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The City of Seymour is located one hour south of Indianapolis, one hour north of Louisville and one and one-half hours west of Cincinnati. Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana is the place to live your future! Seymour has a population of approximately 20,000 residents and is served by Mayor Matthew Nicholson, Clerk-Treasurer Darrin Boas and seven Councilmembers.

Seymour is a thriving industrial, commercial, and residential community based on well-planned growth and progress. The quality of life is demonstrated by Seymour’s “small town” yet bustling atmosphere, beautiful parks and open spaces, attractive landscaping and arterial streets, a low crime rate, quality schools and affordable housing. Because of the geographic location, a pro-business environment, and a proactive local government — Seymour is expected to continue to grow.

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Seymour’s New Emergency Traffic Preemption System

The Seymour Fire Department is in the process of activating its new Emergency Traffic Light Preemption System along US 50 (Tipton Street) and at two other intersections in Seymour.

Preemption is the ability of an approaching emergency vehicle to stop normal operation of the traffic signal and give the approaching emergency vehicle a green light. All other signals will turn red until the emergency vehicle passes through the intersection.

Fire Chief Brad Lucas said the system will reduce response time of emergency vehicles and reduce intersection crashes between emergency vehicles and other vehicles.

Indicator lights have been installed on the traffic light spans on U.S. 50 and at the intersections of Broadway and Second streets and Ewing and Sixth streets to help the public and emergency vehicles see the system is activated.  A constant white light indicates an emergency vehicle is coming up behind you, and you need to move forward through the green light and get out of the way as best you can. If the white light is flashing, then you need to stop until emergency vehicles have cleared the area.

“Seeing emergency vehicle lights in your rear view and also having a green light can be confusing, but the idea is to clear the intersection for the emergency vehicle, so motorists should move forward with traffic to get clear of the intersection,” said city engineer Bernie Hauersperger. Emergency vehicles can pass motorists easier in the areas between signals, he added.

Seymour is starting preemption services with fire trucks but should have other emergency vehicles using the system in the near future. Each vehicle will have a special code to access the preemption devices.

The system cost a total of $205,000 and was funded by the City of Seymour with American Rescue Act funds.

Contact: January Rutherford, public information specialist, 812-498-2447 or jrutherford@seymourin.org





Seymour named one of four Indiana communities to receive funds to help low-moderate income homeowners

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced on December 5th that four Indiana communities, including Seymour, have been awarded Owner Occupied Rehabilitation grants totaling $1,000,000. The grants will be used to empower the communities to directly fund homeowners of low-moderate income to make needed repairs on their homes.

“Having a safe and livable home contributes immensely to overall quality of life,” Lt. Gov. Crouch said. “This funding will greatly benefit these four Hoosier communities and will provide assistance to those in need in making necessary repairs to their homes.”

Communities awarded will set up a program to fund low- and moderate-income homeowners to make repairs on their homes. Eligible repairs include roof repair or replacement, ADA accessibility, heating and cooling replacement, lighting and electrical upgrades, and water heater replacement.

“The goal of this program is to help Hoosiers stay in their homes and raise their families in a safe environment," said OCRA Executive Director Denny Spinner. “Through these grants, communities provide the financial resources to homeowners to assist them in making critical home repairs. This investment increases not only their quality of life, but that of the community as well."

The four Hoosier communities received the following amounts: 

  • The City of Lawrenceburg is awarded $250,000; 
  • The City of North Vernon is awarded $250,000; 
  • The City of Seymour is awarded $250,000; and
  • Jefferson County is awarded $250,000.

Seymour committed $27,778 in matching funds.

The State of Indiana distributes the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant funds to rural communities to assist units of local government with various community projects. The Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program is currently a pilot program.

For more information, visit in.gov/ocra/cdbg/owner-occupied-rehabilitation-pilot-program.




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