soon.

PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS: Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park

‘Call Greensburg Home’ Homeowner Assistance Program This innovative program is targeted at fulfilling one of our greatest current housing needs – homeownership. We call this project innovative because it gives us an opportunity to partner with the state on a program that nobody else in rural Indiana communities is currently attempting and, to the best of our knowledge, no other Stellar Community has proposed. The Call Greensburg Home program will focus on the development of up to seven two or three-bedroom homes for qualified home-buyers. It will include rehabilitation of currently blighted property or infill construction, all within our existing core neighborhoods. This project will provide the following additional benefits to potential homeowners and existing neighborhoods:

Stabilization of important core neighborhoods

Financial and home ownership training to help create more educated and invested local home-buyers

Property stability and improved quality of life for participating individuals and families

Providing responsible affordable housing opportunities to assist in employee recruitment and business support efforts

A financial assistance package from our local banks, will be an additional tool to help low income residents into home ownership.

‘Help Our Neighbors’ Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation To help some of our neighbors most in need of assistance we are proposing to develop an owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program. This program will be open to all qualifying homeowners within our community and will allow us to extend the reach of our Stellar Communities investments beyond our Targeted Project Area. A scoring system will be developed which provides scoring bonuses for applicants within certain targeted neighborhoods. We look forward to working with our state agency partners in defining feasible and meaningful ways to develop a scoring system which will have the broadest reaching impact possible in the areas of our community which have the highest need.

‘Treemendous’ Community Branding and Visibility Campaign Through this program we will spread unique branding throughout the region and beyond. Our proposed ‘Treemendous’ Community Branding and Visibility Campaign, is aimed at getting the attention of the more than 1.7 million people located within an hour drive. This corridor branding will help put the state’s newest Stellar community on the map and demonstrate how significant investment can be transformational for our community. This branding strategy will be used to actively target college graduates to consider Greensburg and the surrounding area after they complete their education.

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Continuing Our Progress Our Vision Plan was made possible through the dedication and hard work of a group of individuals known collectively as Partners for Community Progress. After the completion of our Vision Plan this group continued to meet on a weekly basis for more than a year to help make the ideas and projects in the plan a reality. This eventually led them into the development of our Stellar Communities LOI and, now, our Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan. It is this same group of individuals, backed by the support of many of our most important community organizations, which will continue to help us realize our vision. They will become our core Stellar Advisory Group and will guide the implementation of our Stellar vision for the duration of our designation. This group has the passion, imagination, and local connections which have been instrumental to our great success so far. With a strong partnership from you and our community they will have the ability to make Greensburg Stellar!

Our Stellar Advisory Group Below are the names and organizations for our core group of individuals who will be responsible for helping us realize our Stellar potential. Additional information on these folks can be found in the Resumes section of the SIP:

■ Dan Manus, Mayor - City of Greensburg ■ Wendy Blake - Main Street Greensburg ■ Melissa Bruns - Greensburg Chamber of Commerce ■ Marc Coplon - Decatur County ECDC ■ David Fry - Effective Advancement Strategies ■ Jeff Emsweller - Greensburg Chamber of Commerce ■ Gary Herbert - Decatur County Visitor and Recreation Commission ■ Natasha Kellerman - Decatur County ECDC ■ Bryan Robbins - Decatur County Memorial Hospital Foundation ■ Tami Wenning - Decatur County Community Foundation ■ ARa - Grant Administration ■ HWC Engineering - Program Management

Below are the names of individuals, businesses, and organizations lending written and/or financial support to Greensburg for Stellar Projects. Copies of support letters can be found in the Appendix. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Luke Messer - 6th District Congressman Jean Leising - State Senator District 42 Chip Perfect - State Senator District 43 Randy Frye - State Representative House District 67 Cindy Ziemke - State Representative House District 55 Decatur County Commissioners Decatur County Community Foundation Decatur County Tourism Greensburg Community Schools Greensburg Parks and Recreation Greensburg Decatur County Economic Development Corporation Greensburg Redevelopment Commission South Central Indiana Economic Development Crafts & Occasions Store Effective Advancement Strategies Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation The Liberty Rose Event Center Maddux Moving, Storage and Auction RBSK Partners PC Vectren John W. Corya - Greensburg Resident Vectren Delta Faucet Decatur County Memorial Hospital Little Frogs & Fairies Lincoln Realty Alma Taylor Foundation Decatur County United Fund MESCO Manufacturing Main Street Greensburg Main Source Bank Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC Exodus Realty Decatur County Parks and Recreation Dept. The Liberty Rose Event Center First Federal Savings and Loan

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$165,000

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'Family Fun Farm' Indoor Activity Center & Facade Renovation

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PROJECT BUDGET: $1,201,400

PROJECT SUMMARY:

AFTER:

The Family Fun Farm project will inject new life and activity into our downtown. This will help encourage the expansion of new investment activity beyond our courthouse square. When complete, the project will be a regional draw for visitors and residents to seek physical fun challenges while exploring our unique agricultural-themed heritage.

Before:

Elevation - HISTORIC FACADE RENOVATION

Proposed improvements include:

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☐ Complete renovation and re-purposing of approximately 9,000 SFT historic structure

M in Stree Ma trree eett Silo Slide: Climbing Structure/Slide

HAY LOFT: Themed Play Space

☐ Multi-story indoor active play space geared for imaginative and creative play by school aged children ▷ Agriculturally themed play environment

RESTROOMS: Barn Theme Facade

MURAL WALL: PLAY STRUCTURE:

4. Front of Building (Main Street)

☐ Front of house street level welcome space ☐ Interactive presentation and display of Decatur County Agricultural Hall of Fame information

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☐ Complete facade restoration – bringing another Main Street historic structure back to its former glory and prominence

3. 1.

