|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of
the Calhoun Chronicle dated 5/7/1931.
Grantsville to Vote on Additional Water Bonds
Voters of the town of Grantsville will be given a chance on Tuesday,
June 2nd, to vote additional waterworks bonds for the purpose of installing
additional equipment and securing a good supply of water for citizens of
the town. The election for bond purposes will be held on the above mentioned
date along with the regular election when a new council will be elected.
There is no disputing the need of the town for an additional water supply.
During the past week water has been available to residents living in the
lower levels and that a very poor supply. On the upper heights there
has been scarcely any water.
Since the original installation of the plant, water has been supplied
from wells, but last summer's drought ruined the supply, although additional
wells were driven in the hope of finding new veins. It may be that
it will be necessary to install a filtration system for the purpose of
purifying water from the Little Kanawha river. The decision as to
what kind of a system will be installed will rest with the new council
that will be elected June 2nd.
At the meeting of the council Monday night only one ticket to be voted
on at the June election was filed with the council. It is composed
as follows: For Mayor, Jerome A. Francis; for Recorder, Miss Ola
Betts; for Council, Tell McDonald, J.S.Cornell, Louis E. Ayers, F.F. McCoy
and R.L. Hamilton.
The council will hold a special meeting on May 14th for the purpose
of receiving other nominations for the election. Tickets may be filed
up until that latter named date.