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Open house for center successful

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Brad Webster
STAUNTON -- After witnessing approximately 100 people come through the doors of the new community center, members of the Staunton Town Council deemed Sunday's open house a success.

"I think it went off without a hitch," council member Brad Webster said.

"We had a lot of good compliments," council member Andy Kirchner added.

The council met for its monthly meeting Monday. Council member Ed Nevins was not in attendance.

During the meeting, it was suggested by several residents the town should consider keeping the second Sunday in July open from now on as a possible street fair and to honor the anniversary of the open house of the center.

The council liked the idea, but no action was taken.

Meanwhile, Priority Project Resources grant writer Shannon McLeod provided council members with a financial breakdown of the town's sources of funds Monday.

McLeod told the board total expenditures for the center were $481,880. She then informed the board they had an estimated $12,470 left in funds from the project.

McLeod said the town accumulated $494,300 for the center and $406,900 was obtained through the Indiana Office of Housing and Rural Affairs through a grant from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant money was secured in July 2009.

The board also discussed possible future projects for the town, but no action was taken.

In other business, council members learned the town's wastewater treatment plant had no overflows during the month of June.

In addition, the council learned some residents had been pulling up blue flags that had been placed by the waterworks department to mark water lines from waterworks representative Jake Raubuch.

The council meets regularly on the second Monday of each month at the community center. Its next scheduled meeting is for 7 p.m., Aug. 9.



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