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Themed Play Space (Source: Google)

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Silo Slide (Source: Google)

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Barn Climbing Play Structure (Source: Google)

☐ Programming and operations will be developed in cooperation with the Decatur County Family YMCA and Serve Indiana

5.

LOBBY: Area for check-in/lockers/ administrative facilities/snack shack/etc.

Typical Section - KIDS INDOOR PLAY SPACE

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PIG PEN: Area for small toddlers/crawlers

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Themed Play Space (Source: Google)

5.

☐ The agricultural heritage museum and project funding is being completed in cooperation with local agricultural organizations and the Decatur County Community Foundation


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'The Focal Point' Community Gathering Place

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Existing Edge of Pavement

This location is also already home to many of our most popular community events, including the Farmer's Market. The new space will be designed in a manner which will allow for better coordination of these events and will make event growth possible.

1.

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Farmers Market Tent Space/Plaza (Source: Google)

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Overhead String Lights (Source: Google)

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Downtown Plaza (Source: HWC Engineering)

☐ Salvage and reuse of the donor paving bricks around the planters

☐ Installation of an enhanced curb extension in front of the existing war memorial in the center of the lawn

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☐ Removal of the existing brick planters on the SW and SE corners of the court house lawn

☐ Shifting the current northern boundary of the parking lot north by a few feet to gain additional space

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1. 'The Focal Point' (Proposed Downtown Plaza) 2. Removal of Existing Brick Planters 3. Salvage and Reuse of Donor Pavers 4. Farmers Market Tent Space 5. Overhead String Lights 6. Street Access to Plaza for Vendors 7. Rotate Existing Parking so it can be accessed from Main Street 8. Enhanced Mid-block Crossing Access

PROJECT SUMMARY The focal point will provide an attractive and inviting community event and gathering space right in the heart of our downtown core. Improvements will help increase the functionality and appearance of this location, which is important because it is one of the first impressions visitors to our community see as they seek out our courthouse tree.

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☐ Redesign of the pedestrian space surrounding the current Gazebo located on the east side of the court house (use donor bricks here)


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Our Broadway streetscape project provided a huge boost to the downtown business growth and investment we have seen lately. The Stellar 'Picture Perfect' project will help us expand that investment to the other three sides of our Decatur County Courthouse square by making much needed updates along the south side of Main Street, along S. Franklin Street, and along Broadway Street Proposed improvements include: ☐ Complete replacement of curbs and sidewalks along Main Street

Franklin Street

☐ Reconstruction of court house parking along the north side of Main Street (to better accommodate events and traffic flow) ☐ Retrofit of new enhancements between existing sidewalks and curbs along Franklin and Washington ☐ Decorative brick accents at key locations (carriage strip, break points, and curb extensions) ☐ Curb extensions at following intersections: ▷ North side of Main and Franklin. ▷ Franklin and Washington. ▷ North side of Washington and Broadway (to complete previous improvements)

LEGEND: 1.

Existing Parking Configuration

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Light Poles w/ Banners and Flower Pots to match Broadway Street

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Pedestrian Curb Extensions

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Site Furnishings to match Broadway Street

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New Street Trees

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Sidewalk Improvements (were needed)

☐ New street trees ☐ Decorative drainage grates

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☐ New site furnishings ☐ New street lights to match previous style ☐ Salvage/reuse of the following (where possible) ▷ Tree grates rs only on north ▷ Sidewalks (spot repairs are) and east sides of square) ▷ Trash Receptacles ▷ Existing Clay Pavers


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PROJECT INTENT: Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park will experience renewed activity and appeal with the completion of this proposed Stellar investment. This partnership between the City of Greensburg, Decatur Community Schools, Decatur County Parks, and Greensburg Youth Soccer will help create the recreational and active lifestyle improvements which our residents have long deserved.

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5.

7.

6.

Proposed improvements include: 1. Cooperative effort with Decatur County Remembers to restore the former Odd Fellows fountain.

AFTER:

4.

Stellar Project #5

Proposed Improvements - GREEN SPACE/SOCCER FIELDS

2. A new splash pad feature where children can play in close proximity to other activity areas. 3. New amphitheater and event lawn which will double as a picnic and sports lawn between events.

8. Before:

4. New dog park located just south of the existing playground and built using the equipment purchased with the city’s CreatINg Stellar Places crowd-funding campaign. 5. New pickle ball courts. 6. Updated/enhanced park furnishings.

AFTER:

Rebekah Park

Odd Fellows Fountain

Proposed Improvements - ODD FELLOWS - REBEKAH PARK

7. Relocation of Greensburg Youth Soccer onto new fields located across from the school.

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8. New trail connections to the following locations: ▷ ▷ ▷ ▷ ▷

Interactive Fountain (Hobson Corner Park Splash Pad, Source: Google)

Dog Park Preview Day (Source: MainStreet Greensburg)

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Pickle ball Court (Source: Google)

New Trails (Source: HWC Engineering)

Existing nature center. Existing playground. Between the playground and new dog park. Between the pickle ball courts and other park features. From the existing trail to the new Youth Soccer Complex.


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'Call Greensburg Home' Homeowner Assistance Program

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PROJECT BUDGET: $750,000

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3.

4.

City to obtain homes or lots via tax sale or SIHCDC purchases.

