The third time proved to be a charm for Adams County and the South Adams Trails Inc. group. State officials on Thursday announced that nearly $400,000 in historic preservation grant funding had been awarded for the renovation of the covered bridge near Ceylon.
Local preservationists had been rebuffed twice earlier in their attempts to secure federal Community Development Block Grant funds for the rehabilitation project.
The Geneva Town Council made appointments for 2011 during its year-end meeting last Thursday. The council also welcomed its newest member, Doug Milligan, who ran unopposed in the November election.
Milligan, who has served as Geneva's clerk-treasurer and also as the town manager, replaces Mike Schwartz, who served on the council for 12 years.