Greenwood Events
Thursday, Febuary 14, 2002

Council elects new officers

By Mike McClure
The Greenwood Town Council reorganized during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, following an election last month. The council also received an update on the town’s sidewalk project. Incumbents Donald Donovan and Randy Willey were re-elected in the town’s election on Jan. 19, while newcomer Alan Pongratz was elected to fill a vacant position on the council. The council voted to keep Donovan and Willey as mayor and vice mayor, and councilman Carl Peters will continue to serve as treasurer/secretary. Pongratz will oversee the sewer and water department, while councilwoman Brenda Tallent continues as police commissioner and streets chair. Engineer Chuck Hauser told the council he expects the state to approve the town’s sidewalk project. The project, which would begin in March pending state approval, would include sidewalk work on Market Street, Mill Street and Governors Avenue. The $95,000 project will be funded through transportation enhancement funds. The town’s 20 percent match will come from a suburban street aid grant. The council also voted to purchase a dumpster for bulk trash at a cost of $1,500. The town provides the service once a year. The container will be provided for Greenwood citizens around late April.

Bridgeville plans annexation vote

By Mike McClure
The Bridgeville Commission adopted the town’s comprehensive land use ordinance during its meeting on Monday, Feb. 11. The commission also moved forward with the annexation process for the Kenny, Inc. property and the site of the new middle school. The commission adopted the land use plan (the town’s first ever) on Monday night. The plan, which was drafted last November, has been certified by the state. The passage of the plan allowed the commission to move forward with the annexation process for two major projects near the town: the Kenny plant and the Woodbridge Middle School. Both properties have met the annexation requirements which include submission of a petition from neighboring property owners. The town will hold a public comment meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. to discuss the annexation requests. The annexation referendum will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Only residents of the town who are registered to vote (or register prior to the election) can vote in the referendum.

Click it or Ticket
The town’s police department will take part in a state program called Click it or Ticket during the first two weeks in March. The program involves check points and patrols aimed at encouraging people to buckle their seat belts.