Grant Memorial to get a fresh coat of paint

The Down Home Christmas is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, and officials in the Village of Bethel are concerned with appearances. One of the biggest concerns has been the exterior of the Grant Memorial Building.

“I would like to recommend that we get the exterior painting done for the Grant Memorial Building,” said public works chair and councilman Tim Cherry, during the council meeting on Monday, Nov. 9. “Grant Memorial Funds are available. I’d like to know what the possibility is of getting the painting done in time for the Down Home Christmas.”

Fiscal officer Angel Burton told council members that the state auditor had taken into account the need for the village to leave more than $5,000 in the general fund. She noted that she would like to keep at least $1,500 in the fund as a cushion but that there was money available for the project.