The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
The case of the State vs. Roy Knight in Squire Hays’ court was
continued for one week on account of the absence of material witnesses. Knight
is charged with lifting two gallons of whiskey from the road in front of Battell
Ferrell’s house where O.J. Gainer, the Creston mail carrier, had left it through
a mistake. Mathews and Bell are prosecuting the case, and Albert Smith and Bruce
Ferrell are attorneys for the defense.
A new town ordinance has been passed pertaining to the disposal
of garbage and other waste material. The basic rate for residences was raised
from $1 to $1.50 per month.
Town officials said that the income from the waste disposal
department was not enough to cover current expenses, and that it was absolutely
necessary to raise the fees. Waste disposal fees for business places were also
raised, the fees to be determined by the number of times per week the waste is
picked up. All residences are serviced once each week.
It was also pointed out by town officials that in the past
certain persons were not paying the waste disposal fees, but either were
carrying their own waste to the town dump on the Barr farm about one mile above
Grantsville, or disposing of it over the river bank within the town limits.
They pointed out that the town dump is rented for that purpose,
and that the dumping of trash over the river bank in town was creating a health
hazard, and that in the future, all persons covered by the ordinance would be
billed for the service.
Despite zero degree temperatures, the county commission met on
Jan. 17 to continue the session that started Jan. 7. Although commissioner Glen
Hanlin was absent, commissioners Lloyd Vaughan and David Barr completed the
agenda and adjourned until the next regular meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4.
In their first official action, Vaughan and Barr hired Richard
Kirby, a licensed surveyor, to redraw the lines of Calhoun County’s magisterial
districts in order to more accurately distribute voting populations.
Kirby will be paid $750 for the work, which includes providing
written descriptions of the boundary lines. The action is in compliance with
orders received last year to update the district lines in accordance with
information compiled regarding population distribution during the 1980 census.
Once Kirby’s maps and descriptions are completed, the county
commission will be required to publish the new district boundaries and notify
the voting public of any changes in voting registration and polling places.