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Volume 11, Issue 2 % paper fm thepe~ pk” February 2004 Council Begins New Year v All members of the Greentown Town Council and the Clerk- Treasurer were sworn in at the first meeting of the new term, January 6,2004. James Harris was re- elected President of the Council and Craig Trott Vice-president. Other members of the Council are Todd Everling, Joyce Higginbottom, and Mary Lindgren. Barbara Middleton is Clerk- Treasurer. The Council voted to rehire the firm of King, McCann & Scott as town attorney and Foresight Engineering as town engineer. They also voted to rehire all town employees. They are Kevin Moss, Water; Bill Ross, Wastewater; Steve Rule, Laborer- WWTP; Gene Miller, Laborer; Deborah Bessler; Utility Office; Mary Lou McCalment, Asst. Utilities; Jeff Bennett, Marshal; John Horton, lst Deputy; Rick Cranor, 2” d Deputy. Council members were appointed to committees: Water, Trott and Everling; Benefits, Higginbottom and Lindgren; Wastewater, Trott and Everling; Refuse Contract, Lindgren and Higginbottom; Police, Everling and Lindgren; Street, Trott and Higginbottom. Plan Commission members are: Gary Lacy, Don Downs, Garry Hill, Dan Adams, Craig Trott, Joyce Elections for School Board to Be Mav 4 J Election for three of the five seats on the Eastern Howard School Board will be held May 4. The seats subject to election are for representatives from each of the school district townships, Liberty, Jackson, and Union. Those elected will take office in July for a four year term. Steps which need to be taken to be placed on the ballot are as follows: 1. Acquire a petition from the County Clerk’s office ( in Howard County courthouse). 2. Get ten signatures from people eligible to vote from your township. 3. File the application with the County Clerk by noon February 20. Presently holding these seats are Melinda Young, Ann Renbarger, and Mark Lantz. As of January 29, Mrs. Young had filed for re- election. Higginbottom, and Mary Lindgren. Board of Zoning Appeals members are: Mike Sheridan, Gany Hill, Don Downs, Lyle Hainlen, and Ron George. Plan Commission Administrator is Gany Hill. Boat Club members are: Kevin Moss, Jeff Lanning, Merrill Shrock, Paul Crow, and Dave Catt. Representative to Howard County Emergency Management is James Harris. Harris is also representative to the Glass Museum. Craig Trott and Emmett Herr on the Greentown Library Board as appointments from the Council. Joyce Higginbottom is appointed to Howard County Solid Waste Management District. The Council heard the 2003 report from the Greentown Police Department. It showed a total of 5,6 14 hours worked, 82 traffic arrests, 168 traffic warnings, 29 ordinance violations, 3 O. W. I. arrests, 106 cases investigated, 55 cases cleared, 55 cases suspended, 2 cases to Howard County Sheriffs Department, 32 criminal arrests, 1,156 calls for service, 52 accidents investigated, 133 agency assists, and 11 court appearances. The Plan Commission Administrator gave his year- end report showing total value of improvements as $ 2,326,450.00. Fees collected totaled $ 890.00. Permits were for new structures, additions, demolitions, fences, decks, storage buildings, swimming pools, and signs. Garry Hill, 1021 Eastcrest Drive, spoke to the Council about the continuing problem of sewer back- up at his residence. He said it happened two times in the past two weeks. His sump pumps prevented flooding but he still had the smell of sewage. He has had $ 3,000.00 in expense on the problem and has been cancelled twice by homeowners insurance companies. He said he believes the long term plan of the town will take care of the problem, but he is asking for a short-term remedy. President Harris asked the town engineer to meet at the Hill residence and study the problem. It was reported that the town has received provisional approval for $ 200,000.00 for the addition of sidewalks on three blocks of East Grant Street. The Council voted to purchase a John Deere 2004 backhoe at the price of $ 64,400.00 New Restaurant Opens Greentown’s first Chinese restaurant opened thelast week of January at 102 E. Main St., the former location of The Pizza Place. It offers a large menu of food to take out. Some seating is available for those who prefer to eat in. It is open seven days a week. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 10: 30 a. m. - 1O: OO p. m. and Friday and Saturday from 10: 30 a. m. to 10: 30 p. m. In photo above are Jason, Lian Jun, Zheng ( owner) and his wife Zhang, and Keven. Photo bv Rachel Jenkins Ty 4 breentown’ s Space Connection I How many Eastern graduates can you name who have been involved in the space program? When the Greentown Historical Society presents an exhibit they are presently working on, not only will visitors be able to name them, but be able to appreciate their unique contributions to the program. Following are brief sketches of each: Webb Marner, EHS Class of 1955, works at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He was involved in testing the Mars Exploration Rover spacecraft. The two rovers presently on Mars have been in the news recently. Jim Long, EHS Class of 1956, wrote computer programs which were used to control the flight of spacecraft. He was involved in many manned missions. After 40 years with NASA, he retired in 2000. Stephen Hall, EHS Class of 1963, worked on a variety of projects including Lunar Roving Vehicle, Skylab, Space Shuttle, Hubble Space Telescope, Space lab, and International Space Station. He developed a way to take a shower in space and designed a way to take care of trash on Skylab. Dean Schaaf, EHS Class of 1964, made the transition to NASA after a career in the Navy. His work involves End of Mission Operations ( what happens after a landing). He personally knows many of the astronauts, as he debriefs them after flights. Tammy Alexander is not an Eastern graduate, but is “ close to home” as she married Reuben ( Hochstedler) Alexander, son of Robert and Rachael Hochstedler. As a NASA employee, she works with contractors such as Boeing and Lockheed. If any readers know of other Greentown natives with space connections, please call Lisa Stout, 888- 649- 0400 ( toll free).
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2004-02, 11:02|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Council Begins New Year; New Restaurant Opens; School Board to Be May 4; Greentown's Space COnnection
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, February 2004, Volume 11, Issue 02|
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