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Councilman Heiner to hold public meeting for Shelbyville Road Beautification and Safety Project Taskforce

Friday June 27, 2003

Media Release
For Immediate Release

For Information Contact:
Jennifer F. Brislin

Patrick H. Neely

The Shelbyville Road Beautification and Safety Project Taskforce is holding a public meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Middletown City Hall located at 12556 Shelbyville Road.

The taskforce is working on ways to improve the safety and appearance of the road between Blankenbaker Parkway and the Gene Snyder. Problems include lack of landscaping, sidewalks and curbs in some areas as well as open drainage ditches.

The meeting will give area shoppers, residents and business owners a chance to give their input before a plan is created for the area, said Hal Heiner, District 19 councilman and sponsor of the project.

“We want to make sure the residents and business owners are involved in the process every step of the way,” Heiner said. “The goal of this project is to improve the quality of life for people who live, work and shop in the area. We’re going to take their comments and incorporate them into the plan.”

Heiner will give an overview of the taskforce, and the project consultant – Gresham, Smith and Partners – will give a brief introduction. The majority of the meeting will be dedicated to gathering public input.

In February, Heiner formed a taskforce to begin the Shelbyville Road Beautification and Safety Project. He has received financial commitments from the cities of Middletown, Anchorage and Douglass Hills, as well as the Lake Forest, Copperfield and Beckley Woods Homeowners Associations. In addition, Heiner has committed money from the district’s Neighborhood Development Fund.


Hal Heiner (R)  19