Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce President Larry Murphy reports there are 35 local businesses represented on the chamber's Shoppers Discount Card this year.
Funds from the $10 discount cards will be donated to the Cedaredge High School athletic department.
The cards are available now from CHS student athletes, according to the chamber.
The cards will give discounts to four lodges or motels, seven retail businesses, 14 service businesses, and ten restaurants, Murphy said. Murphy pitched the first seven card sales to the town board members, and it appeared he has made seven successful presentations at one time.
In other business at their April meeting the town trustees dealt with the following:
• AppleFest is already back on the chamber's agenda. May 1 was the first scheduled meeting of the AppleFest Committee this year and, Murphy added, reservations for booth space are beginning to come in.
• Cedaredge Public Library manager Lea Hart announced that library district budget cutting will result in a one-hour cut in open hours at the CPL. At the time of her announcement to the town board on April 18 the planned cut was a "proposal," Hart said. The one-hour cut in opening time would take place on Wednesday when the library's evening of extended hours will be shortened to end at 7 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. as has been the practice. The new hours took effect May 1.
The decision to cut hours is affecting all the county libraries and was "strictly budgeting and based on usage," Hart said. "We're lucky; the Delta Library is getting cut by four hours. It's what's going on."
Hart is also manager of the Delta Library which is open six days a week. The Cedaredge Library is open five days.
• Trustees approved the appointment of Jane Everett to the Historic Preservation Board.
• Trustees adopted a proclamation setting May 1 as the observance of Arbor day in Cedaredge with events taking place this year at the new Cedaredge Elementary School.
• The long-awaited community message sign project is moving toward completion. Chamber president Murphy noted that the sign has been built and is scheduled to be installed soon. The sign is a variable message device intended to flash non-commercial community messages to motorists passing along the town's main commercial strip on Grand Mesa Drive.
• Trustees adopted resolutions approving a budget supplement; regarding the police officers pension fund; and another one appointing town officers for the year.
• The town board gave an extension to developer John Peters for the approval of his Orchard Meadows subdivision plan at the corner of NW 9th and NW Cedar.
• Trustees approved agreements for maintenance services on the golf course irrigation system, and also OK'd the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club use of Town Park facilities during Little Britches Rodeo Weekend.
• Town administrator Katie Sickles reported that due to bureaucracy and red tape issues the "highway enhancement" project planned at Grand Mesa Drive and West Main Street won't take place before 2014.blog comments powered by Disqus