Written From Minutes Of Council Meeting|
Mayor Don Harris is trying to replace Grantsville's town hall, which is reported to be in
bad condition with structural problems. Harris asked for and received approval to use
part of the town's parking lot for the construction of a new municipal building, if
funding was available.
Harris told the Grantsville Council at last weeks meeting he was scheduled to meet
with Governor Bob Wise's office to seek help to finance a new municipal building. Fred
Rader from the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council presented a letter for Mayor Harris to
sign to apply for grant money for a new municipal building. Rader advised the mayor
and council it was very difficult to get grant money for such projects.
Harris stated the Governor's office was receptive in trying to help the town obtain a
new municipal building.
Council went into an executive session at 8:16 p.m. and returned at 9:30 p.m. for an
Councilman Jerry Collins presented a list of ordinances for first reading. The first
ordinance related to licensing, taxation and finance of businesses, the second to
dogs running loose and fines to be imposed and the third, referring to dogs disturbing
the peace and fines to be imposed. The first reading of the ordinances passed
unanimously. Council has scheduled a council meeting on August 24 with Police Chief
Charles McCroskey to review traffic ordinances.
Much of the council meeting was spent on wrapping up the sewage treatment project
and the water treatment plant, and authorizing payments.
Mayor Harris reported the water plant operator's schedules have been changed,
making a person available three days a week to help in other areas. He said Junior
Duelly's time had been cut to 20 hours a week and Bernard Harris' schedule had been
changed to prevent paying overtime on Saturdays.
He acknowledged a $5000 contribution from Wal-Mart, with some of the money being
used to install a new diving board at the pool. He also said $975 has been collected to
fund the installation of new signs at the town limits.
The current pool manager has resigned to return to school. Councilman Jerry Collins
made a motion to change the requirements for pool manager: The applicant must be
21 years of age, have supervisory experience, and does not have to be a certified
lifeguard. The motion carried.
Councilman Collins made a motion, which passed, to hire David Trippett to manage
the pool for the rest of the season, replacing Todd Ritchie. Mayor Harris is looking into
installing speed bumps in the pool parking lot.
Council is considering hiring a second police officer. Mayor Harris said he has several
applications and will present them at a later date.
A bid of $200 from Garold Simons, Sr. was accepted on a 1978 truck and a bid of $100
from Bernard Greathouse was accepted on an old roller.
A handicap parking slot was designated in front of the Grantsville Post Office.
Council advised the local senior center they could not grant permission to block the
highway in front of the center for their Heritage Day, because it was a state
Recorder Phyllis Maze said she had been meeting with Calhoun Insurance Agency to
discuss insurance coverage for the coming year.
Members of the Council called a special meeting this past Monday evening for an