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Monday night, I attended a meeting of the Town Improvement Committee. It was an example of people working together to make the town a better place to live and visit. 

It was decided to return to the plans from the Community Design Team that visited the county in 1988. They listened to citizens’ ideas and dreams, visited different parts of the county, and helped draw up a plan. Some of the ideas have been carried out, but the gateway to the town has not been improved. A landscape expert and someone experienced in designing parks will be contacted for help.

Plans were made to improve the town in stages. It was decided to make plans to fill the town hall site and have a mini park with plantings, benches, lighting and possibly a playground. A small structure, such as a gazebo, is planned for the center with visitor information. This will be done in a way that will not interfere with a new town hall when the money is available.

A representative was scheduled to be at the town office on Wednesday, Aug. 29, to present a plan for obtaining trees for the town. This meeting was open to the public.

WalMart of Spencer will send a delegation from the store on Saturday, Sept. 15, to work on Grantsville Municipal Park, under the direction of Pam Weaver, manager, who is a resident of Calhoun County. Local volunteers will be needed to assist in the work and provide food for the work force. Koffee Kup restaurant has offered to provide sandwiches.

Stump Hotel and Family History Center have received grants to progress with work. The outside of the hotel is ready for primer and paint, and work on the electrical system will start in the next few weeks. This will be a bright spot on Main Street.

Many homeowners in town have beautiful plantings. These will be featured in coming issues of the Chronicle. Contact the newspaper by sending an email to to give notification of a beauty spot in your neighborhood.

Members present were Frank Venezia, Jim Morris, Gary Knight, Theresa Cain, Darlene Reichart, Amy Jacobs and Helen Morris.

Yes, I am an optimist! I know we can pull together to give Grantsville Calhoun Pride! We will keep Calhoun on the map!

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