Potential homeowners will be identified by local group, bank, relators, etc.

Homeownership counseling will be facilitated by SIHCDC, but conducted by HUD certified/approved housing counselor, or online.

SIHCDC makes recommendation to bank.

Encouraging home ownership and stabilizing our existing neighborhoods is a high priority for us. This innovative program proposes to utilize available funding and strong partnerships with local banks to facilitate the purchase of homes for individuals and families. PROGRAM: ☐ Partnership between Greensburg, ARa, SIHCDC, and local banks.

TARGET AREA: ☐ All neighborhoods and areas within corporate limits of Greensburg.

GOALS:

8.

7.

6.

5.

Recaptured funds from sale of home go toward paying off construction loan.

Home is sold to qualified home buyer.

Home is built by developers (SIHCDC)

Home buyer is prequalified by bank.

☐ Develop 7 homes for home buyers (2 and 3 bedroom houses). ☐ Rehab blighted property or new infill construction. ☐ Facilitate homeownership (possible first time homeowners).

DESIRED OUTCOMES: ☐ Stabilizing and Improving Core Greensburg neighborhoods. ☐ Provide financial and home ownership training. ☐ Improving property stability and neighborhood quality of life. ☐ Bridging the fiscal cliff for transition of renter to homeowner. ☐ Provide affordable housing opportunities to assist in employee recruitment.

Home buyer: ☐ City, Community, organizations, bank, Realtors help identify potential home buyers. ☐ Must complete homeownership counseling. ☐ Must be at or below 80% of median income. ☐ Must provide $1,000 towards down payment on house.

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City/County: ☐ Identify properties. ☐ Acquires property via tax sale. ☐ Turns property over to nonprofit (SIHCDC). ☐ SIHCDC buys property from city/county.

PROPOSED USE OF FUNDS: ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Homeownership counseling/classes. Administration and program delivery. Property Acquisition. Soft costs (appraisals, closing costs, permits, etc.). ☐ Development/construction cost. ☐ Home buyer subsidy.


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PROJECT BUDGET: $250,000

PROJECT INTENT:

Proposed Project Area A majority of our Stellar investments are focused on improving our Main Street corridor and the courthouse square. While this targeted investment area will allow us to have signiďŹ cant impact on a focused area of our community we recognize that there are many other areas where assistance is needed. That is why we are proposing to open our owner occupied housing project to all eligible Greensburg residents. The map below shows our proposed target area for this project.

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Existing Neighborhoods (Source: Greensburg)

To help some of our neighbors most in need of assistance we are proposing to develop an owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program. This program will be available to all qualifying Greensburg residents within our community, and will allow us to extend the reach of our Stellar Communities investments beyond our Targeted Project Area. A scoring system will be developed which provides scoring bonuses for applicants within certain targeted neighborhoods.


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Stellar Project #8

'Treemendous' Community Branding & Visibility Campaign

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PROJECT BUDGET: $120,000

PROJECT INTENT: We are a regional draw for surrounding rural communities, our fabled 'Courthouse Tree' draws thousands of visitors annually to our community, and we have a lot to see and do in our community. Think about how much more we can accomplish with more visibility...That potential is exactly why we have included the development of a community branding and public awareness campaign as part of our Stellar investments. These projects will help us build additional local support and will also 'put us on the map' as an important Indiana destination. Our Campaign will consist of the following efforts: 1. TREEmendous Branding

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Estimated Project Total

Current Funding Gap

$0

$2,000,000

$0

$2,505,000

$0

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$0

$245,000

$1,201,400

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$0

$0

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$1,410,300

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$1,250,000

$0

$0

$2,000,000

$0

$750,000

$0

$360,000

$1,385,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$750,000

$0

$0

$0

$0

$250,000

$0

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$0

$0

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$120,000

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$350,000

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$0

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Private Funding Source

Project Uses

Pleged Amount

Decatur County Commissioners

Courthouse Lawn and Stretscape

$300,000

Decatur County Community Foundation

Kids Indoor Play Space

$130,000

Decatur County Memorial Hospital

Unspecified

$20,000

First Federal Savings and Loan

Unspecified

$50,000

Greensburg Decatur County ECDC

Unspecified

$5,000

Greensburg - Decatur County Tourism

Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park

$200,000

Greensburg Main Street

Unspecified

$40,000

Greensburg Redevelopment Commission

Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park

$150,000

Main Source Bank

Unspecified

$100,000

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Estimated Construction Costs Mobilization and Demobilization Clearing Right of Way Construction Engineering Pavement Removal Asphalt Patching Remove Concrete Curb Concrete Curb Remove Concrete Sidewalks Concrete Sidewalk Type II Subgrade Treatment Concrete Driveway Decorative Crosswalks, Thermoplastic Decorative Signage Ornamental Light Poles Street Trees Tree Grates Sodding Construction Signs Field Office B Maintaining Traffic

Qty 1 1 1 293 90 10,000 11,003 8,145 10,000 10,000 250 4,340 1 5 5 5 12,620 1 12 1

Unit LS LS LS SYS TON LFT LFT SYS SYS SYS SYS SFT LS EA EA EA SYS LS MOS LS

Unit Price $90,000 $20,000 $50,000 $15 $100 $13 $20 $18 $40 $20 $125 $30 $40,000 $10,000 $900 $2,000 $3 $30,000 $2,000 $75,000

Amount $90,000 $20,000 $50,000 $4,388 $9,000 $125,000 $220,050 $146,610 $400,000 $200,000 $31,250 $130,200 $40,000 $50,000 $4,500 $10,000 $37,860 $30,000 $24,000 $75,000

