Mayor Steve Schwinghamer published the annual State of the City address on Youtube Tuesday.
He highlighted some of the city’s accomplishments over the past year. They included:
- Acquiring a $5 million grant to update the city’s water treatment facility.
- Acquiring the Maple Park property from the Southwest Dubois County School Corporation in a trade. They then made plans to move the Maple Park baseball fields to Huntingburg City Park which will occur at the 2022 season.
- Acquiring a location for a planned northside senior center. Tuesday night, the council approved the purchase of the building located in the back of the St. Joseph’s Hospital property to be converted to the new senior center.
- Acquired properties to create more parking near Fourth Street.
- More shops opening, the addition of Arby’s, Beehive Homes and Chestnut Gardens.
- The addition of a new electric vehicle charging station. Tuesday, the council set the rate for the charging station.
He also pointed to future projects like the second phase of work on Market Street Park that will add a firepit, bathrooms, and shelter house on the east side of the park; the Mayor’s Youth Council plans for a new community space; and the completion of the northside park in Hunter’s Crossing.
You can watch his address here.