The Jeffersonville City Council has unanimously approved a $20 million dollar bond issue to support development of the city’s canal project. Jeffersonville is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency to keep its sewers from overflowing. Outgoing Mayor Tom Galligan has proposed options, but Mayor-elect Mike Moore says they’re too expensive and says when he takes […]
Jeffersonville, Indiana’s new Republican Mayor-elect Mike Moore says he plans on scrapping the city’s Canal Project. The project was introduced by current Mayor Tom Galligan as part of an EPA requirement to control sewage; but the plan also calls for development around the canal to attract businesses and economic development. Jeffersonville taxpayers can’t afford that […]
Plans for a canal through Jeffersonville, Indiana have been finalized. The canal is designed to reduce flooding and river pollution during rainstorms. City officials also hope to spur economic development around the canal, and they have released a final plan for the commercial and residential spaces that will surround it. Project manager Peggy Duffy says […]
The canal will cost the city about $65 million, but that could be offset if business owners buy land along the canal route to develop.
A possible $13 million cost increase will not set back the Jeffersonville Canal project in southern Indiana. In fact, the project’s developers say construction could begin before the summer.
The final route for a canal to carry storm and flood waters through Jeffersonville, Indiana is still being determined, and officials are seeking public input on the canal plan.