Construction Costs Subtotal: $1,698,000 Contingency (15%) $255,000 Estimated Soft Costs

Amount

Preliminary Engineering Right-of-Way Prof. Services Right-of-Way Acquisition Utilities Railroad Construction Inspection

$249,000 $0 $0 $78,400 $0 $225,000 Soft Costs Subtotal: $552,400

Estimated Total Project Cost: $2,505,000

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Estimated Construction Costs Property Purchase Renovation Interior Play Structures

Estimated Soft Costs Architecture & Engineering Right-of-Way Prof. Services Right-of-Way Acquisition Utilities Railroad Construction Management

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Amount $100,000 $600,600 $200,000

Construction Costs Subtotal: $900,600 Contingency (15%) $135,090 Amount $124,283 $0 $0 $0 $0 $41,427 Soft Costs Subtotal: $165,710

Estimated Total Project Cost: $1,201,400

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Estimated Construction Costs Construction Engineering Mobilization and Demobilization Common Excavation Borrow Pavement Removal Remove existing planters, salvage bricks Asphalt (10") Compacted Aggregate Base, No. 53 Type IIB Subgrade Treatment Remove Concrete Curb and Gutter Concrete Curb and Gutter Curb Ramps Remove Concrete Sidewalks Pavers for Sidewalks PCC Base, 4", for Pavers Type II Subgrade Treatment Concrete Sidewalk Utility work, castings, etc. Relocate traffic signal poles Benches, Bicycle Racks, and Trash Receptacles Sod Street Trees Planting soil Plants Hardwood mulch Decorative Crosswalks, Thermoplastic District Monuments and Markers Vertical Light Pillars String Lights Electrical service and equipment Construction Signs Maintaining Traffic

Estimated Soft Costs Preliminary Engineering Right-of-Way Prof. Services Right-of-Way Acquisition Utilities Railroad Construction Inspection

Qty 1 1 500 70 1,467 2 245 140 445 700 500 55 250 8,200 900 1,300 350 1 1 1 1,105 8 25 75 25 2,250 1 12 350 1 1 1

Unit LS LS CYS CYS SYS EA TON TON SYS LFT LFT SYS SYS SFT SYS SYS SYS LS LS LS SYS EA CYS EA CYS SFT LS EA LFT LS LS LS

Unit Price $30,000 $50,000 $50 $50 $25 $5,000 $100 $40 $15 $25 $50 $225 $40 $20 $130 $15 $150 $15,000 $125,000 $10,000 $6 $900 $100 $50 $80 $30 $25,000 $2,000 $10 $40,000 $10,000 $15,000

Amount $30,000 $50,000 $25,000 $3,500 $36,675 $10,000 $24,500 $5,600 $6,675 $17,500 $25,000 $12,375 $10,000 $164,000 $117,000 $19,500 $52,500 $15,000 $125,000 $10,000 $6,630 $7,200 $2,500 $3,750 $2,000 $67,500 $25,000 $24,000 $3,500 $40,000 $10,000 $15,000

Construction Costs Subtotal: $967,000 Contingency (15%) $145,050 Amount $176,285 $0 $0 $0 $0 $122,000 Soft Costs Subtotal: $298,285

Estimated Total Project Cost: $1,410,300

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Construction Costs Subtotal: $1,257,910 Contingency (20%) $251,582 Estimated Soft Costs

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$226,424 $0 $0 $113,135 $0 $150,949 Soft Costs Subtotal: $490,508

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Children's Memorial Fountain Plaza Restoration

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Bark Park

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Parking Lot

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$47,000 Construction Costs Subtotal: $916,500 Contingency (15%) $137,500

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$74,000

Environmental Review

$3,000

Labor Standards

$5,000

Engineering/Landscape Architecture Design

$129,000

Construction Inspection

$120,000 Soft Costs Subtotal: $331,000

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STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM GREENSBURG MAYOR DANIEL R. MANUS Mr. Manus was elected in November 2015 to serve as Mayor to the City of Greensburg. He officially began his first term as Mayor on January 1, 2016. Mr. Manus has 24 years of experience in public service, previously serving as a police officer, a fire fighter and for five years as the City of Greensburg’s fire chief. Mr. Manus has experience in the public school system. He served as Assistant Athletic Director and in various other roles for the Greensburg Junior High School for 12 years. Mr. Manus has experience in manufacturing, including 3 ½ years he served as a group leader at Delta Faucet. Mr. Manus also has experience as a former life and health insurance agent, licensed by the State of Indiana. Mr. Manus has been active in various community activities, including 17 years as a coach, board member and board president of the Decatur County Girls Softball Association. Mr. Manus and his wife have raised their 4 children in Greensburg and are now committed to serving the community through public service and various volunteer efforts. In addition, they also enjoy traveling, antiquing and spending time with family.


STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM MAIN STREET GREENSBURG WENDY BLAKE Wendy Blake a Greensburg native who graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Residential Property Management. After graduation she became a licensed real estate broker and worked for a couple of large management firms while living on the north east side of Indianapolis. It was while she worked in management for homeowners associations that she developed a passion for community development and improving the lives of others. Feeling like a number disconnected from others in a big city she and her family decided they wanted to return to Greensburg.

