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Preservation in the works for Historic Ward Church

Through Historic Preservation Grants, the Colorado Historical Society and the Union Congregational Church of Ward have partnered to help save the Historic Ward Church. Built 120 years ago when Ward was a booming gold-mining town, the church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an important vestige of mining history in Colorado. Sitting high on a hill above the downtown area of Ward, The Historic Ward Church survived the great Ward fire of 1900, when most of the business district of Ward burned. Today it serves as a community center for the Town.

The Historic Ward Church is in the process of applying for its second Historic Preservation Grant. This competitive grant will provide partial funding to begin the corrections needed to ensure the long-term survival of the building.

Image of Town of Ward, January 1900, before the fire
Town of Ward, January 1900, before the fire

You can read the press release about the upcoming Historic Preservation grant application here, more information about the historic preservation and view a slide show about this process

Minutes -Town Meeting-December 2015

Record of Proceedings

Regular Town Meeting

December 7, 2015

 

In Attendance– Mayor/ Karelle Scharff, Clerk/ Kristen Cornwall, Bookkeeper/ Carol Elmore, Christina Zahn, Sequoia Zahn, Bobbi Ann Goodnow, Amy Hardy, Adrianna Galue, Andy Martinek/ Council, Cynthia Bakke, Crystal Del Rios, Katrina Pattridge, Will Dator, Chris Pelletier, Matt McGavock and Raymond McAllister.

The meeting was called to order at 7:07 p.m.  At this time Kristen read the minutes from the previous meeting.  Amy Hardy did not like the wording around the impact the road improvements might have on the aspen grove between her home and the highway.  Amy wanted all to know that it is BoCo’s intention to get back to us with some ideas on how to preserve/ fix the road and what impact that may have on the trees.  With the changes, Christina motioned to accept the minutes.  Bobbi Ann seconds.  7 in favor.  4 abstained.

Department Reports

Recycling/ Sustainability– We received our $15 k from the Sustainability Grant, therefore it is now imperative that we begin planning how to match the funding with our efforts.  There will be several meetings in January to get a good start on this project.  Also there are other grant opportunities coming up that will also be discussed.

Clerk–  Kristen reported that Cirsa pointed out several areas of concern during the November Loss/ Control Meeting with Cirsa.  The electricity between the radio station and the Town Hall, as well as the failing glass ceiling in library entrance were major concerns and will cause our rates to go up if not fixed.

 Also, please note that the unsightly campers that were on the Peak to Peak near Tucker’s are GONE!  Chris Pelletier, Jesse Farmer and Tucker Pattridge loaded them into a dumpster that Ward paid for.

 Kristen pointed out the great job that Brodi Hawk has been doing shoveling.  Keep up the good work, Brods!

Agenda

Budget–  A few final changes were made such as adding funds to the Abandoned Vehicle Fund, in the amount of $400.  Also, a new line item was added for yearly funding for the Kid’s Christmas Party/ Pageant/ Talent Show, in the amount of $100.  Christina motioned to accept the budget.  Bobbi Ann seconds.  12 in favor. 1 abstained.  

Reading of Marijuana/ Bicycle Ordinance– After much more discussion about inspections of electricity and how to keep grows organic, Christina Zahn motioned to extend our moratorium on licensing “legal grows” until December 2016.  Amy Hardy seconds.  12 in favor.  1 abstained.

 At this time, Andy motioned to have the “single-file ordinance” voted on at our regular April election.  Christina seconds.  All were in favor.

New Business

Katrina & Crystal–  These ladies were present to ask for help funding the Kid’s Christmas Party.  This was a no-brainer.  All were in favor of a yearly $100 donation to this fabulous celebration!  A new line was added to the budget for the future!  You ladies ROCK!

Meeting Adjourned @ 9 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kristen Cornwall