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Granite Quarry board will hear about tobacco-free parks

By Mark Wineka
mark.wineka@salisburypost.com

GRANITE QUARRY — Steve Joslin of the Rowan County Health Department will give a presentation on tobacco-free parks when the Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall.

This regularly scheduled September meeting is a day later than usual because of the Labor Day holiday.

The tobacco-free presentation will cover the unhealthy aspects of smoking and second-hand smoke, the litter and threats to children and animals cigarette trash represents, the risks of fire and how many other parks in this region have become smoke- or tobacco-free, including those in Salisbury, Spencer, Rockwell, East Spencer, Kannapolis and Cabarrus County.

Granite Quarry has two parks: Granite Lake Park and Civic Park.

In other business Tuesday, aldermen will hear updates from the Park, Events and Recreation Committee; the Environmental Committee; and Interim Town Manager Barbie Blackwell.

The board will consider adopting new procedures for use of town purchasing cards, and it also will look at reimbursements for travel.

Joshua Fox will be introduced as a new full-time firefighter for the town, and the board will consider the Rev. William S. Ketchie’s reappointment to the Planning Board.

The board also has scheduled a closed session to discuss the open town manager’s position and property matters.

Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263, or mark.wineka@salisburypost.com.

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