4 comments for “Mayor Moore’s City Report

  1. Mike
    January 4, 2014 at 11:41 am

    1. Big Four station is a park that was planned under Galligan. Galligan also planned for two more parks in the downtown area. Under Galligan’s plans all three would have been paid for with private funds, not tax dollars.

    2. The property where Moore shows Brownstone apartments is owned by the parks department, not the city or redevelopment. Nothing can be built there unless the parks dept agrees to sell the property.

    3. The retention basin shown by Moore will not resolve the downtown flooding. Even the engineer has stated this at public meetings. Redevelopment has agreed to sell that property (4.8 acres) for around $475,000, the amount the city paid for the parcels. One acre lots on 10th near Allison lane have sold in the $600,000 range. State statute states before a city can sell land it shall obtain two appraisals and redevelopment has not complied with this requirement. Merkley says the appraisals obtained when the city purchased the property satisfy this requirement. These are over two years old and some are for a very small parcel. Should not a 4.8 acre commercial tract along a busy interstate sell for more?

    4. Tenth street was a Tom Galligan project.

    5. Allison Brook Park was another Galligan project. Parks Department has stated they did not see the need for a park in this area and will not maintain the park. This will be redevelopment’s project to maintain. Also the mayor states it is 7 acres in size but when purchased under Galligan it was close to 4 acres. Hmmm

    6. The planned marina is nothing but glorified boat docks that can be destroyed by the Ohio River floods. This is not a good use of TIF funds because it does not increase the tax base. I’m not even sure the marina area is in the TIF zone. Parks department has stated they will not maintain the marina leaving another “development” to be maintained by redevelopment. I’m not sure if TIF funds can be used to “maintain and repair” as I believe TIF funds can only be used to fund capitol projects.

    • hoosiertaxpayer
      January 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Waaahhh…Waaaahh Everything was a Galligan project ….problem was he never got anything done …had 12 years and even with his puppets on the Council none of the so called Galligan projects ever got done….

      Hell go ahead say the bridges project was a Galligan project…

      It’ll be nice to see somebody actually get something done instead of just putting his name behind a project…..

  2. KFetz
    January 4, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Move along please…Move along…Nothing to see here. Please ignore that man operating those smoke screens behind the curtain…

  3. Riverboat
    January 4, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    What they said ^^^^

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