Education Bachelor of Science, Residential Property Management Ball State University Muncie, Indiana

In 2015 she became the Executive Director for Main Street Greensburg and they relocated their family to Greensburg. Main Street Greensburg is a non-profit organization that creates a better community by focusing on the downtown district through promotion, design, economic development, and historic preservation. Through Main Street she has been involved in a several popular public art initiatives developed by the organization of several events to bring people to the community, businesses recruitment/retention, and promotion of the community through the downtown district. In addition to her role as the Director of Main Street Greensburg Wendy is an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and serves on their Stewardship Committee, is a coach for Girls on the Run, and volunteers where she can for various community organizations. She has been married for 10 years and has two children.


STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM GREENSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MELISSA BRUNS Born and raised in Greensburg, Melissa Bruns is a 1992 Graduate of Greensburg Community High School and lives on the outskirts of the city with her husband of 21 years, Chris, and their three children. Melissa has served as Administrative Assistant of the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce for 14 years and has been instrumental in developing and maintaining successful events and membership, as well as carrying out the mission of the Chamber of Commerce. She is a lifelong member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg where she has served for several years on the St. Mary’s Church Festival Committee, volunteering her time planning and running the set up for meals served during the annual event. Melissa is also instrumental in the Oldenburg Academy Parent’s Club at Oldenburg, IN., and serves on the committee for the Oldenburg Academy annual Dinner and Auction, raising funds designated to assist the school with educational programs and tuition assistance.


STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM DECATUR COUNTY ECDC MARK COPLON Marc H. Coplon is an experienced economic development professional with over 30 years of success in his chosen field. Marc has supervised numerous economic development: 1) recruitments, 2) existing business expansions, and 3) workforce enhancement projects. During his career, Marc has worked with more than 130 business recruitments or expansions that have helped create about 8,360 new jobs with more than $1.7 billion dollars of capital investment. Throughout his career, Marc has achieved this success by working with diverse groups such as: 1) real estate and site location professionals; 2) business, elected, and civic leaders; and 3) partnering economic development groups. Marc has worked at the local, state, and regional economic development levels in Tennessee, Georgia, and Indiana.

Education Master of Public Administration University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Marc lives in Greensburg, Indiana with his wife, Debby Goodner Coplon. Marc and Debby have 2 children. Dustin Coplon is 34 and Kristen Coplon in 29. Marc enjoys golf, lap swimming, and walking his dachshund, Lexie.


STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM EFFECTIVE ADVANCEMENT STRATEGIES DAVID J. FRY, CDT, CTP and MPS David J. Fry is Owner and President/CEO of Effective Advancement Strategies located in Greensburg, IN. He has worked for over thirty-five years as an executive, serving in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

EXPERIENCE Fry has a Master’s Degree in Philanthropic Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Communications. He is a Certified Treasury Professional and a Certified DISC Trainer. Fry is an adjunct faculty member for Indiana Wesleyan University’s School of Service and Leadership and he is a contributing writer for Inside Edge, a publication of Inside Indiana Business by Gerry Dick. He is also a consulting partner for the Indiana Youth Institute. Dozens of Board Retreats, Workshops and Strategic Planning processes have been facilitated by Fry and he is a successful grant writer. He offers motivational presentations and creates customized training for businesses and organizations plus serves as a coach for others on topics including communications, marketing, board governance, volunteerism and fundraising. In addition to his expertise as a consultant, David’s experience within the not-for-profit and public fund sector has included more than 25 years in leadership positions. He has founded three not-for-profit organizations and served on the Board’s and as Board President of countless others within Decatur County, regionally and Statewide. He currently serves on the board of Legal Aid in Columbus and as a volunteer for the Arts & Cultural Council, Hospital Foundation and the Tree County Players. In 1995, Fry was presented with the Greensburg Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award and he was named Volunteer of the Year in 1996 by the Indiana Association of United Ways and the Decatur County United Fund. His service also earned him recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Greensburg Rotary Club. In 2009, he was recognized with the “Spirit of Greensburg” Award as part of the Community’s Sesqui-Centennial Celebration. Fry worked in the financial industry for more than 25 years and served as Vice President of Public Funds where he worked with Cities & Towns across Southern Indiana as well as other public and not-for-profit entities. He spent nearly 10 years in the healthcare environment and led a Hospital Foundation for eight of those, where he ran a successful capital campaign raising over $1.4 million. David has a passion for the work of nonprofits and seeks to help them by “advancing organizations & people” who work with these valuable organizations


STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM GREENSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE JEFF EMSWELLER Jeffrey Emsweller is the executive director of the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, a position he has held since 2010. A 25-year journalist, where he served as photographer, sports editor, assistant editor, and then publisher of three newspapers in Southeastern Indiana, (Rushville Republican, Greensburg Daily News, Batesville Herald Tribune). Jeff is also a marketing professional, having served in that capacity for local radio station WTRE 1330 AM as well as leading a start up marketing department for Enneking Auto Body of Greensburg and Batesville. He is a former professional photographer, having owned and operated Emsweller Photography in Rushville from 1982 through 1991, specializing in family and children portraits, seniors, weddings and youth sports photography. Jeff has served in many capacities including nine-year commissioner for the Decatur County Area Plan Commission; President of the Greensburg Rotary Club in 2012-2013, leading the club to its first distinguished club involvement award from the Rotary International Southern District of Indiana; he is a 16 year volunteer driver for the Greensburg Daily News annual Cheer Fund; a 14-year volunteer coach for Greensburg Youth Baseball; Board member for Decatur County Healthy Families; Decatur County REMC Foundation Director; Past President of the Greensburg Daily News Cheer Fund; Past President of the Rushville Breakfast Optimist Club; Community Growth Group/City/County Comprehensive Plan member; Committee member for Decatur County Memorial Hospital Capital Campaign, to name a few. Born and raised in Rushville, IN., Jeff accepted the position of Editor of the Batesville Herald Tribune in 1991 and then was named Editor of the Greensburg Daily News in 1995. He raised his two sons, Brice and Nathan in Greensburg, both graduates of Greensburg Community High School. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys using social media to spread the word about great things happening in Greensburg, using the signature - #ThisisMyGreensburg. He is a member of the Greensburg United Methodist Church and Greensburg Rotary Club, where he presently serves as the Public Relations officer.


STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM DECATUR COUNTY VISITOR AND RECREATION COMMISSION GARY HERBERT As the past Mayor of the City of Greensburg for two terms, I was an Ex-Officio member of the Board of Commissioners for the Decatur County Visitors and Recreation Commission. I also served as a Board Member for the Visit Decatur County, Inc. After leaving office of the Mayor, I had the opportunity to be selected by the Board of Commissioners to become the Tourism Director starting August 1st, 2016. As the executive Director, my responsibilities include but are not limited to the daily operations of the Tourism Office. Some of these duties are as follows: • Manage, Supervise, and Implement programs established and needed to enhance Tourism in Decatur County and Greensburg • Create and Maintain an annual budget for the operation expenses of Tourism and to ensure that the Commissioners of the Budget and its expenditures comply with Indiana Law and rules of the Indiana State Board of Accounts as well as assure that the budget has the appropriate funds to cover any expenditure • As the Director, I represent Greensburg and Decatur County in the promotion of Tourism, through promotion, which includes advertisement and the administration of Tourism, grant process, and the payment process to the grant recipient • As the Director, I am responsible for the creation of the meeting agendas and to present issues and policies for consideration at the commission meetings.


STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM DECATUR COUNTY ECDC NATASHA KELLERMAN Natasha was born and raised in nearby Batesville, IN. After leaving for college and vowing to never return, the small town allure and charm of the area drew her back. She is in her 9th year with the EDC, where she works closely with area businesses, state officials, and others to foster relationships and organize events for positive community growth. She also serves as treasurer for the I-74 Business Corridor Economic Development Group, and provides contract communication services for the South Central Economic Development Group and Vectren Energy Economic Development.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Business Administration Transylvania University

In addition to her role at the EDC, Natasha has worked with the Tree County Players on costuming for their productions, and in the past with the Fall Festival Committee and the Sesquicentennial Committee. She has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America in various Pack and Troop positions, as well as on the Hoosier Hills District Committee, the Boy Scout Awards Chairperson of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Catholic Committee on Scouting, and as a Scoutmaster and instructor for National Youth Leadership Training through the Crossroads of America Council. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Rural Alliance for the Arts, as the Art, Etc... auction chairperson, and participated in several RAA productions as an actor and stage hand, as well as costumer.

Indiana Basic Economic Development Curse Ball Sate University

Natasha and her husband of nearly 20 years, John, have one son, Gus, who is 17. They live with their 4 cats, a turtle, and several thousand honeybees. In what little free time she has, Natasha enjoys cross-stitch, sewing, and cooking. She is an artist, a tabletop gamer, and a Trekkie. She is a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Education

Certificate: Economic Development Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute


STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM DECATUR COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION BRYAN ROBBINS Serves as the Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation of Decatur County (since 2013), overseeing roughly 1.7 million in funds. Previously served as the Director of Main Street Greensburg (2006-2013) and while in both positions Authored and administrated successful grants from both public and private sources, including Transportation Enhancement (INDOT), Safe Routes to Schools (INDOT), Historic Preservation Education Grant (Indiana Humanities Council), Community Focus Funds (OCRA) Farmers’ Market Promotion Grant (ISDA & USDA), Rural Business Enterprise Grant (USDA), and Efroymson Family Fund Grant (Central Indiana Community Foundation). Also helped to initiate the Greensburg’s Downtown Façade Improvement Grant, the Downtown Low-Interest Revolving Loan, the Greensburg/Decatur County Farmers’ Market, and the Greensburg Downtown Historic Preservation Ordinance.

Education Master of Arts Mesoamerican Archaeology State University of New York Albany, New York Bachelor of Arts, Honors Anthropology Kenyon College Gambier, Ohio

Currently sits on the boards of Main Street (President), Economic Development Corporation of Decatur County (Vice President), the Alma Taylor Foundation, the East Indiana Area Health Education Center, and the Decatur County Trails Committee.


STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM DECATUR COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION TAMI WENNING Tami serves as the Executive Director for the Decatur County Community Foundation. She has been with the Foundation for just over three years and is in love with the position. Finding and filling needs that people have is right up her alley. Her background history has prepared her for being able to easily identify with a broad spectrum of the community and she is as comfortable with the ag community as she is with industries and local government agencies. Wenning served as an elected official (Clerk, Auditor, Assessor) at the county level for 15 years before coming to the community foundation which gives her a unique perspective on what county government budgets can and cannot sustain. She quickly realized the foundation was more than “just” scholarships. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships in a community the size of Greensburg is admirable, but even more so, the degree of generosity displayed by those in the community who are willing and able to give to other types of funds that enable the Foundation to reach out to all corners of the city and county to help a fill a huge variety of requests for funding. Wenning enjoys being able to help agencies and individuals find what they’re looking for, whether it has anything to do with the foundation or not. “I like that we’re on the corner of Main and Broadway. Our big plate-glass window says ‘Decatur County Community Foundation’ in big letters and we get such an interesting variety of people who stop in because they’re looking for something and it is our goal to help them, no matter what it is they are looking for.” Wenning stated she feels like an extension of Tourism and the Chamber because she’s in such an accessible location and does not believe in the “it’s not MY job” mentality. “It’s all about community.” The Community Foundation just celebrated its 25th anniversary. The 2016 audit revealed that the foundation officially has over $20 million in assets. That is impressive in a county that only has 26,000 residents. The Foundation distributed over $600,000 in 2016 and will surpass that mark in 2017 grants by year end. From scholarships to volunteer fire departments, partnerships with school programs and the local YMCA, food and clothing for those who need it and arts and cultural projects to give beauty to our community, the foundation touches all areas of the community.


STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM GRANT ADMINISTRATION ERIC FREY, II Mr. Frey has more than twenty-four years’ experience in acquisition and administration of federal, state and private grant programs. Eric is a member of the American Planning Association. He has also worked for a civil engineering firm as a planner, the Indiana Department of Commerce’s Community Development Division and the Delaware County Commissioners.

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Degree in Public Finance Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

General administration of all elements of CDBG programs involving all eligible CDBG activities,

Certifications CDBG Certified Grant Administrator NDC Certified Housing Development Professional

Administration of industrial and economic development, housing rehabilitation and capital improvements projects, Commercial, industrial and microenterprise lending programs supported by various grant programs. Loan underwriting experience includes the review and evaluation of business plans and credit histories, and recommendations for lending decisions and loan conditions to lending review. Assisted in industrial development and job creation/retention through infrastructure grants Manages and oversees SIHCDC housing development projects and facilities.

NDC Certified Economic Development Professional


STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM PROJECT MANAGEMENT CORY DALY, RLA, LEED AP Mr. Daly is a Partner and Project Manager in HWC’s Planning and Landscape Architecture Group. Throughout his professional career as a landscape architect and planner, Mr. Daly has developed a unique blend of cross-disciplinary skills encompassing site analysis and design, community and regional planning, transportation planning, community involvement, and project management. He has been involved on many multi-disciplinary planning and design projects ranging in scale from small parks and recreation master plans to large, multi-million dollar infrastructure projects. He has successfully managed projects in all phases from preplanning and visioning through design, bidding, and construction.

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Master of Landscape Architecture Ball State University Muncie, Indiana

Delphi Stellar Communities Project Management - Delphi, Indiana Program Management Team Member

Bachelor of Science Economics & Philosophy University of Evansville Evansville, Indiana

Registrations Indiana

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Franklin King Street & I-65 Gateway Design – Franklin Indiana Project Manager for Phases 1 through 4 of these signature projects for the City of Franklin, Indiana. Construction improvements will total over $10,200,000. Rushville Trails Poster Plan – Rushville, Indiana Project Manager for the city of Rushville’s first comprehensive trails master plan document. Downtown Streetscape Phase 1 and Phase 2 - Delphi, Indiana Project Manager for the City of Delphi Stellar INDOT projects, which include Downtown Streetscape Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects. Washington Street Gateway Trail Phase 1 and Phase 2 - Delphi, Indiana Project Manager for the City of Delphi Stellar INDOT projects, including the Washington Street Gateway Trail Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects.

LEED Accredited Rushville Comprehensive Plan Update – Rushville, Indiana Project Manager for the city of Rushville’s Comprehensive Plan update which helped define the city’s redevelopment strategy and downtown revitalization goals. Winchester Gateway Design - Winchester, Indiana Project Designer for the hardscape gateway treatment elements for this INDOT TE funded project. This was constructed at the interchange of SR-32 and US-27 in the City of Winchester. Fall Creek Trail Extension Skiles Test to Fort Harrison State Park - Indianapolis, Indiana Project Manager for this $1.3 million Indianapolis DPW trail extension project to extend Fall Creek Trail to connect the existing Skiles Test Park to Fort Benjamin Harrison Park. The project includes approximately 4,600 linear feet of multi-use trail, bridge improvements to expand the pedestrian walk across the Shafter Road Bridge, rest nodes overlooking a ripple in Fall Creek, coordination with IDNR for construction in a floodway, and right of way and easement coordination with INDOT and the Boy Scouts of America Crossroads of America Council.


STELLAR TASK FORCE TEAM ENGINEERING JAMES S. RICE, P.E. Mr. Rice has worked continuously in municipal government as a practicing civil engineer for over 35 years. As a designer he specialized in buildings, bridges, and roads. For the past two decades he has focused his efforts in the successful development and funding of major projects for towns, cities, and counties throughout Indiana. He also served on the Governing Board of the Indiana Rural Development Council for over 10 years, representing rural Indiana needs at the state and national levels.

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Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana

Stellar Communities Improvements – Princeton, Indiana In addition to serving as Program Manager, he participated in a creative and advisory capacity with the design engineers and architects during the development of construction plans for projects including streetscapes, plazas, trails, facades, housing, and theatre restoration improvements. He also worked to engage private developers for improvements associated with the Stellar Communities projects.

Bachelor of Science Political Science Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana

Terre Haute Urbanized Area Railroad Corridor Study – Terre Haute, Indiana Jim’s roles as part of the consultant team included public involvement (Community Advisory Committee meetings and Public Involvement meetings), grade separation analysis and cost estimating, and general alternatives analysis.

