Town museum losing curator, request for paving bids, and other news from Shenandoah

Shenandoah Museum and Welcome Center

~ PVN staff report

SHENANDOAH, Feb. 14 — During its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Shenandoah Council heard that the Town’s museum and visitor’s center is losing its supervisor and curator next month.

After 18 years of employment with the Town of Shenandoah, Joyce Fluharty is retiring. She previously served as the supervisor of the Shenandoah Computer Center, administrative assistant to the Shenandoah Police Department and currently serves as the supervisor and curator of the Town of Shenandoah Museum and Welcome Center, as well as Shenandoah’s Art and Music Event Coordinator.

Fluharty’s last day with the Town will be Thursday, March 9.

The Town’s museum saw a total of 40 visitors during the month of January, collected $146.65 in revenue from printing services, sold two books for $33.50 and two ornaments for $20, and received $32 in donations.

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

• Held a Town Code Workshop prior to the regular council meeting. The next Town Code Workshop will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Town Hall.

• Received a letter from the Shenandoah Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization’s President Shana Pennington and Treasurer April Amend to ask the Town to donate toward renovating Shenandoah Elementary School’s courtyard. A decision will be made at the next Council meeting.

• Heard sealed bids are now being accepted to grade, pave, and stripe a 36-inch-wide trail and access connector and parking in Big Gem Park to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act for Trail Accessibility. Deadline for the sealed bids is 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28. For questions regarding the ADA Trail/Parking Paving Project or to schedule appointments for a walkover inspection, please contact the Town Manager at 540-652-8164.

• Heard the Shenandoah Industrial Corporation met Feb. 7 and changed their bylaws to allow for business operators outside Town limits to become members. Previously, the bylaws stated only business operators who lived within Town limits were allowed to be members. The group also discussed coordinating with the Chamber of Commerce to host a Business After Hours, and the need for a grocery store in Shenandoah. If a business operator in the Town of Shenandoah and would like to become a member, e-mail Jackie Sullivan-Smoot at

• Heard budget workshops will start in March prior to the regular council meetings.

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

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