The Greenwood Selectmen recently discussed the proposed state budget and how it could effect us. Town Manager Kim Sparks said that we would lose an estimated $53,000 a year in state revenue if this budget is passed. You know whose pockets that money could eventually come out of. Our Selectmen are hoping the proposed state budget will not pass.
Budget meetings for Greenwood begin Thursday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m., at the town office, and will continue every Thursday for about six weeks.
A request was received from Doug Grover by Town Manager Sparks concerning an illegal junk yard on his Rowe Hill property. He asked that the Town discontinue legal action against him for this. He stated that friends would help him clean it up, but he still refused to have Greenwood's Code Enforcement Officer Joelle Corey Whitman take pictures of the illegal junk yard. Based on this refusal, the Selectmen decided to continue the legal action. Grover did not attend the meeting.
US Postal rates will go up Jan. 27 as well as box rents. This is on top of the USPO's proposed cuts in service to its patrons. Raise rates and lower service. Hmmm, interesting way to run a business.
Mt.Abram has installed two electric-vehicle charging stations near the main lodge for people who drive electric and hybrid cars. They are the second ski area in the US to do this. The other is in Stevens Pass, Wash. Good move, Mt. A.
Lorene Mills hosted her family's annual “Christmas in January” party Sunday at her home on the Knoll. Everyone enjoyed a light lunch with plenty of desserts including a delicious birthday cake made by Calla Cobb to celebrate anyone who has a birthday in the coming year. There was an exchange of gifts and lots of good fellowship. There was even a snowball fight enjoyed by the children both big and small. They ranged between six and twenty-something years. Those present were Laura Hutchins, Lorraine Larson, Mandy and Mat Conkright and children Richard, Blythe and Malia, Calla Cobb and her significant other Dave and his son Will, Preston Cobb and his significant other Abbie Hutchins, Ralph Mills and his wife and hostess Lorene Mills.
There have been a number of dramatic sunrises this January. With the sun rising at 7 a.m., that means we can sleep in a bit and still get to see the dawn. Clouds, haze, particles in the air, and the lower angle of the sun combine to produce the purples, pinks, oranges, and reds we have seen this winter. Some of the most beautiful sunrises (and sunsets) feature solid decks of middle or high clouds that cover the entire sky except for a narrow clear strip near the horizon. The angle of the sun's rays is beginning to steepen as we move closer to spring, so enjoy those gorgeous sunrises while we have them.
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