The Greentown Grapevine – 2001-07, 08:07 - Page 1
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I Volume 8, Issue 7 " a paperfor the people" July 2001 Glass Auction Draws Large Crowd dire Wotlts Show &:: a1 Wward Coudg Jirrirqruuads ( northeast side of Greentown) free admission Greentown Historical Society will be selling glow stick necklaces & bracelets Ordinance Passed Regulating Bicycles, Skateboards and More The Greentown Town Council passed on second reading an ordinance regulating bicycles, skateboards, roller Johnny Horner holds aloft a piece of Greentown glass for bidders to consider. In the background is Judy Horner, clerk; Dan Otto, auctioneer; and Jim Teter, bid sootter. skates, in- line skates and scooters. Before the vote, Council President, - Roger Wolfe, opened the meeting to The 2nd Annual National Greentown Glass Association auction was held June 6, 2001, at the fairgrounds in Greentown. There were ninety registered bidders from ten states, Indiana, Minnesota, Texas, California, Oregon, Ohio, Kansas, Virginia, Michigan, and Georgia. Approximately 200 pieces sold in three and one- half hours. Auctioneer Dan Otto donated his services for the ' Photo by Rachel Jenkins auction. Some pieces which brought significant prices were a Holly . Amber vase at $ 500, a White Agate cat on hamper at $ 320, an Early Diamond rectangular bowl in amber at $ 425, and a Wild Rose and Bowknot oil lamp in chocolate at $ 500. Judy Horner, of the auction committee says the NGGA will have another auction next year in early June. Could a " Greentown Fund" - Make Dreams Come True? # L. What organization doesn't constantly face a situation of wishing they had more funds to carry on more activities? Fund raising is a fact of life for all non-profit organizatim. What if there was an endowment fund which could be drawn upon from time to time for activities and programs which would benefit the Greentown area? Such a fund is a possibility if it could receive some start- up support. Once established, the find would be able to accept gifts of any sue, making it suitable for memorial gifts and to honor special occasions. It would appeal to a wide range of donors who live in Greentown or who have left the community and remember Greentown fondly. Being managed by the Community Foundation of Howard County, the fund would receive tsp notch financial management by nationally known endowment managers. It would be managed to cause the fund to grow by investing in conservative investments and only granting out a portion of the returns each year. The rest of the return is added back to the fund for growth. It would become a real source of pride for Greentown and, over time, a major financial resource for improving the quality of life in Greentawn. There & e donors in the community whp have expressed an interest in helping get the find started but it needs broader support to be successfil. Ron Harper, president of the Community Foundation of Howard County, is available to speak to any group or individual on the details of how such a fund would work. He can be contacted at 454- 7298 or by calling Rachel Jenkins, 628- 3564, member o f the Board of the Community Foundation. public comment. Paula Jensen asked the Council to consider marking a line down the center of the downtown sidewalks, with the outer half to be used as a bicycle path, as an alternative to the prohibition of riding on the sidewalks downtown. Mike Sheridan said problems he saw with that plan were that it would be hard for the police to determine from a car if the rider was in the path or not. He also said it was his opinion that riders would be more likely to hit parked cars if riding on the outside of the sideyalk. Kevin Smith reported that his car has been hit twice by skateboarders. Sheridan reminded concerned parents that the ordinance does not dictate that people ride in the street, but that they walk bikes or cany skateboards in the designated area. The ordinance adopted had two changes from the original draft. One was to drop the section concerning the performance of stunts. The other was to shorten the area on which the various vehicles could not be ridden to one half block east, west, and south of the stop light. The fill distance of one block was retained north of the stop light. Other Items of Business Susan Amatuzzo said when the state repaved the highway a couple years ago they did not repaint the cross walk at Harrison Street. President Wolfe said the state would be contacted about that and that the town is working with the state to do something about the short turn provided for school busses at that intersection. Don Humphrey of Foresight Engineering presented a new zoning map for the Council's consideration. He also presented a comparison sheet on other town sewer hook- up fees. A Subdivision Conitto1 Ordinance has also been presented for review. He reported that his firm is still working on a Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinances. A list of nine trees considered hazardous was presented. These will be cut down at a cost of $ 2,950.00. The Greentown Lions Club asked for a donation for the 4th of July fireworks. Clerk Barbara Middleton said $ 5,000.00 has been budgeted for that. Council Member Resigns Replacement Chosen Mike Hendrix, Greentown Town Council member from Ward 3, - submitted his letter of resignation dated June 1- because he is moving to Nevada. Howard County Democrat Chairman, Mike Imbler, notified Precinct Committeewoman Pat Harden fiom Liberty 4 and Committeeman Joe Buckley fiom Liberty 2 of the vacancy. Eligible Democrats were instructed to send a certified letter to Imbler, nominating themselves. Imbler held a party caucus at his home on June 25 at which time Jerry Scott Flick was elected. Flick lives at 125 Holiday Drive. He is a superintendent of skilled trades at Delphi Delco. He is 41 years old, is married to Joyce and is the father of three sons. He is not aligned with either major political party, but is an Independent. Imbler said he is encouraged to have a person of the younger generation showing interest in serving his town in this way. c'
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2001-07, 08:07|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
|Usage Statement||The Greentown Area Residential Association has granted permission to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library and the Greentown Historical Society to copy any and all issues of the Greentown Grapevine. Permission granted to view and print items from this digital collection for personal use, study, research, or classroom teaching.|
|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Glass Auction Draws Large Crowd; Could a Greentown Fund Make Dreams Come True?; Ordinance Passed Regulation Bicycles, Skareboards, and More
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, July 2001, Volume 08, Issue 07|
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