(11/15/2005)
Guidelines for the use of Wayne Underwood Field were submitted by the Calhoun Wood Festival Committee to the Calhoun Commission Monday.

Committee members, John and Sue Oshoway and Judy Powell, prepared user agreements and rules for using the field, which will be approved at the next commission meeting.

The group discussed problems regarding drainage and the condition of several old buildings, and plans they are making for improvements.

The commission heard a report regarding the county's finances, which are improved after a financial crunch which occurred last year.

The commission has been asked to meet with a Representative of the Supreme Court on December 13 regarding the development of the Khoury office building for a family court.

Commissioner Rick Sampson reported that the closing of Calhoun's CRI and other rural programs has been postponed. Sampson said Community Resources Inc., had targeted the most rural and depressed county programs to be cut, which he said is against the mission of the service agency.

The commission approved a name change along Rt. 16 to Red Hawk Road.

Approved was an agreement between DNR and Calhoun's 911 center regarding local radio dispatching. Initial construction is expected to begin on a 180' free-standing tower at the new center.

The commission appointed Grantsville resident Phyllis Maze to the local EMS Board to represent Center District, following the resignation of Cheryl Greathouse. Another appointment to that board is expected to be named for Washington District, following the resignation of Glen Hanlin.

Diane Ludwig gave a report for the LKADC regarding economic development projects, including a new retail business opened in Grantsville by Charlie Whipkey, a flower and gift shop.

Advanced Technologies began work this week on courthouse security projects, including new electronic locks and additional security cameras.

Left-over grant money, about $15,000, after the installation of heating and air conditioning the jail building will be used to upgrade and make operable boilers in the courthouse.

A few budget revisions were made, in addition to paying bills and other routine business.

Court house employees and officials will celebrate Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at noon.

The next commission meeting is scheduled for December 12 at 9 a.m.


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