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Everyone has heard the saying “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it ...” There may have been a time when Jeffersonville was broken, but it’s not anymore. 

Since 2012, we’ve witnessed big changes in Jeff. We’ve watched as our city has grown and become one of the best places in the state to work and raise a family. It’s an exciting time in our hometown and we are definitely a city on the move.
Last year alone we took some pretty big steps toward making Jeffersonville a better place for everyone:
Six thousand jobs in four years, announcements of $100 million in commercial and retail investment on the east end of Hwy 62, a new downtown marina, plans for another $35 million retail project on Veterans Parkway, plans for more than $50 million in development at the corner of 10th and Spring streets and Court Avenue and Mulberry Street ... That’s just a recap of some of the biggest developments in 2015.
How do you top that?
Everything we’ve done in the last four years has been accomplished by focusing on five specific goals:
(1) Improving quality of life
(2) Protecting neighborhoods
(3) Growing the local economy
(4) Keeping the city fiscally strong
(5) Planning for the future
That’s been our plan for success in Jeffersonville so far and it’s definitely working, so we’re not going to change a thing.
Already in 2016:
• We’ve put a plan into motion to create residential development right in the epicenter of the excitement downtown.
• Seen plans for the development of the city’s gateway start to take shape.
• Embarked on the first phase of setting up an art district in Jeffersonville.
• Welcomed several businesses as they continue to set up shop in our city, staking their claim on our future here.
• Seen progress on a couple of major developments that will spread the success and excitement of downtown to the north side of Court Avenue.
• Entered a new phase in our plans for the revitalization of 10th Street.
• Approved plans for a road improvement project on Holmans Lane.
All of that (and more) and it's only April! As we head into the busy season, things are moving full speed ahead. And the to-do list in Jeff just keeps growing. A lot more opportunities are on the horizon and Jeff’s best days are still ahead.
So many people have come together to help Jeffersonville achieve these successes. I’ve never been more proud of my hometown or the people who are dedicated to making it the best city in Indiana. I am extremely excited about the leadership potential on our city council. And I am thrilled to have the chance to work with a group that shares my objective of putting Jeffersonville first.
I think you’re going to start to see that with all of us working together, there isn’t anything we can’t do.

Mayor Mike Moore

 

Bright Idea: Upgrades lead to energy, cost savings for Jeffersonville

JEFFERSONVILLE – The City of Jeffersonville is on track to save more than $12,000 in energy costs at city hall thus year, according to Building Commissioner and Building Authority President Larry Wallace.

Wallace applauds the city’s Building Authority – which oversees maintenance at city hall – for its decision to participate in Duke Energy’s Smart Saver Incentive Program, which has resulted in the savings.

The Smart Saver program rewards businesses that replace existing equipment like lighting, HVAC systems and pumps with more high-efficiency products. Duke says its program helps businesses in multiple ways. First, the Smart Saver program allows businesses to improve their bottom line by reducing energy consumption and, second, the Smart Saver incentives help lower the cost of the initial upgrades.

In the City of Jeffersonville’s case, lights proved to be the key to long-term savings. Wallace said more than $3,000 in rebates from Duke helped absorb some of the initial expense associated with work and equipment to make the upgrades possible.

“There was some upfront expense to make these changes,” Wallace said. “But the Building Authority saw it as an investment and something that is going to keep paying off in the long run.”

“Some of the changes were as simple as putting sensors in the stairwells and some hallways so those lights are triggered when someone is in that area instead of burning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” Wallace explained. More energy efficient bulbs and fixtures were installed both inside and outside of city hall.

Wallace said participation in the Smart Saver program complements Mayor Mike Moore’s emphasis on looking for ways to help the city be more efficient with taxpayers’ dollars.

The initial costs associated with the upgrades are expected to be recovered completely through savings within 14 months. 

AQUATIC CENTER

Aquatic CenterThe Aquatic Center & Skate Park features a 6-lane, 50-meter outside competition pool, a 6-lane, 25 yard competition and lap pool, zero depth entry family play pool, a new sprayground, two water slides, large deck for sun bathing, full service concessions, separate family locker room, paved walking trail, and a skate park.

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SHOP LOCAL

Shop-Local 2There's no place like home for the holidays, and nothing makes Jeffersonville more feel like home than our locally owned businesses. Show your support for our area businesses this holiday season by doing all of your holiday shopping right here in Jeff.

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JEFF MAIN STREET

mainstreetJeffersonville Main Street Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to continue the revitalization of the commercial and residential districts of downtown Jeffersonville. Be sure to check out their website for information about upcoming community events, the Jeffersonville Farmers Market, Concerts in the Park, and other news.

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JEFF PARKS DEPT

The Jeffersonville Parks Department has a great lineup of programs and activities for all ages! The new website features bios on every park in Jeffersonville as well as events and activities.

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