~ Based on meeting notes provided by Shenandoah Town Clerk Lora Jenkins
SHENANDOAH — The Newport-Grove Hill Ruritan Club and the Town of Shenandoah will be hosting a Halloween Costume Parade at Shenandoah River Park, 315 Morrison Road, at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31.
Participants should bring bikes, wagons and strollers for the parade, or participants may also walk. After the parade, free pizza, drinks and candy will be offered, while supplies last. There will also be a Fall scene for pictures.
Trick-or-treating will be observed in the Town of Shenandoah on Sunday, Oct. 31 with a curfew of 10 p.m.
For more information call Town Hall (540) 652-8164.
In other news items from its Oct. 12 meeting, the Shenandoah Council:
• Approved a project agreement with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation 2021 Trail Access Grant. The Town was awarded the reimbursement grant in the amount of $43,513. The Trail Access Grant program is a 100-percent reimbursement program for trail projects that increase access to trail opportunities for people with disabilities. The grant is only for existing land and water trails and trail features. This grant will be used to pave an ADA-compliant trail at Big Gem Park, and have benches installed on the trail, as well as a trailhead sign. If any money is left, the parking lot around the Big Gem bathroom will be paved.
• Authorized the purchase of a 2021 Dodge Charger for the Police Department to replace the 2016 Dodge Charger that was totaled by a citizen hitting it recently. The total cost of the 2021 Dodge Charger with a delivery charge is $30,000. However, VRSA Insurance will pay $22,725.00, so the final cost of the 2021 Dodge Charger is $7,275. Payment will be taken from the General Fund Capital Improvement Account and transferred to the General Fund checking account. The Town will receive additional insurance to replace the damaged equipment.
• Authorized applying for the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Program. If approved by the program, the Town will have electric vehicle chargers installed at 507 First Street (Mill Building). The grant pays up to $3,500 per port for site preparation and installation of electric vehicle chargers. Blink provides the chargers at no cost.
• Reappointed Karen Comer to the Shenandoah Planning Commission through Oct. 1, 2025.
• Presented the October 2021 Commercial Community Enhancement Award to R. C. Gochenour & Sons Plumbing, 731 Fourth Street.
• Heard Girl Scout Troop #40771 will be painting a pumpkin face on a round bale on behalf of the Town for a Fall decoration. The round bale will be placed at the entrance to the Shenandoah Landing and River Park. Thanks to Gary Comer for the donation of the round bale and the Girl Scouts for volunteering to paint the round bale.