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Boards & Commissions that met in the City Building will now meet in the new
300 South Madison Avenue
Greenwood IN 46142
The function of the Building Commissioner's Office is to assist citizens and contractors with the following:
- Building Permit Process
- Inspections for Permitted Projects
- Answering Building Code Questions
- Investigating Unsafe Structural Issues
⇐ Please choose a category to the left for more information.
THANK YOU to the CLERK'S OFFICE
Your efforts to coordinate donations to the Johnson County Senior Services is greatly appreciated. Nearly $2,000 in supplies, cash and gift cards were donated. Johnson County Senior Services is a non-profit agency providing senior residents of Johnson County, Indiana who are over 60, with the resources, services and referrals needed to help them maintain their independence.
The Greenwood City Clerk's Office is located on the first floor of the City Building and plays a pivotal role in the overall function of the City and the Common Council.The Clerk is the keeper of the municipality's official public records, with specific duties defined by the Indiana Code and the Municipal Code of Ordinances:
- Serve as Clerk to the Common Council; prepare meeting agendas, keep records of Council proceedings including the recording of all notes, and preserve all papers relating to its business.
- Post Common Council agendas at the front of the City Building (or wherever the meeting is to be held), on the City Website and notify local media.
- Record and transcribe the minutes of meetings, then distribute them to appropriate officials and staff members.
- Record and edit the minutes of Board of Public Works & Safety Meetings as appointed by the Mayor.
- Plan and direct the maintenance, filing, safekeeping, and computerization of all municipal documents.
- Keep the City seal and maintain the Municipal Code.
- Prepare Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations so that they can be executed by the Mayor, recorded, archived and distributed.
- Issue public notification of all official activities and meetings.
- Assist City Engineer with bid openings by advertising Notice to Bidders, distributing bid packets, attending bid opening and compiling bid opening minutes.
- Attest official signatures on contracts.
- Certify copies of original documents.
- Maintain ordinance violations, such as Parking Violations and Sign Code Violations and take in fines as the Ordinance Violations Bureau.
- Record inventories of city assets.
- Administer oaths.
- Maintain Certificates of Deposit.
Coordinate and maintain office-tracking systems for correspondence and follow-up actions.
Research information in the Municipal archives upon request of public officials and private citizens.
Serve as a notary of the public at no charge.
Officiate/solemnize weddings/civil ceremonies at no charge.
In Indiana, all Clerks are elected for a four-year term of office and must reside in the city for a year prior to the election. City Clerks are authorized to appoint deputies and employees subject to authorization or approval of the Common Council. Such deputies and employees serve at the pleasure of the Clerk.
Honorable Lewis Gregory
City Court Judge
The Court also provides various post-conviction services including: Probation, Recovery Court, Alcohol & Drug Services and several Driver Improvement Programs.
Greenwood City Court services approximately 1,500 criminal cases and 8,000 infraction cases per year. Many of the criminal cases are drug or alcohol related. The judge and court staff have received extensive training in substance abuse and dependence, and the court is recognized for its expertise in effectively handling defendants with substance abuse problems.
The Greenwood City Court is the only city court in Indiana that operates a state-certified Alcohol and Drug Services Program. The Greenwood Recovery Court is the first drug court in the U.S. to be state-certified. The Greenwood Recovery Court was one of the first "hybrid" drug courts in the nation, accepting drunk driving defendants as well as the traditional drug offenders.
All costs associated with post-conviction services are covered by fees paid by program participants, or through small grants. No local tax dollars are used for post-conviction services, including probation and drug court services, in Greenwood.
The Greenwood City Court began accepting civil cases in 2007. However, recent decisions by the Indiana Office of State Court Administration and the State Board of Accounts have severely limited the ability of city and town courts in Indiana to accept civil cases. These two state agencies have determined that Indiana city and town courts do not have small claims jurisdiction. This means that the Greenwood City Court can accept most civil cases involving disputes over amounts of money or other property valued at less than $6,000; however, Indiana's city and town courts cannot charge the reduced filing fee for small claims cases and litigants cannot use the relaxed procedural rules otherwise authorized for small claims cases. The filing fee for small claims cases is $76; for regular civil cases the filing fee is approximately $135. Because Johnson County's Magistrate's Court in Franklin does accept small claims cases, most civil cases that might have been filed in the Greenwood City Court are now being filed in Franklin.
EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. This award, from the Government Finance Officers Association, for Greenwood’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. MORE>>
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We are under construction for the new Aquatics Park!! If you would like to receive information about the grand opening, rates, hours, etc. sign up for our Aquatics Email List
GREENWOOD QUICK LINKS
To review the Municipal Code that pertains to Code Enforcement: (Chapter 6 - Articles 6 and 7. Or click on the Municipal Code link and search for "Code Enforcement")
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- Land zoning and annexation
- Land alteration permits
- Sign permits
- Site and subdivision plans
- Construction / material specifications
- Right-of-way / Street cut permits
- Sanitation improvement and construction applications
- Sewer access permits
- Building Permit Process
- Inspections for Permitted Projects
- Answering Building Code Questions
- Investigating Unsafe Structural Issues
(Click on map to link to interactive site)
Engineering Departmental Scope
- Review site plans, subdivision plans and other proposed plans regarding land alterations to ensure they meet the city's subdivision control ordinance specifications as well as general engineering criteria.
- Prepare construction / material specifications for public works projects.
- Design various city projects, including drainage, street and parking facilities.
- Take, respond and direct complaints from the public.
- Review and approve Right-of-Way / Street Cut permits.
- Review all proposed developer installed sanitation improvements for the sanitation utility.
- Review all construction plans and documents for proposed city installed sewage works projects and assist in the planning and administration of the sanitation utility.
Review and approve all sewer availability fee applications for new and existing construction which are hooking on or adding additional hook-ups to the city sewers.
2013 AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT TRANSITION PLAN has been added.
RIGHT-OF-WAY / STREET CUT PERMIT FEES HAVE INCREASED:
$25.00 FOR UTILITIES OR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
$50.00 FOR ALL OTHERS
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING AWARDED TO GREENWOOD
GREENWOOD SIGNS DEAL TO LAUNCH FINANCIAL DATA PORTAL
Creating a visual bridge to City’s financial data
Under the direction of Mayor Mark W. Myers, Greenwood will soon launch a new data platform that transforms the way budget information is shared, analyzed and accessed. The intuitive visualization software is powered by OpenGov. “This portal transforms volumes of raw data into actionable insight and information, enabling better analysis and understanding of the city’s budget,” States Mayor Myers. “It will allow everyone access to graphically see our finances in a whole new way, and drill down to the raw data if they choose. We are the first Indiana site for this technology that I believe will set the bar for financial transparency.”
We would like to congratulate our Honor Guard for making the cover of an International Magazine and placing 3rd in this year's FDIC competition.
They were also recognized by the Mayor and given a procolamation on Monday May 6, 2013.
If you would like to follow us on Twitter, our user name is @greenwood_fire
To prepare and maintain a well trained, healthy team that responds rapidly, works safely and makes a positive difference.
To adequately plan, implement and train for the present and future.Our greatest goal is to have the needs of today handled and prepare for the needs of tomorrow.
Treat everyone you work with and provide services to as if they are your own family
Take ownership of everything you do, see, hear and say
Honesty in all situations is expected and required
Quality of Service
Train for and provide the highest quality of service at all times
Plan for and operate as efficiently and cost effectively as possibly
Human Resources Department
Our mission is to support the goals and challenges of the City of Greenwood by providing services that promote a work environment that is characterized by fair treatment of staff, open communications, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect. We will seek and provide solutions to workplace issues that support and optimize the operating principles of the City and Community by: Properly balancing the needs of the employees and the needs of the City.
- Ensuring a diverse workforce in a discrimination/harassment free environment by maintaining compliance with employment laws and government regulations, providing management and employee training, and developing policies and procedures.
- Hiring the most qualified employees by utilizing effective recruitment sources and promoting from within.
- Retaining valued employees by assuring effective leadership qualities, providing competitive wages and benefits, furnishing technical interpersonal and career development training and coaching and enhancing communication between employees and management.
- Administer a competitive benefits package while providing a safe and healthful work environment.
Effective June 18, 2013, The City of Greenwood Municipal Code is now maintained by: American Legal Publishing Corporation.
Click on the link above to go to their home page.
