Granada Water Tanks Set for Cleaning



The Granada Trustees voted to hire the MDS, Marine Diving Solutions firm out of Centennial, CO to clean the town’s three water tanks at a cost of $5,100. The cleaning is done periodically and Granada used the firm in 2014.  No schedule was set for the cleaning.

The Trustees will advertise for bids for the annual summer maintenance of the town’s park which includes watering and mowing as well as general upkeep. A list of duties will be posted along with the application form which is available at the post office, Stop 2 Shop and the town office.  The Trustees directed Police Chief David Dougherty to move forward with erecting monitoring cameras overlooking the park in light of some vandalism that has occurred there.  The kid’s slide at the playground is missing some parts and one of the missing rims on a basketball backstop should be replaced in the near future.

The Trustees took no action at this point on purchasing recycling bins for the community-at-large. Mayor Glenn Otto, said Prowers County Commissioner, Wendy Buxton-Andrade said she is investigating some possible grant money to pay for the purchase and he will be in touch with her for future developments.

The Trustees are planning a future meeting with the two part-time police officers and one potential part-time officer to review their duties and availability to fill in for Chief Dougherty at times throughout the year.

Chief Dougherty said one of the town’s police vehicles is in need of a new windshield and repairs to a door and he will start with local bids for the cost of replacement. The department responded to 45 service calls in February and 46 in January.  Year-to-date revenues from traffic and other citations is at $1,472.75.  Dougherty said he took part in a recent scheduled ‘shooter situation’ exercise at the Granada High School conducted by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office.  A similar exercise was held earlier in the month in Holly.

The annual spring hydrant flushing program is underway and some of the new LED streetlights the Trustees purchased earlier this year are being installed around the town. The next Trustees meeting will be at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 11th.

By Russ Baldwin

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