From the Editors:
Our glorious summer has finally arrived, with perfect timing for the 4th of July. The streets were thick with people to watch one of the best parades (85 entries) and despite a delay, wonderful fireworks. We all thank Dick and Rose Ide for their tireless efforts to coordinate this wonderful day. We hope you have noticed the Village enhancements thanks to the Beulah Brainstorm efforts. There have volunteers working throughout the Village to make Beulah the best ever. Many exciting things happen all the time in Beulah and we have tried to capture them in the newsletter and continue to appreciate your help with ideas and information. Please, keep it up. Please note that the CSA Art Fair in the Park is 7/16, sorry for the wrong date in the last issue.
Phil Downs and Vicki Carpenter-Downs
Mike and Steve approve the new park bench
From the Village President:
Well, it finally looks like summer has arrived in Beulah! The "T" dock is in place and the new sand is on the beach. The swim buoys are out and mark the area for swimmers to safely swim. A number of things have happened since our last news letter was published. The sewer project continues on schedule, although a number of surprises have arisen. Such as, 18 inches of concrete had to be removed from Spring Valley. Instead of sand, which our borings showed, there was continuous clay. This slowed our contractor, SRW, down, but by working Saturdays, he was able to keep on schedule. Work on North Street has begun and is expected to be complete by the
end of July. Work on Spring Valley and Crystal Ave. is complete and both have been repaved.
During our sewer construction, we found several sump pumps dumping into our sanitary sewer. This is illegal, by Village ordinance, and subject to significant fine. Make sure your sump pump is not connected to a sanitary sewer. This type of connection causes unnecessary expense to the village tax payers. Dave Egeler, unfortunately, is not able to return to work. We miss him and wish him well in his recovery. Starting in July, Alan Rose has been hired as a full time employee. Alan is a local resident and we welcome him to our Beulah team. Jeremiah will return to part time and Scott has been released. Much to our chagrin, Charley Kinzel has resigned as zoning administrator. Thank you Charley for five years of excellent service to the Village. We plan to use the county zoning office to take over this responsibility. They are located within the Village and this will be on a trial basis for the time being. As of November this year, there will be five council members’ terms up for reelection. The President's position is also up for reelection. At this time, I would urge all interested citizens of Beulah to consider getting involved and run for these positions. The necessary nominating papers are in the clerk's office and they must be filed by August 12, 2008. I guess that about does it for this writing. I wish you all a happy and healthy summer. Please stay safe.
Jerry Rank, Village President
Over 30 volunteers installed the Garden of Possibilities at the Trailhead Building in June.