MORGANTOWN — In a unanimous vote, Granville town council donated $1,000 to Senior Monongalians.
Senior Monongalians is a nonprofit senior services center for Monongalia County residents 60 and older whose mission is to enhance and stabilize the quality of senior life. The senior center offers nutritional programs, in home healthcare assistance, social services, fitness activities, educational opportunities, and space for socialization.
“This is another agency that their funding is being cut and they’re looking for other sources of funding in town,” said Granville town mayor, Patricia Lewis.
Monongalia County Commission President Tom Bloom said the county has not cut its funding to Senior Mons. In fact, the commission approved the usual $120,000 and offered more money if needed for certain projects.
Lewis said that when the Senior Monongalians refer to the cost for one year service per person she assumes that it’s for all the activities and meals they provide.
In other news:
- Councilman David Bean Sr. ask council to consider sealing the softball park trails for winter. The price would be $2,200 to seal the trail and the pavement in front of the concession stand. Granville has had problems in the past with the softball park trail’s upkeep due to weather conditions, but sealing the trails could prevent damage. Bean Sr. said that the trails need to be sealed at least once a year. Mayor Patricia Lewis put it on the agenda for the next council meeting.
- Council also made a motion to begin the process of taking the property of the boat docks by eminent domain.
- Music in the Park will be held September 30 at 4 pm at the Granville softball fields.