More Than 20 Buildings To Be Purchased, Rehabbed To Revitalize Downtown Martinsville

Mayor's Office

With an anticipated investment of more than $4 million in the purchase of two downtown buildings and an additional 18-plus to be purchased in the next few weeks, Artesian Group LLC led by Craig Fenneman and Doug Molin is leading the charge in Martinsville’s downtown revitalization. According to Fenneman, the purchase and rehabilitation of the structures in Martinsville’s downtown square …

An economic development goal: Helping businesses affected by I-69

Mayor's Office

You may have heard me talk about our administration’s five building blocks (Safety, Neighborhoods, Economic Development, Communications and Citizen Voice). These five areas are the foundations we work on every day, in one way or another. Our theme or tagline within our Economic Development building block is Martinsville: driving business expansion, job creation. The Morgan County Economic Development Corporation, under …

Spring cleaning and opportunities to communicate

Mayor's Office

With warmer weather here, thoughts turn to spring cleaning in and around the house. Those same thoughts are necessary for our community as a whole. The importance of removing trash, sweeping curbs and planting flowers at various locations around town to improve the look and appeal of our city is the reason our Beautify Martinsville initiative was created. Last year, …

I-69: headlines, opportunities and challenges

Mayor's Office

As you likely are keenly aware, the Indiana Department of Transportation’s I-69 project makes headlines in our local and surrounding area media outlets just about every week. With INDOT’s filing of its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the federal government at the end of last month, more specifics are now known about the plan to complete I-69 from Martinsville …

200 Day Plan For Martinsville – March 20, 2017 – October 5, 2017

Mayor's Office

The following initiatives are the highest priorities the Kohl administration will focus on in the next 200 days. The initiatives contained within this plan are a combination of input from residents, plans from the City leadership team and some carry over items from our 100-Day Plan. Organized by our five building blocks with the initiatives in no particular order, this …

Kohl Team Announces New 200-Day Plan

Mayor's Office

Plan outlines major initiatives within administration’s five building blocks Having previewed the initiatives in her March 14 State of the City address, Mayor Shannon Kohl released the administration’s new 200-Day Plan today that officially begins next Monday, March 20. Created by the Mayor and City department heads, the plan outlines major initiatives within the team’s five building blocks: safety, neighborhoods, …

Reviewing a year of progress

Mayor's Office

American industrialist Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a progress. Working together is success.” In January, our administration came together as a new team with each member fully committed to the cause of improving Martinsville. You all joined us as team members and we kept together and have achieved a great deal of progress …

The benefits of mutual partnerships

Mayor's Office

Today’s column marks the first in a weekly series providing you news your municipal government team is working on to make our community a stronger, more appealing city in which to live, work and play. Strong, mutually beneficial partnerships play a key role particularly in municipal government because it takes all major entities working together supporting each other’s efforts to …