June 1, 2020 Meeting Highlights

  • Election rescheduled for June 2, 2020 postponed from April 7, 2020.  Two candidates for the Town Board are on the ballot:  Richard Barton and Robert Hofer.
  • Public Works:  —Plan to remove dead trees and branches at the Town Park was approved for up to $2.000.        —Plan to clean up the right-of-way was approved, spending up to $1,000.  —Kathryn Frazier will research grants and bond proposals for Walnut Street repair and paving project.
  • Other committees:  —Farm contract expires in August.  —Cemetery sexton extended to Jim Reed until July.
  • Museum Report:  Kathryn Frazier presented a drawing of the History Museum addition.  Greg Nadler is researching costs for an estimate. Museum garden flowers are planted.  No future events are planned.
  • Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce:  —Plein Air scheduled September 19 with 70 artists signed up.  Swinging in the Vines is September 18.  AVA celebration is on hold until next year.  Candlelight Christmas Walk is in the planning stages.  Harmonie Verein Halloween plans are in progress.  All four websites (Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Town of Augusta, Augusta Heritage Foundation, and Harmonie Verein) are on the same server with the event calendars linked.
  • Information about the Harvest Festival on September 19 was presented by Ken Campbell.  The Town approved the use of their tent by the Chamber for the Harvest Festival.
  • The veterinary clinic sponsored by the Town from Washington went well.  There were 41 animal participants who received routine care.  This was up 10 from last year.
  • “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest is on hold until further notice.
  • Bob Hofer was presented an Award of Appreciation by Kathryn Frazier and the Town Board.