To see the individual chapters expand the file folder (click on the +) called: THE GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF GREENWOOD
Please note the Office of Corporation Counsel does NOT provide legal advice to members of the public.
The Office of Corporation Counsel provides in house legal services and representation to the Mayor, the City's executive departments, the Common Council, the Clerk's Office, and various City boards and commissions, including, the Board of Public Works & Safety, the Board of Aviation Commissioners, the Parks & Recreation Board, the Economic Development Commission, the Advisory Plan Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, Storm Water Board and the Greenwood Building Corporation.
The Law Department is responsible for:
- Reviewing all City contracts
- Drafting City ordinances and resolutions
- Prosecution of ordinance violations
- Handling City employment law matters
- Reviewing and drafting internal city policies and procedures
- Representation of City and City officials in legal matters
We will be placing another order for bricks and pavers in the walkway. Click on the links below if you'd like to order one.
BRICK | PAVER
Cardboard Recycling Bin Moved
The Planning Division is responsible for all aspects of city planning within the City of Greenwood. From the time land is annexed into the city, proper zoning is established, site plans are reviewed, and construction is completed, the Planning Division has played a major role.
The Division serves as the staff for the Greenwood Advisory Plan Commission and the Greenwood Advisory Board of Zoning Appeals by processing applications, generating agendas, and preparing Staff Reports.
In addition, the department is responsible for land alteration permits and sign permits. Land alteration permits are required to begin preparing a site for development. Sign permits are required for all business signage within the city, including temporary signs.
Subdivision Control Ordinance, and related handouts.
Board of Zoning Appeals filings and petitions.
The Greenwood Police Department's preliminary application process for the position of Police Officer is now closed.
Police Officer: JOB DESCRIPTION
COYOTES in GREENWOOD
There has been an increase in Coyote sightings in and around the City. The Greenwood Police Department is asking citizens to report Coyote Sightings.
Copies of Police and Accident Reports
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Checks: VIN checks will be done at the Greenwood Police station from 9AM until 1 PM Monday thru Thursday for Greenwood residents and Greenwood businesses. The fee is $3 and we only accept cash or money orders. No personal checks or credit cards.
Fingerprinting Services: Offered to Greenwood residents with a valid State of Indiana ID or Driver's License with an address within Greenwood City Limits. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 AM until 6 PM. The fee is $10 and we only accept cash or money orders. No personal checks or credit cards.
Residents who wish to request these services are encouraged to call ahead at 317-865-6396 and set an appointment in order to minimize waiting times and to expedite services.All services will be done with a preference given to those who schedule an appointment ahead of time. An appointment can be made through the Police Connect desk by calling 865-6396, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM All others will be served on a first come, first served basis, once appointments for services have been completed. None of these services will be available during recognized holidays of the City of Greenwood.
IMPROPER INFLOWS INTO THE SEWER AFFECT EVERYONE!
That is why THE GWD PROJECT was developed.
Working together to improve the waterways of Greenwood.
Greenwood Sanitation Turn-on/Shut-off?
How do I turn-on/shut-off service?
Greenwood Sanitation only receives turn-on or shut-off service requests from your water provider
for sewer and/or trash service. Please contact your water provider and they will send us the information
to start or stop service.
Indiana American Water: 800-492-8373
Bargersville Water: 317-422-5115
BILL GUIDE | FAQ's
Greenwood Sanitation Billing - Four Easy Ways to Pay
- Automatic Bank Draft: Print out the form and mail with your next bill.
- Credit Card: There is a service charge associated with all credit card transactions.
GovPayNow.com | Location Code: 5906 | 888-604-7888
- US Mail: Greenwood Sanitation | PO Box 1206 | Indianapolis IN 46206
- Drop Box: Located at the City Building in the front parking lot (checks only)
Greenwood Sanitation Electronic Billing Statements
Click here to sign up for E-billing!
Best Way Disposal provides trash service to Greenwood Residents. For more information regarding trash, Heavy trash, Recycling, and holiday pickup click here.
NOTE: The City of Greenwood does NOT provide trash receptacles to customers. Recycling totes are available at the Department of Public Works.
- Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Published: Thursday, January 08, 2015
- WORTHSVILLE ROAD CLOSURE
Published: Wednesday, December 17, 2014