CURRENT EVENTS & INFORMATION
City of Hurstbourne Purchases New City Hall
April 2, 2015
for Immediate Release - Contact Person:
City Administrative Officer
The City of Hurstbourne purchased a building at 200 Whittington Parkway to use as its City Hall. The City has leased space for a City Hall since its incorporation in 1982. Until today, the City of Hurstbourne has been the only city leasing their facilities among those of similar size and classification in Jefferson County.
Over several years, the City of Hurstbourne Commission evaluated various locations in search of a facility: 1) best suited for public use 2) for the lowest possible operational expenses and 3) where it makes prudent financial sense to invest City assets. The 200 Whittington Parkway building meets all of the above listed criteria.
The space designated for use as the City Hall will meet all present needs for public meetings, staff office use and general storage. The 3,900 square feet of office space will also allow room for additional uses, as needed.
The current lease income from the other tenants in the building should be greater than the monthly operational expenses.
Investment of Assets
In the case of a municipality, state law restricts the types of investment products that permit governmental entities to invest taxpayer money. Any investments must be secure and financial institutions must provide additional backing over and above FDIC insurance limits to protect public funds. In the current financial climate, these kinds of investments are not bringing sufficient rates of return. Therefore, the Commission thought it prudent to use some of the surplus to eliminate the $40,000 in rent paid each year. Therefore, after careful analysis, the decision was made to invest in the future.
The move date to the new City Hall has not been established but should take place within the next six months.
The City of Hurstbourne has a population of approximately 4,500 citizens. Hurstbourne is bounded by Shelbyville Road to its north, Hurstbourne Parkway to its east, I-64 to its south and Oxmoor Farm and Oxmoor Center to its west.
KEEP INFORMED - SIGN-UP FOR REACH ALERT!
On many occasions, there are times when the City needs to mass-communicate certain important events and information to Hurstbourne residents in a timely manner. Examples are weather events, delays in sanitation pickup schedules, community events, and public safety alerts. In the past, the only options available were through word of mouth, phone calls, limited email exchanges and some resident-uses of social media. It was determined this was not good enough.
The City of Hurstbourne is pleased to announce we have entered into an agreement with REACH Alert, a local company and provider of an instant mass communication system, which will enable the City to communicate important information to our residents in real time. However, we need your cooperation to be able to do this. There is no cost to you personally.
It is a simple process to sign up and let us know how you would like to receive your messages:
· Telephone message
· Email message
· Text message
· Or, all three message formats
Your contact information will not be given, or sold, to any outsiders. You can add up to four devices (email addresses and/or phone numbers to receive your timely communication).
After you initially register, you can login at anytime to update your contact information. Anyone in your house can sign up to receive the information. This system will be used in lieu of the Crime Alert System currently being used by the City. The REACH Alert system will be used solely for important and timely messages.
However, if you do not register, you won’t be able to participate and you will not receive any messages. Registration takes just a few minutes to complete.
To register, go to www.reachalert.com and click on the blue text “Create an account.” When prompted, use the following information to register for the City of Hurstbourne network:
Network Name: “City of Hurstbourne”
Role: “Resident” or “Business”
If you do not have access to the internet, or have difficulty registering, contact REACH Alert at (877) 307-9313. If you have questions or need more information, please call City Hall at (502) 426-4808.
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