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Stellar September 30, 2014

This is the crossing at the center of the Stellar Plaza which is the crux of the ongoing dispute between the city and the CMPA. Councilor Shaw is concerned because this side of the completed plaza incorporates the expected crossing to Madison Avenue in its design.-Staff Photos by Barbara King



It may have taken years, but CSX crossings downtown set to be fixed
It seems like it has taken years, and it has.
But finally-finally-official and legally binding contracts have been signed to get those two rattletrap CSX crossings fixed downtown.
It is almost unbelievable.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

City will just stay off right of way; won't be 'railroaded by railroad'
Funding for Phase II of the Downtown Stellar Streetscape project has now been safeguarded with Monday night's actions of the North Vernon City Council.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Struggle to reach agreement on plaza at impasse
It was a 90+ minute marathon session that went round and round which finally arrived at a point at which there was no agreement.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Options for city are listed
Stellar project engineer Cory Whitesell attempted to clarify the options the Council has at the end of the meeting.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mayor to be on Stellar panel at fair
Mayor Harold Campbell will discuss North Vernon's experiences with the innovative Stellar Community program with other Stellar community mayors and funding agencies INDOT, the Indiana Housing Authority and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) at the state fair on Thursday.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bricks and mortar restorations well on way
Tony Monday and  masonry supervisor Ken Neely look over the photo (at left) of how the auto service center appeared in the 1950s. It is definitely a u
Tony Monday and masonry supervisor Ken Neely look over the photo (at left) of how the auto service center appeared in the 1950s. It is definitely a u
North Vernon's Stellar Downtown Facade program is moving along at a good clip, with the masonry work expected to be completed in the next week.
"We're about 90 percent done. That's a good feeling," reports Ken Neely , on-site supervisor for Kemna Restoration and Construction out of Indianapolis.
The Indianapolis firm is one of several sub-contractors hired by the local Bradshaw Building Specialties for their expertise in bricks and mortar and stone. "It's pretty cool to come down here and help the store owners restore their buildings," added Neely.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Will meet to discuss Short, Fifth streets
The Stellar Committee has moved its October meeting up to this Thursday, Sept. 27.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Slowly but surely, Carnegie being rescued
Can you imagine downtown North Vernon without the landmark Carnegie building?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Stellar meetings for 2012
Meetings dealing specifically with the Stellar Community projects ongoing in the City of North Vernon have been announced.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

North Vernon City Council-Park Theatre joins opposition to Short St. plans
Plans by the Stellar Committee to create a downtown public space for activities and gatherings by closing one-block-long Short Street received another bashing at the North Vernon City Council Monday night.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Alternative proposed for Short St.
With the City of North Vernon almost halfway through its three-year Stellar Community timetable, plans for the downtown plaza are reaching a point where the fate of Short Street is front and center.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Irish Hill ceremony Thursday
A ceremony to kick off the streets and sidewalks repair project in Irish Hill will take place Thursday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. on Summit Street between Fifth and Sixth streets.
Monday, August 6, 2012

Properties selected for downtown facade work
Cory Whitesell, Stellar project manager for the City of North Vernon, has announced the 27 properties selected for participation in the $1 million downtown facade program.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

State officials: City has set Stellar standards
High praise came from state officials last week when David R. Terrell, deputy chief of staff for Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, announced the state "couldn't have done better than having North Vernon as a (Stellar) pilot project."
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Stellar Community Update-Irish Hill's new sidewalks, road paving next up
With the first of the three-year timetable almost complete, work on North Vernon's Stellar Community project is winding down work in the Irish Hill neighborhood, the area in Historic Uptown east of Fifth Street.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012


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