Council approves playground equipment for Big Gem and other Shenandoah news

Shenandoah tree lighting
The annual Shenandoah Christmas tree lighting takes place at the gazebo at Big Gem Park.

~ PVN staff report

SHENANDOAH, March 14 — During its meeting on Tuesday night, the Shenandoah Council authorized the purchase of playground equipment for Big Gem Park.

The equipment will be purchased from Playground Specialists Inc. in the amount of $13,557.

The council previously approved an amount of $11,433 — with $6,000 to be paid through grant funds provided by the Page Alliance for Community Action, and $4,889.13 funded through federal ARPA funds.

An additional $544.15 will be paid from Big Gem donations, while the remaining $2,123.72 will be paid from the Parks and Recreation budget.

Just prior to the regular council meeting, the Town Council held a Budget Workshop. The next Budget Workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28 at Town Hall. After the workshop, a rezoning request and joint public hearing with the planning commission will be held at 7 p.m., followed by the regular council meeting.

In other business at its March 14 meeting, the Shenandoah Council took the following actions:

• Heard that the Personnel Committee of the Council will be meeting on Thursday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m. at Town Hall to review applications received for the Town Clerk position.

• Heard that Public Works is cutting down trees to allow electric lines to be installed for the new well. This has saved the Town $40,000.

• Heard that the Town is waiting on two signs needed in order to install stop signs on Junior Avenue.

• Received the February 2023 Town of Shenandoah Museum and Welcome Center attendance record and revenue for review. There were 68 visitors to the Museum and Welcome Center in February.

Shenandoah news briefs taken from notes provided by the Town Clerk.

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