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Revitalization update, new fire chief on agenda for Granite Quarry

GRANITE QUARRY — An update from the town’s Revitalization Team and a proposal for no-parking signs on Sycamore Street are among the agenda items Monday for the Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen.
Town Manager Dan Peters also will ask the board to consider the appointment of a new fire chief and approval of street repairs.
Mark Troublefield, now serving as fire marshal, had been the previous fire chief. Dale Brown has been filling in as interim chief. Bill Fraley is deputy chief.
Aldermen will meet at 7 p.m. at the town hall for their regularly scheduled August meeting.
The Revitalization Team met July 21, when members discussed a recent field trip to Travelers Rest, S.C. Among the things learned from the trip, members said, was the need for Granite Quarry to develop an overall revitalization plan and stick with it through the years to come.
It also seemed to be a consensus the team and town should start looking for professional assistance in coming up with a plan, which might include a tax-supported municipal service district (MSD).
At its September meeting, the Granite Quarry Planning Board hopes to invite business owners who would be affected by an MSD and ask their input.
Meanwhile, the Revitalization Team has asked Town Manager Dan Peters to contact some planning firms about helping the town with an overall plan and a possible MSD.
In other discussion, the Revitalization Team talked about creating a walking track or trail throughout Granite Quarry and include colored paths, decals or banners along the trail to show people how many miles they were logging.
The team members also decided to look at where parking spots along such a trail could be designated.
In other business, aldermen plan to conduct a closed session related to personnel and property.
Deputy Clerk Sarah Cross will give an update on Parks, Events and Recreation Commission activities.

Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

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