Registrations Indiana

Heritage Trail Improvements – Princeton, Indiana In 2010, Jim assisted the City in successfully securing $1.0 million of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Transportation Enhancement funds, for the purpose of constructing Phase 1 of a multiple-phase, multi-use trail project. Comprehensive Plan Update – Princeton, Indiana In 2009, Jim assisted the City in successfully funding and completing a Comprehensive Plan Update. The project was funded by the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs, and was the first comprehensive plan update for the City in over 20 years. Jim’s roles included facilitation of public meetings and preparation of the plan document. Downtown Revitalization Plan – Princeton, Indiana In 2010, Jim assisted the City in successfully funding and completing a Downtown Revitalization Plan. The project was funded by the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs, and was the result of the comprehensive planning effort previously completed. Jim’s roles included facilitation of public meetings and preparation of the plan document.


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Mayor Dan Manus 314 W. Washington Street Greensburg, IN 47240 Dear Mayor Dan Manus, Main Street Greensburg is proud and excited to be part of our Community’s efforts to pursue a Stellar Designation. From the efforts of Partners for Community Progress where almost 30 people, from all sectors of our community, gathered together to work toward common goals and initiatives that the residents of the community said they wanted to see; to the ongoing efforts to use that input toward real life projects and a Stellar designation, we have been able to see how this process has resulted in a more unified community. As a non-profit with a mission to create a better community by focusing on the downtown district through promotion, design, economic development, and historic preservation these projects will have a substantial direct and indirect impact on our residents, visitors, and businesses. The chain of economic and community development is linked together like a bicycle chain that moves the wheels forward. Each link from those that preserve and increase property values, to those that increase the health & enrollment in our public schools, and those that attract people to the community have an important place in our chain. The plan created by our community will move Greensburg forward, and a Stellar Designation will take it from a one speed bike to a 10-speed. Main Street Greensburg is proud to support our Stellar projects by allocating our façade grant funds to the project for the next 4 years for $40,000. Sincerely,

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2017 Greensburg Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan Project Feasibility Matrix

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‘Help Our Neighbors’ Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation X

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2017 Greensburg Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan Project Budget Matrix

Stellar Project Name ‘Reveal Greensburg’ Main Street Cultural Corridor ‘Family Fun Farm’ Indoor Activity Center & Historic Façade Renovation ‘The Focal Point’ Community Gathering Place ‘Picture Perfect’ Courthouse Square Streetscape Improvements Odd Fellows-Rebekah Park Active Lifestyle Enhancements ‘Call Greensburg Home’ Homeowner Assistance Program ‘Help Our Neighbors’ Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation ‘Treemendous’ Community Branding and Visibility Campaign Program Management

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Private Investment

$2,505,000 $1,201,400 $1,410,300 $2,000,000 $1,385,000 $750,000 $250,000 $120,000 $350,000

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$505,000 $0 $300,000 $750,000 $275,000 $0 $250,000 $120,000 $350,000

Local Leverage

Other Sources (foundations, etc.) $2,000,000 $345,000 $90,000 $1,250,000 $1,110,000 $750,000 $0 $0 $0

Other Sources (foundations, etc.)

Gap $0 -$856,400 -$1,020,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

% of Local Leverage 100% 29% 28% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%


2017 Greensburg Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan Project Leverage Matrix

Leverage Resource City of Greensburg Decatur County Commissioners Decatur County Community Foundation Decatur County Memorial Hospital First Federal Savings and Loan Greensburg Decatur County ECDC Greensburg - Decatur County Tourism Greensburg Main Street Greensburg Redevelopment Commission Main Source Bank

Proposed (P) or Committed (C) C C C C C C C C C C

Amount $2,000,000 $300,000 $130,000 $20,000 $50,000 $5,000 $200,000 $40,000 $150,000 $100,000

Designated Project Unrestricted Picture Perfect Family Fun Farm Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park The Focal Point Odd Fellows - Rebekah Park Unrestricted


State of Indiana

Senate

State House 200 West Washington Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2785

(317) 232-9400

August 23, 2017

The Honorable Dan Manus City of Greensburg 314 West Washington Street Greensburg, Indiana 47240

Dear Mayor Manus, We are proud to support the City of Greensburg’s application for a designation as a Stellar Community in the State of Indiana. Receiving this designation from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs will have a positive impact that will allow Greensburg and Decatur County to become a vibrant, successful community in East Central Indiana. This designation will allow Greensburg to access invaluable resources from state agencies to aid in the goal of Greensburg becoming an economic success in East Central Indiana. The projects that are proposed will help Greensburg and Decatur County grow and prosper immensely, and this growth and prosperity will be felt for generations to come. We strongly support the City of Greensburg’s application for the Stellar Communities designation. Sincerely,

Jean Leising State Senator District 42

Chip Perfect State Senator District 43


127 S. Monfort St. Greensburg, IN 47240 Phone: 812-663-2946 Fax: 812-663-2969 www.madduxauction.com Email: info@madduxauction.com

To whom it may concern, Maddux Moving, Storage and Auction has been in business in Greensburg, Indiana for over seventy years. We love our small town community and fully endorse Greensburg’s Stellar application for 2017. The amount of dialogue and input from the community about the Stellar process and potential projects is reaching a fever pitch of excitement. It’s very encouraging to see the community come together and strive for ideas and projects that would take Greensburg to the next level in civic pride and responsibility. We hope to be in business for another seventy years to see the fruits these labors pay off in a big and lasting manner. Thank you for your time, Duane Maddux, president Valerie Cochran, vice-president Ryan Maddux, secretary/ treasurer

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