Wednesday Study Club hears from City Manager about future
The Wednesday Study Club met on May 11 at the D Brown Library with 16 members and guests in attendance. Beth Allen called the meeting to order.
A Collect for Club Women was read, and flag pledges recited.
Allen mentioned that plans for the 75th library anniversary are in the works with the executive committee taking the lead. Ann Sonntag presented the slate of officers for 2022-2024 including the following:
President Pat Runcie, Vice President Norma Burns, 2nd Vice President Candy Fikes, Secretary/Reporter Carol Stock, Treasurer Sharon Skupin, and Parliamentarian Mary Ann Mitchell.
Skupin spoke on behalf of Librarian Kelly Hughes about her summer reading program, “Oceans and Possibilities.” There are several items for the children that she wishes to purchase from Amazon and the WSC voted to help defray those expenses.
Allen introduced City Administrator, Kenny Murray, who reported that the building currently housing old copies of The Rosebud News will no longer be available, and those newspapers will be relocated in a climate-controlled room in City Hall that will provide space for the papers, a storage area, and a work area.
The city is about to start the process of cleaning out the main drainage ditches to alleviate flooding problems. Funds are coming from the Federal Government through COVID payments. The process will require possible repositioning of water, sewer, and gas lines and refitting of culverts. After all of those items are done, then milling of the pavement can take place and real asphalt will be put down. The city also purchased a piece of equipment to drill under the road to lay water lines, thus eliminating the cost of hiring another company to do it.
Rosebud’s population is increasing, and Murray is working to improve the city’s infrastructure. There will more enforcement of housing and yard code violations. Murray also addressed dog and cat problems. Finally, he noted that there will be ordinance workshops coming up soon. Murray appreciated the group getting the word out about the proposed improvements.
Allen then introduced Secretary, Carol Stock, who gave a Year-in-Review program. Programs included ones about quilting by Margaret Arney and WWII albums by Diane Pagel.
Steve Slovacek gave a Christmas concert in December and Stock did a Name That Tune with “The Greatest Movie Love Themes” in February. Mary Frances Glass gave an informative book review of “The Residence” in April. Members were busy in January and March with workdays in the Memorial Room. Stock couldn’t help but mention the delicious refreshments served at each meeting. Stock reminded members to contact the executive committee if they know of an interesting program, and to sign up to be hostesses next year. She also welcomed visitors, Ann Lange, Betty Cook, and Debbie Olbrich.
Refreshments were served from the oak table that was centered with a colorful wildflower arrangement. Members brought salads of every variety including pasta, pea, 7-layer, broccoli, spinach strawberry, Asian coleslaw, cucumber, dilled pasta, and cranberry, along with orange and green Jell-O. This was the last meeting of the year. Meetings will resume in September.