The Greentown Grapevine – 1994-07, 01:07 - Page 1
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The Greentown Survey Form on Page 16 Grapevine Volume 1, Issue 7 " a paper for the people" July 1994 Fountain's Future? by Jolene Moore It isn't often, in today's world, that we citizens have the opportunity to have direct input in issues normally left to our leaders. Now is such a time and I hope you choose to participate. Our Town Council President, Bob Armstrong, provided this opportunity when he approached the Grapevine to conduct a survey to determine what the people felt should be done about the fountain. In 1976, Greentown celebrated the bicentenniel by erecting the fountain outside City Hall and the Glass Museum. The fountain was funded by donations. Many local residents and organizations contributed money, materials, and labor. Dedication of the fountain took place on July 4, 1976. This is not the first time that the fountain's future has been in jeopardy. In 1984, the question of keeping or removing the fountain first surfaced. Some members of the Town Board wanted the fountain removed and members of the Glass Museum wanted it to stay. A compromise was made. The minutes of the Town Board meeting of April 3, 1984 reads as follows: " 2. The Greentown Museum offered to take over the responsiblity if the town would bring it up to par. The Greentown Business Association would be willing to aid in bringing it up to par. 9. The fountain committee had met and determined the estimated cost of putting the fountain up to par would be $ 125.00. This would include painting the dish, plumbing the spray, repair the cap cover and replace 2 pieces of cap stone. This work to be completed by the town and turned over to the Museum group by May 19th, 1984." Since that time the Museum has been responsible for the maintenance. But the fountain's future is once again in question. Bob Armstrong said that, if the majority of residents feel that the fountain should be removed, he could have the work done by volunteers at no cost to the taxpayers. He believes that it would cost around $ 3000 to. renovate the fountain area, if the residents voted to keep it. Jim Hill, president of the Glass Museum wants the fountain to stay. He believes that it is an asset to our town. Jim said that he heard comments during the recent Glass Festival that Greentown's fountain was unique in a town our size. He explained that the Museum board is investigating a different center spray and that the board is willing to spend money to upgrade the fountain. Here is where we, the residents, come in. We can vote and have input in this decision. Both parties seem to be open to suggestions. Fill out and send the form provided on page 16 before July 15. Your vote could determine the future of the fountain. ~ x5Z~ iifxffrr~ r~ rrrrrrrrrrrrrr, Q County Wide Ice Cream Social Q ti Seiberling Mansion n W 3- 7 pm W . W Ice Cream SO a scoop & Cake . SO a piece n n n n Sesquicentennial Auction of Commemorative n n n Pie Eating Contest n nn Sunday, July 10 Old Fashion Games Live Entertainment Items 6- 7 pm: Coins, Certificates, Afghans, etc. n Carriage Rides $ 5.00 per person Best Beard, Best Costume, Knobby Knees Contest Antique Cars Roller Skating on Kingston Circle 9 Re- Enactments & Family Fun ~ ~ x x x ~ ~ ~ ~ l x r r ~ r r r r x r x x ~ ~ x ~ ~ x ~ Aimee McCullom receives a Queen's Crown from 1993 Queen Misty Sample at the 1994 Greentown Glass Festival. More Festival pictures on pages 5,8 & 9. Additional Classrooms Planned For Elementary The Eastern Howard School Board on June 21 set the wheels in motion for a likely addition of 6 classrooms to the Elementary building. They authorized advertising of a base bid for the 6 classrooms and separate bids for seven renovation projects. The six classrooms would be built on the east side of the south end of the Elementary. Constructionis expected to start this fall or early winter. The renovation prcijects include work which needs to be done in an area to the west of the proposed addition in preparation for the addition. Two restroomsin the south wing are slated for renovation. Exterior doors and frames on the south end of the building would be replaced under the plan. A new freezer for the food service would be purchased to replace the present freezer which is not sufficient in size, Reroofing and - repairs are needed on the northwest wing. The boiler and aulrillary boiler are to be replaced with a new boiler. The only renovation in this plan which will affect both the elementary and high school buildings is changing lighting to energy efficient lamps and ballast. At this time PSI is offering cost sharing for this type of change. The renovations would not likely begin until the spring of ' 95. The necessity for adding classrooms at this time was determinned by the Board to be the best way to follow orders from the Indiana Board of Education to stop using the four portable classrooms f o r instruction by the fall of 1996. The portables can still be used for non- instructional purposes. Superintendent Lindan Hill says the proposed renovations are not all that needs to be done but that " This is the ' A' list." Advertisements for bids for the proposed work will be made on July 21 and July 28. The bids will . be received by The P a r t e n h e i m e r G r o u p , architectural consultants, on Sept. 6 and will be brought to the Board on September 13 for their recommendation. The Board also authorized Dr. Hill to seek a financial consultant for the purpose of developing a financial package by which to finance the additions and renovations.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1994-07, 01:07|
|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: Fountain's Future?; Additonal Classrooms Planned for Elementary
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, July 1994, Volume 01, Issue 07|
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