October – Around Ball Ground

Hello Ball Ground:

The rescheduled meeting of Mayor and Council for October will take place next Thursday, (October 24th, 2019) at 7:00 PM here at City Hall.  Items on the agenda include 2 resolutions support a grant application for nature trail construction.  1 resolution supporting retired educators, Consider first reading of a change to the local sign ordinance and finally to consider the possible sale of City property at 301 Gilmer Ferry Road.  Mayor and Council will meet in a work session at 6:00 pm with the meeting beginning at 7:00 pm.

 Hard to believe but here we are in mid-October, so the Valley Streetscapes contractor is back on site installing trees and other plantings to finalize this project.

 This Saturday there will be a 5K road race in town.  The race will begin in the vicinity of the Senior  Center on Groover Street – will run up Groover then north on Old Canton Road to the vicinity of Old Nelson Road.  Runners will turn around and come back the same course to the finish line.  This is a sanctioned race and course so times can be used for entry in some larger races.  If you want more information you can email the race director at catrun@toostrongtoquit.com  This is a repeat event from last year and supports an excellent cause (domestic violence awareness and recovery).  Please consider attending this event, but if you can’t just please use caution while travelling in this area Saturday morning.

 Ball Ground Main Street will host the annual Spooktacular in the park from 4-8pm on October 25th.  This event will be at 250 Civic Drive (Community Building and adjacent ball fields)  This is a great family event.  If you would like more information, or if your business/organization would like to sponsor a booth please contact Karla Weaver at kweaver@cityofballground.com

 We’ve had a lot of questions on the Roberts Lake Trail.  We believe we are still on track to have the main nature trail open by June 1st, 2020.    The trail itself is being constructed thru a strip of land that is only 30 feet wide, until it reaches the park which is 46 acres.  We want to make sure that we are very respectful of the private property owners adjacent to the trail.  We estimate current trail construction at 40% for walking surface but 0% on signage and markings.  Although we have sufficient funding to construct the nature trail, we are applying for grants that will make the trail less stressful and accessible to a greater number of people.

 Have a great weekend Ball Ground.


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