By: Jennifer Britt
The Parsons Advocate
Joe Kosanic is the newest member of the Town of Davis Council. Kosanic was sworn in by Council Reporter, Jennie Helmick. Kosanic said, “I was born and raised in Parsons. I have lived here my whole life. I worked at Kingsford Manufacturing and recently retired as a maintenance tech and worked in the maintenance field my whole life. I have a good knowledge of the area and the town, and I care for the town.”
There is now another seat available on the council as Councilwoman Charlotte Wales has resigned. Anyone wishing to fill the council seat must be a resident of Davis for at least one year. The seat will be for the remainder of the term that ends on June 30, 2023.
Mayor, Al Tomson, reported on the recent sewer leak at the industrial park. Tomson said, “The sewer leak we have at the industrial park received a grant for $191,000 for the IJDC (Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council) down in Charleston. That project is an emergency. It is moving forward very rapidly. Doug and Mark got prices and will get ready to order the supplies. Most of the pipe and supplies will be here before the contractor is even selected to do the work.” Tomson stated that the easement paperwork was being prepared by the Town’s attorney and the Development Authority has had an emergency meeting to approve permission for the right of way to conduct the work needed.
The Town of Davis Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking volunteers to assist in the December 3 “Christmas in the Mountains” event. The event is set to take place in Davis and will include at parade at 4 p.m. followed by an open house and festival of trees at the Davis Volunteer Fire Department from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will be concluded with a tree lightening at the Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. During the open house there will be a decorated artificial Christmas trees contest. The trees will be decorated by individuals, school groups, and businesses. Trees are needed for the event and can be donated at the Town Hall.
Parks and Recreation will also be starting the basketball night at the Davis Community Center on November 30, on Wednesday’s, from 6 to 8 p.m. They are also working on raising funds by taking donations for planting some trees for an arboretum at the Riverfront Park and looking to add Pickleball at the community center. They are awaiting news from a grant written to purchase the supplies needed.
Pickleball is an indoor or outdoor racket/paddle sport where two players (singles), or four players (doubles), hit a perforated hollow polymer ball over a 36-inch-high (0.91 m) net using solid-faced paddles. Opponents on either side of the net hit the ball back and forth until one side commits a rule infraction.
Cameras at the community center to ward off vandalism is on the list for future projects of the parks and rec as well as hooking in electric at the Riverfront Park.
Before going into executive session to discuss employee Christmas bonuses the council voted to approve the building permit for Peter Johnson to build a new home at 2 Riverwalk Place.
The Town of Davis Council will meet with the Planning Commission for a work session on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. in the Town Hall to discuss amendments to the drafted Comprehensive Plan.
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