Town Services

Helpful Facts & Town Services

Building Permits

Permits are required for new construction, additions, accessory buildings, demolition, moving structures, fences, porches, decks, signs and swimming pools. A DIAGRAM OF YOUR PROPERTY IS REQUIRED FOR ANY PERMIT.

Most permits are $15. and are ready within a week or so. A penalty will be charged if you begin a project before getting your permit. Call our Plan Commission Administrator, Garry Hill, at 7(65) 628-3155 or (765) 432-6782 if you have questions.

Rules for Pickup of Brush and Leaves

The Town will only pick up “MINOR” tree trimmings unless it is storm related.

Brush must be cut up in 5 ft or less lengths, stacked as close to the street as possible with the cut end toward the street (but not in the street, alley or sidewalk). Anything with thorns must be tied with 2 or more pieces of twine. All materials to be picked up must be able to be loaded easily onto our truck by one person.

No stumps, whole trees, whole shrubs, whole bushes, brush from fence rows or wooded areas, grass clippings, or yard/garden waste will be picked up.

The above items we can’t pick up may be taken to:

YARD WASTE RECYCLING CENTER
1130 S. Dixon Road, Kokomo
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9am – 4pm, Sat. 8am – 1pm
Closed Sunday

For more information, call (765) 456-2274.

Leaves must be bagged in paper biodegradable bags. Free bags are available at the Utility Office in the fall. THESE BAGS ARE FOR LEAVES ONLY. NO burning of leaves is permitted in the street. Leaves, grass or brush SHOULD NOT be intentionally mowed, blown, raked, or stacked in the street.

Severe Weather/Outdoor Warning Siren

The siren is activated in the following cases:
  • A Tornado or severe weather warning issued for our area.
  • Any threat situation to the Town of Greentown.
  • Any other Natural or Man-Made Disaster.

The siren will continue to cycle the siren warning until the threat is over. There will NOT be an ALL CLEAR signal!

TESTING IS DONE…

  • Every Friday @ 1:00 p.m. from March thru Sept. 1st
  • Friday @ 1:00 p.m. during Oct.—Feb.
  • During Statewide National Weather Service Test

The test is cycled for about 1 minute.

Wastewater Customers

We are seeing the following items being flushed into our system:

  • Rags
  • Disposable diapers, diaper liners, baby wipes
  • Q-tips
  • Grease
  • Candy wrappers
  • Bottle caps
  • Cigarette butts
  • Toothpicks
  • Tampons
  • Applicators
  • Condoms

The items listed above should not be flushed into any sanitary sewer system, even though the manufacturer may say on the box “city sewer safe,” someone must remove these items at some point. We ask for your help in keeping these items out of our system, which in turn will cut down on costly repair bills, down time, and possible failure of lift stations or clogged sewers belonging to the town (or possibly your own sewer line).

Thank you for your cooperation!

Bicycles/Skates/Skateboards

To protect our citizens shopping at our local businesses, an ordinance is in effect prohibiting the use of bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates and scooters on the sidewalks in the downtown area. These items may be pushed or carried in this area. Please look for the posted signs!

Animal Control

The Town has an ordinance prohibiting animals from being at large, providing for impoundment, fines and requiring animals to be licensed and vaccinated. A copy of this ordinance and the fines imposed for violations is on file at the City Building. Licenses available from the Liberty Township Trustee – Call (765) 628-2402.

Storm/Ground Water

Under Ordinance #2010-2, the Town of Greentown prohibits, either directly or indirectly, any storm water, or surface water, ground water, roof runoff, sub-surface drains, sump-pumps, etc. to be discharged into any sanitary sewers. You will be required to remove such drainage from the collection system. If violations are not corrected, a penalty of $50.00 per month can be assessed.

Hazardous Materials

To dispose of hazardous materials, such as common household chemicals, oil, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, paint, electronic equipment, tires etc., call Howard County Recycling District (located at 4104 Cartwright Dr., Kokomo) at (765) 456-2274.

Telephone Numbers

Utility Office ~ (765) 628-3263
Police Department ~(765)  628-3434
Fire & Ambulance Service ~ (765) 628-7750 (Non-emergency)
Emergencies ~ DIAL 911
Plan Commission Administrator (Garry Hill, 628-3155 or 432-6782)

Emergency numberfor water and/or sewer problems:
After hours and weekends call (765) 628-3263 (Follow prompts)

We will shut water off for repairs you need to make and check for problems you might have free of charge – give us a call!

We need your help to keep Greentown a safe and clean community for all. We appreciate your cooperation and welcome any comments that might help us better serve you.

Thank you!