For those of you who read the Corydon Democrat article on January 11, 2017, “Keller Project Scrutinized by Council”, I, Eva North, as an elected representative for the Town of Corydon, would like to respond with a perspective that focuses on what we are trying to achieve. This article is a representation of what the Town of Corydon consistently faces as we attempt to bring our community back to life. Our Stellar Plan is to allow residents to enhance their quality of life with progress by attaining the highest and best use of our community’s resources.
Yes, we do recognize that the plan has changed; however, the concept has not changed from the original, state-approved Stellar presentation. In an endeavor to respect Mr. Lucas’ wishes our entire conceptual plan was designed with an $8-$15 million private investment with facilities to provide jobs, reclamation of land, and a higher quality of living standards for Corydon residents with our ultimate goal… OF NOT INCREASING TAXES. We wish to be in harmony with Mr. Lucas’ business while striving to enhance our community.
This article provided misinformation about 1) our attorney; 2) about Mr. Lucas returning a letter to the town; and, 3) a suggestion that Mr. Lucas has been treated poorly. I have always respected him and his contributions to our community, and believe he could support our Stellar plans if I had an opportunity to speak directly with him.
The Stellar Designation is providing many opportunities for this community, such as improving housing, providing senior living facilities, creating jobs, restoring buildings in disrepair, providing safety in our neighborhoods and creating a community that will continue to thrive. Our plans are not in conflict with what Mr. Lucas provides. We want to work as one team in providing the best possible environment for you, the citizens, our visitors, and potential residents that we would like to attract.
The plans for all the Stellar projects are presented to the public through many avenues. We invite all citizens to attend our meetings to receive information, voice concerns or even be part of our planning process. If you are unable to make the meetings, you can always stop by my office at the Town Hall. You can also find information from our Facebook page or our new website www.townofcorydon.com.
This is an area, the Keller Site, that once supported our community, and it will do so again when given the chance.