The Greentown Grapevine – 2003-08, 10:08 - Page 1
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I' Volume 10. Issue 8 '' a DaDer for the people" August 2003 Water Svstern Project Begins Will Osborn, of Keith Sullivan Excavating, does preparation work for the road leading to the proposed water tower. Work began late July on a project to i inprove G reentown ' s water storage and distribution system. Tlie project involves replacing many old water mains, doubling the size of tlie water plant on Maple Street. and building an additional elevated storage tank with 8 ' 300,000 gallon capacity. Tlie new tank will be on the south side of town, off Meridian Street and 50 S. Council President, James Harris, said this is the first upgrade to the water system tlie town has undertaken since 1958. when they bought the water company. The old mains are continually breaking. causing expense and inconvenience. The to\\ n also needs more water " in tlie air'* in order to have a wliole day's needs in storage. As the map on page 3 shows, pipes will be laid in many parts of town in the coming months. It is not possible to sal when uork nil1 be done on any particular street. There will be a map posted in tlie u indon of the Utility Office with a tentative schedule. Prior to work in an area, letters will be left with residents informing them that the contractor will soon be in their area. It will be necessary to move mailboxes, any decorative plantings, etc. that are too close to the edge of the street. The contractor will take down and reset mailboxes and will restore any yard and/ or drive cuts that are made. Any decorative plantings. fences, etc. that are involved in the right- of- way wi I I be tlie responsibility of the property owner. President Harris stated that such times as this are why right- of- ways are required; so utility work can be done. The new lines will extend to tlie meter. However, business and home owners are cautioned that with tlie upgrade there will be more pressure. Old lines from the building to the meter may not be able to withstand the pressure. If there is doubt about the line's integrity, an upgrade might be considered. , The approximately $ 2 million project will be paid for over the next twenty years by customers of the water company through their monthly bills. I n anticipation of the project, rates were raised October 2002. Financing was arranged througli the State Revolving Loan Fund ( SRF). Any questions may be directed to James Harris or to Water Superintendent, Kevin Moss, by calling the Utility Office at 628- 3263. Neil Raczkowski, also with Keith Sullivan Excavating, makes a cut in a driveway on Holiday Drive. I'lio1os hv RucIieI . Je~ kiti. s School News New Board Officers At their annual organizational meeting the Eastern Howard School Board elected Mark Lantzas president, Rex White as vice president, and Ann Renbarger, secretary. School Projects Update Hugh Wyrick Excavating, the low bid er, was awarded tlie contract for drainage work around the football tield. The - job involves renovating, repairing and putting in new drains at a cost of $ 24.840.00. New carpeting has been installed in the fifth grade wing. Some patching has been done to the high school and north elementary parkiing lots, with plans for a repaving cycle to eventually repave those lots. A remaining project is the installation ofa heyless entry sbstem. P High Interest in Public Service Nine people have tiled for the t? ve seats on the Greentown Town Council. While two are unopposed. parry miventions will need to be held to deterniine the candidate in two wards. : See tlie July G'rcrpevine for a map of tlie wards.) James A. Harris, Ward 1. wid Craig S. Trott, Ward 3, are tinopposed. Joseph A. Buckley, Detn. will face Todd A. Everling, Rep. on tlie ballot from Ward 5. I n Ward 2, two Democrats, Brad A. Cliaplin and Joyce Higginbottom. both Democrats, filed as candidates. A town convention oftlie Democrat party will need to be held before August 20 to determine which one will take tlie Council seat, as no Republicans filed from that ward. Ward 4 has three Republicans wishing to be on the council. A town convention of the Republican party will need to be held before August 20 to determine between Scott A. Deyoe, Mary E. Lindgren, and Aaron M. Shane. As there is no candidate from the Democrat party in Ward 4, the convention will determine tlie winner of the seat on tlie council. Barbara J. Middleton is the sole candidate for the ClerklTreasurer's office. She is the current incumbent. Tlie county Democrat and Republican chairmen will deterniine who will conduct tlie conventions. The dates, times and places will be posted at the office of the Greentou 11 ClerWTreasurer and possibl? other p I aces.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2003-08, 10:08|
|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: Water System Project Begins; High Interest in Public Service
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, August 2003, Volume 10, Issue 08|
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|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2003-08, 10:08 - Page 1|