Kokomo, Howard County, Greentown and Russiaville set uniform trick-or-treat hours.

In a joint statement, the City of Kokomo, Howard County, Greentown and Russiaville have set uniform trick-or-treat hours for the 2020 Halloween holiday. Agreed upon hours are 4 to 8 pm on Saturday, October 31. Those wishing to participate should follow Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended guidelines and leave their porch light on.

“This is a highlight of the year for many people,” said Mayor Tyler Moore. “With consideration to the pandemic, we want to ensure that people may participate in the safest manner possible.”

Social distancing, face coverings, and seeking alternative celebrations are some of the ways the CDC suggest Halloween can be celebrated in safe manner.

Howard County Board of Commissioners president Paul Wyman said the uniform hours serve an important purpose.

“By having the same trick-or-treat hours throughout our county, it will eliminate any confusion and help provide a safe, enjoyable experience for our children,” said Wyman

Recycle Pick up

If you refer to the paper recycle schedule which was sent out earlier this year, there is an error regarding recycle pick up this week. Trash and recycling will be picked up Thursday September 10 due to the Labor Day holiday. We apologize for the confusion.

Grant Street Construction

The Town of Greentown appreciates the patience and understanding of all residents during the continued work on the storm water project. The end result will be worth the temporary inconvenience. Additionally, the town council is pleased to announce that the Grant Street Reconstruction project enabled by a $990K Community Crossing Matching Grant from INDOT has been awarded to Brooks Construction. This work will be starting within the next few days and will begin at Hammer Street and head east towards Mill St. This project will include some right of way tree removal, full depth/width road removal, base preparation, new curb/gutter and finally road surface.

Regards

Scott A. Deyoe

Town of Greentown, Council President

Town Council Meeting Update

The September 1 town council meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Tuesday September 15 at 6:30 in the Town Hall meeting room.