The Greentown Grapevine – 2002-03, 09:03 - Page 1
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The Greentown " a paper for the people" March 2002 Annexation Approved New Medical Clinic Will Be In Town Limits Approximately five acres at 7 12 W. Main Street will be annexed into the Town of Greentown. This is the location of the proposed St. Joseph Greentown Family Physicians building. The building will have offices for two physicians, Dr. Ken Ridgeway being one. It will also have laboratory, X-Ray and pharmacy. Site preparation has begun, with completion planned for late summer. The Greentown Town Council approved the annexation ordinance on February 2, 2002. It will be in effect March 18. Council president, James Harris, said the Town is very happy to have the facility coming to Greentown. Although the fown is under a ban from IDEM preventing the addition of new sewer hook- ups, IDEM granted a waiver for this site. Well head Protection Plan Proceeding The town is in a continuing process of developing and maintaining a wellhead protection plan. Mandated by state and federal agencies, this process identifies the areas in which contamination of the town's water source might be a problem. Once identified, certain types of development would be controlled in those areas. Police and Water Departments to Get New Computers Responding to a request from the Greentown Police Dept., the Council approved the purchase of a new computer system for the department. It includes a main frame and three work stations. After reviewing costs of Gateway, Dell and Tangent brands, Tangent was selected at a cost of $ 4,242.95. The Council also approved a request from the Water & Street Dept. for a Dell computer at a cost of $ 1,239.00. Public Hearing Scheduled A public hearing on the request for annexation of property at 729 West Main is scheduled for April 2,2002, at 7: OO p. m. in the town meeting room. School Board Hears Facilities Report Representatives of MSKTD & Associates and L & W Construction Company presented their recommendations of diagnostics and replacements in the three areas of school buildings identified as being of highest priority in addressing problems. The heating and air conditioning at the elementary has been uneven room-to- room with no means of proper control. This includes humidity as well as temperature. Architect, Gary Voirol, explained. this is partly due to the additions over the years with separate systems. A program of rebalancing the system and doing diagnostics to determine efficiency was proposed, at a cost of $ 30,000 plus engineering fees of $ 2,400. Superintendent, Dr. Steven Healy, stated that the benefits of the project would be not only improved comfort, but total maintenance savings and planning for the future of the WAC system. The board approved the expenditure. Areas of the roof at the jr/ sr high school building are in need of replacement. The architects recom-mended a thermal scan of the entire expected annual energy and water roof to confirm the extent of wet savings would be $ 17,763. Additional insulation under the roof membrane. savings should exist in reduced staff This will allow determination of the maintenance costs. The. board extent to which insulation needs to be approved expenditure of $ 12 - 13,000 replaced and to project repairs and for design and the bidding process. replacement as ongoing maintenance of Superintendent Healy wi- I1 work on the roof. The board approved the finding funding for the project, but $ 2,3 10 fees for the thermal scan. even if construction is postponed, the The area in greatest need of design will be in place. Healy stated, replacement is in the swimming pool. " The present system is costing time and As the pool is thirty- five years old, money. If we do nothing, we may lose much of the equipment which controls the use of the pool." water quantity and quality is showing Expenditure for the projects will be rust. There is also a loss of water from from Capital Projects and Debt the pool of 3" per week. A study done week, indicating a Progressing Joel Matthews was honored by the problem. The chemical control system school board for being named a is outdated and requires more labor National Merit Commended Scholar. than new The good is Guidance Counselor, Ron Wyatt, stated that the PO01 itself is in fairly good that 1.2 million students take the test, shape. A Project totalling $ 273,450 covering areas of verbal, math and was recommended. This writing. The top 1% are classified include updating of the filters, heater, tQ, mmendedll. chemical system, gutter replacement, tank replacement, pool grouting, ladders, and pool seating. The Service, not affecting the tax rate. four years ago found a loss of 1" per Matthews Honored Graduation Date Set The 2002 EHS graduation ceremony will be Sunday, June 2. Spelling Bee Winners Eastern Elementary and Middle Schools recently held spelling bees. The winners are eligible to participate in the Photos bv Rachel Jenkins Kokomo Tribune Spelling Bee March 18 at Havens Auditorium, Kokomo. Kipp McClain ( on left) was the Elementary Spelling Bee winner with the word '' purify". Dane DeWitt is alternate. Eric Altman ( on left) was the Middle School Spelling Bee winner with the word " visibility". Andy Maher is alternate.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2002-03, 09:03|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
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|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Annexation Approved; School Board Hears Facilities Report
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, March 2002, Volume 09, Issue 03|
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