By Gaylen Duskey

Inertia: 1 a: a property of matter by which it remains at rest or in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force b: an analogous property of other physical quantities (as electricity).

According to the above definition from Merriam-Webster's Dictionary the word inertia, the Grantsville Town Hall Building Committee is a living example of it.

Unfortunately the "inertia" we have going on now is the "remaining at rest" kind. We (I am a member of the Town Hall Building Committee so I can say 'we') have made some plans and come up with some ideas … good ideas and plans.

But we have hit a stumbling block … a block that right now keeps us at rest. That block is a $2,000 stumbling block. That's the amount of money we need to have the firm of Burgess and Niple come to Grantsville and evaluate the current town hall, after which it will tell us if we should refurbish the current building or tear it down and build a new one.

After that we can decide which way we should go thereby changing the meaning of the word inertia from the "at rest" kind to the "in motion" kind.

At the recommendation of Grantsville Mayor Neal Blankenship the committee decided to proceed on a pay as you go plan. To do that we need money.

We have set up a bank account with Calhoun Banks for any business or person wishing to donate - tax free - to the fund. The name of the fund is "The Grantsville Town Hall Building Fund" and contributions can be made at the bank or to any member of the committee.

It is very important we get as many businesses in and around Grantsville to be a part of this effort since their support will show that the merchants are behind the effort to begin the rebuilding process of the town. The same is true of individuals … we need their help too.

This is an effort to rebuild. The first step was the formation of the committee. The second step was for that committee to come up with some sort of plan … to give a direction. The third step - the step we are at now - is to get the funding to get the recommendation of experts.

When we complete the third step we can get on with our efforts to get a new (or refurbished) city hall … and that will be for the betterment of all.