Intellectual Nourishment

The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you are doing, someone else does.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

GSSD in October

By Sara Laub
Two visitors came to the GSSD meeting in October. The first came to talk about the survey for the county planning commission. They explained that the residents in Gunlock can fill out the survey and that will allow them to create a better plan for improving our area. This includes if bike paths are wanted or if there should be a town center with commercial businesses. They want the residents’ opinions.
The second visitor reported on the installation of the new electrical system from the spring to the well. It is installed and has capability to allow the GSSD to collect data through radio and computer software, if the GSSD chooses to. The district wants to continue to upgrade and discussed purchasing a computer.
The water operator reported that all tests passed except there was one residential fail. The follow up testing passed like last month, but they are unsure why this occurs since the untreated water passes. The meter by the spring is working and the residuals in town are good. Some repairs are needed on the vents and seals that were found from the Sept. Sanitary Survey.
The purchase of the property and water right was complete Oct. 8, so now just the property is for sale for about $10,000. The light switch at the park will be fixed since it is a safety hazard. The fence at the park was also discussed because it needs to be repaired or replaced.
They plan to move forward with plumbing the well to the location of spring so the water can be treated with the same chlorinator. An engineer will be contracted to make the plans to accomplish this before spring time.

Fire Grant

The Gunlock Fire Department has received a grant for fire equipment and supplies. Paperwork was filed for the grant at the beginning of summer and the department has accumulated in-kind service hours to use to match the grant. Right now they are in the process of acquiring the items the grant has approved. They will review the grant at the fire meeting on October 14.

Fee Increase

By Sara Laub
There is a public hearing on October 13, 2010 for the Northwestern Special Service District. It will be at 6:00pm at the Brookside Fire Station located at 436 Wells Fargo in Brookside.
The hearing is for the proposed fee increase since the district has the financial obligation to pay for the Veyo Fire Station. The fees would increase from $75 per year to $98 per year for homes. There will be other fees increasing as well for unimproved residential and commercial properties.
See the notice posted on the mailboxes in Gunlock for more information or contact the NWSSD at (435)632-2314 or (435)632-2930.

Gunlock Halloween Party

The Gunlock Halloween Party will be on Saturday, October 30th at the Town Hall. It will start at 6pm. Come Join the fun!

Halloween Joke

By Samantha Laub
*What goes “Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Thump?”
Frankenstein’s monster laughing his head off.
(From Bailey School Kids)

Western Dance and Dessert

Friday, October 22, 2010 at 7:00pm
Please come and
Bring the Whole Family.
Located at the Gunlock Church.
There will be square dancing and country swing instruction, with dessert.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
• A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
• If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
• Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
• Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or Treaters:
• Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
• Carry a cell phone for quick communication.
• Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
• If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
• Never cut across yards or use alleys.
• Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
• Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will!
• Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

Hunting Humor

Two Bear Hunters. Two men went bear hunting. While one stayed in the cabin, the other went out looking for a bear.
He soon found a huge bear, shot at it but only wounded it. The enraged bear charged toward him, he dropped his rifle and started running for the cabin as fast as he could.
He ran pretty fast but the bear was just a little faster and gained on him with every step.
Just as he reached the open cabin door, he tripped and fell flat. Too close behind to stop, the bear tripped over him and went rolling into the cabin.
The man jumped up, closed the cabin door and yelled to his friend inside, "You skin this one while I go and get another one!"
Lost Hunter. A guy goes hunting and gets lost in the woods. Remembering the universal distress signal of 3 shots, he fires 3 shots into the air and waits. After an hour he fires 3 more shots. Another hour goes by and still no one comes to help. Preparing for the next sequence he says to himself, “I hope somebody comes this time because these are my last three arrows.”
Tracks. Two lawyers were out hunting when they came upon a couple of tracks. After close examination, the first lawyer declared them to be deer tracks. The second lawyer disagreed, insisting they must be elk tracks.
They were still arguing when the train hit them.

A Halloween Poem

Jack-o-lantern smiling bright
Witches flying in the night
Ghosts and goblins, cats and bats
Witches with their funny hats
A full moon can't be beat
As we go out to Trick or Treat

October Calendar

  • Oct 7: GSSD meeting at 7pm at the Town Hall
  • Oct 13: Public Hearing for the NWSSD Fee Increase @ 6pm at the Brookside Fire Station
  • Oct 14: Gunlock Fire Department meeting at 7pm at the Gunlock Fire Station
  • Oct 22: Western Dance and Dessert for the whole family at the Church at 7pm
  • Oct 30:Gunlock Halloween Party at the Town Hall at 6pm
  • Oct 31: Halloween
  • Nov 2: Election Day
  • Nov 4: GSSD meeting at 7pm at the Town Hall
  • Nov 11: Gunlock Fire Department Meeting. 7pm at the fire station.
  • Nov 25: Thanksgiving Day