Landis applies for grant for historical park
By Shavonne Potts
LANDIS ó The town is applying for a grant to build a park that will help them fulfill a dream of longtime residents D.C. and Frances Linn.
Before he died in January following an automobile accident, D.C. Linn had been working on a project to create a passive historical park on a 2 acres lot located at North Central Avenue near the Landis Police Department. His family donated the property.
The Board of Alderman approved Monday night to proceed with the application for the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant.
“We have a concept design in place and we are working on the grant writing process,” said Recreation Director Julie Noblitt.
She said the design will include park benches, flowers and other landscaping details also a possible amphitheater.
The grant needs to be completed and submitted by late January and will be awarded in early summer, she said.
Linn’s family has said D.C. often traveled to other towns that had historical parks and he always thought Landis should have one.
– The town’s Web site is up and running after a year in development.
The site was created by North Star Marketing-Communications Inc. The town chose to contract with the Burlington company during its September 2008 meeting.
The site is live and can be accessed by visiting, www.townoflandis.com.
– The town is looking into obtaining an information on the “Smoke Signal” notification program, which is software that would enable the town to call or e-mail customers with alerts of power outages or street closings.
“We are looking at something we would purchase,” said Deputy Town Administrator Debbie Goodman.
Teleco, the Charlotte-based company who handled the town’s phone systems recommended the program.
– Approved plats 7-13 for Phase I of the Oaks of Landis, a newly built subdivision on U.S. 29.
– Received a safety award from ElectriCities of N.C. for not having any injuries and no lost days on the job.
– Passed a resolution declaring Oct. 4-10 as Public Power Week.