The Greentown Grapevine – 2001-09, 08:09 - Page 1
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" Volume 8, Issue 9 " a baber c Comprehensive Plan Presented to Planning Commission Don Humphrey, Foresight Engineering, presented the final draft of the Greentown Comprehensive Plan to the Planning Commission on August 21. He explained that a Comprehensive, Plan is a planning document, giving guidance on what should and should not be accepted with regard to new land developments. It is a " blueprint" to use when developers come to town interested in new projects. Public input has been achieved so far by the appointment of a group- of people representative of various segments of the town. This group sponsored a survey in the Greentown Grapevine. Those comments are included in the Plan. The Planning Commission will review the Plan and meet again August 28 to make any suggestions or revisions which will be incorporated into the Plan. A public hearing will be held Sept. 25,6: 30 p. m. in the Town Hall to receive comments regarding the Plan. The Comprehensive Plan states the present view of the town and establishes goals. It also establishes an " area of influence" roughly two miles out, over which the town would have an advisory role with the county in reviewing any development within this area. After adoption of the Plan by the Town Council, work will begin on updating zoning ordinances concerning buildings, streets, sidewalks, etc. State law dictates that a Comprehensive Plan must be in place before those ordinances can b_ e_ updated. Public Hearing September 25,2001, at 6: 3p p. m. in the Greentown Town Hall. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments regarding the Comprehensive Plan being considered by the Town. The Plan can be viewed at the Greentown Utility Office. Model " A" Club Visits Glass Museum Twenty- nine members of the Indiana- for many. Ohio Region Model " A" Club visited Members came from Marion, the Greentown Glass Museum on Elwood, Anderson, Alexandria, August 5. They had been to a monthly Muncie, Daleville, Greenfield, and meeting and picnic near Elwood and Richmond. drove up to Greentown to complete the The nine cars, Model " A" s from years day's events. 1928- 1931, made quite a " parade" Museum president, Jim Teter, coming into town. Standing in front of showed the group around the museum their roadster are Denny and Carrie and explained the history of the famous Stephens, with Jim Teter on the left. glass. It was a first visit to the museum Photo by Rachel Jenkins YT the fieople" September 2001 Bridge Washes Out Heavy rains in a short amount of time caused the partial collapse of the bridge in County Road 850 East ( North Meridian St.) Saturday morning, August 25. Ike bridge is between the entrance to the fairgrounds and Sycamore Road ( 1 00 U). The Greentown Wastewater plant reported 2.7" of rain during the day Saturday. Ted Cain, Howard County Highway Engineer/ Supervisor, said he lidn't think the complete bridge would need to be replaced, just repaired. He : xpects it to be open again in 2 to 3 weeks, although a determination had not been 8 nade by August 27. Photo ly Rachel Jenkins School Board Hires Attorney The Eastern Howard School Board ippointed Mark A. McCannTas school tttorney with a fee of $ 125 per hour for iervices rendered. The term began as 3f the meeting August 14 and runs hrough the annual reorganization neeting of the Board, which will be luly 2002. Mr. McCann is a partner in he law firm, King, McCann & Scott of Kokomo. The appointment was made ipon the recommendation of Superintendent, Dr. Healy. Upon a recommendation of Dr. 3ealy, the Board voted an increasegf 6.10 to the high school student lunch > rice, making it $ 2.10. Dr. Healy requested and received ipproval for review and study in three lifferent areas. The first was to hire a : onsultant to review the school nsurance program as to ways to cut : osts. The cost to hire a consultant is : xpected to be between one and two housand dollars. Due to the amount of nsurance claims the last few months, a ransfer of appropriations totalling $ 85,000 was necessary. The Board voted to hire a specialist kom the law fm, Ice Miller Donadio md Ryan, to review the corporation's etirement plan. This study is in esponse to a request from the State. The third study requested was for a facilities study to be done by an architectural and engineering fm. Dr. Healy explained that the purpose of the study is to prepare priorities for maintenance schedules and not to look for a new project at this time. He stated that all projects would be planned so that they could be done from Capital Projects Fund budget as monies are available. Early release dates of October 5, November 2 1, January 1 8, February 15, March 8, and April 26 were approved. Alley and Sewage : Highlight Public. Comments Mark Henry, 21 8 N. Mill St., came to the Greentown Town Council with a question about an alley bordering his lot. He has maintained it with stone as far back as his property and asked if it was closed or open or dosed. Council President, Roger Wolfe, told him the alley had to be left open. The Council told Henry Town will maintain the part which he has been using, but that it may not receive snow plowing. Atthe other end of the alley, near Maple Street, trees are preventing utility trucks from using the alley. The Council will look into the matter. continued on page IO .
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2001-09, 08:09|
|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: Comprehensive Plan Presented to Planning Commission; Bridge Washes Out; School Board Hires Attorney; Alley and Sewage Highlight Public Comments; Model "A" Club Visits Glass Museum
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, September 2001, Volume 08, Issue 09|
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