Archive - 2014 - News Article
It was obvious that Tuesday night’s Decatur City Council meeting was the year’s finale, with several year-end matters handled. Among them were a group of reappointments.
Ron Storey, Rex Hinsky and Max Miller were given new one-year terms on the city’s redevelopment commission by Mayor John Schultz. North Adams board member Ben Faurote represents that board on the commission, but is a non-voting member.
Dave Haggard was given a new four-year term on the Board of Zoning Appeals, by the mayor.
St. Joseph School presented “Chimes in the Night” Sunday in the school auditorium. Kindergarten students, fourth graders, the St. Joe Sensations and all middle school choirs performed during the event. Photo provided
With all hope gone of convincing county officials to construct a new court building on the 1st Street site of the abandoned Schafer building, city council on Tuesday night took the first steps toward a possible purchase of the building.
Before anything can be done, city council needed to appoint Mayor John Schultz as a purchasing agent to look into matter.
“We’ve not decided anything; this is just the first step that’s required before anything can be done,” the mayor said.
Homes in the Lake Shore addition on Decatur’s easternmost edge are in full holiday mode, with decorative Christmas lights strung at several of the homes there.
The South Adams Music Department staged its annual Christmas band and choir concert Tuesday evening in Burkhalter Auditorium. Featured were the middle school and high school bands and choirs. Above, Director Curt Amstutz leads the seventh- and eighth-grade band through its performance.
Photo by J Swygart
City officials are moving quickly to get in place a new-hire communications coordinator, and there is a chance the person chosen could be on the job sometime in February.
The Adams County Carnegie Library is a historic structure, and while its present condition may not be pristine, it is nonetheless worth saving from demolition, a group of about two dozen local residents agreed at the second public meeting of the Friends of the Carnegie Library Thursday night at Riverside Center.
Officials with the Adams County Regional Sewer District board are hopeful bids will be taken in February for construction of the county’s first-ever rural sewer collection system.
The new year is just around the corner, and Adams Central Community Schools’ board of education will find that with the new year will come a new board member. Board member Dave Fox will resign from the board effective Dec. 31. The board has 30 days from that date to fill the vacancy. If no district resident submits an application, the seat will be filled through an appointment by Adams County Circuit Court Judge Chad Kukelhan.