Monday night, I attended a meeting of the Town
Improvement Committee. It was an example of people working together to
make the town a better place to live and visit.
It was decided to return to the plans from the
Community Design Team that visited the county in 1988. They listened to
citizens’ ideas and dreams, visited different parts of the county, and
helped draw up a plan. Some of the ideas have been carried out, but the
gateway to the town has not been improved. A landscape expert and
someone experienced in designing parks will be contacted for help.
Plans were made to improve the town in stages. It
was decided to make plans to fill the town hall site and have a mini
park with plantings, benches, lighting and possibly a playground. A
small structure, such as a gazebo, is planned for the center with
visitor information. This will be done in a way that will not interfere
with a new town hall when the money is available.
A representative was scheduled to be at the town
office on Wednesday, Aug. 29, to present a plan for obtaining trees for
the town. This meeting was open to the public.
WalMart of Spencer will send a delegation from the
store on Saturday, Sept. 15, to work on Grantsville Municipal Park,
under the direction of Pam Weaver, manager, who is a resident of Calhoun
County. Local volunteers will be needed to assist in the work and
provide food for the work force. Koffee Kup restaurant has offered to
Stump Hotel and Family History Center have received
grants to progress with work. The outside of the hotel is ready for
primer and paint, and work on the electrical system will start in the
next few weeks. This will be a bright spot on Main Street.
Many homeowners in town have beautiful plantings.
These will be featured in coming issues of the Chronicle. Contact the
newspaper by sending an email to
email@example.com to give notification of a beauty
spot in your neighborhood.
Members present were Frank Venezia, Jim Morris,
Gary Knight, Theresa Cain, Darlene Reichart, Amy Jacobs and Helen
Yes, I am an optimist! I know we can pull together
to give Grantsville Calhoun Pride! We will keep Calhoun on the map!