Windsor Beacon from Windsor, Colorado on February 7, 1985 · 1
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Windsor, Colorado
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Thursday, February 7, 1985
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25' Windsor, Colorado 80550 Volume 87, Issue No. 47 USPS 686-260 Phone: 686-9646 Thursday, February 7, 1985 Re-4 board names Scheid to vacancy by Keith Johnson In unanimous action taken at a special meeting of the Re-4 Board of Education on Tuesday evening, the board appointed Windsor native Charles Scheid to fill the vacancy left by the death of 8-year member Helmut Simon. In another special meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 30, the board declared the seat vacant. Under Colorado law, after officially declaring the vacancy, it has up to 60 days to make an appointment. In addition, the board unanimously voted Jerry Thompson, the board's appointee who filled the vacancy left by the resignation of Lynn Rusch, to the office of vice-president of the board, a position previously held by Simon. Scheid, 34886 WCR 21, will take over as the director of District C until the next board election in May when the seat comes up . for election. He has until March 22 to file a petition if he decides to become a candidate for the election in May. Help asked in Area residents are being asked to aide in a countywide search for Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old Greeley girl missing since Dec. 20. The search, being sponsored by the Friends and Relatives of Jonelle Matthews, will take place Saturday, Feb. 9, Jonelle's 13th birthday. The group is requesting that property owners aide in the search by setting aside that day to search their own property checking all out-buildings, wells, irrigation ditches and garages. Those wishing to volunteer for the search are asked to meet at 7 a.m. at the Sunnyview Church, 4100 W, 20th St., Greeley. Chamber by Keith Johnson With the election of officers out of the way for another year, the Windsor Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for a "growth explosion" expected to occur in the area in the near future, according to re-elected board chairman Dean Grasmick. J ' Board President Fred Casten said that Simon had at one time approached Scheid to run for election in May indicating that he would not run for a third term on the board. Casten continued saying that the board thought it best to make an appointment as quickly as possible in order to give whoever chosen' a chance to experience the workings of the board in determination of whether they would seek election to the seat. Had the board waited until its next regular meeting to declare the seat vacant and then used the entire 60 days for deciding on an appointment, whoever chosen would have served only a few weeks on the board prior to the election. . Scheid has lived in the Windsor area all of his life, is a graduate of Windsor High School and works as a farmer. He and his wife, Jimmie Lou, have three children, Debra, who is 23, Michael, 20, and Chris, 19. Scheid said he was "glad to help the board and the community." search effort Police officials suggest that those , participating in the search wear warm clothes, boots and gloves. They should also bring a flashlight, sack lunch, have a full tank of gas and a spare tire. Volunteers may have to drive more than 100 miles in the search. In case of bad weather, the search will be postponed to Feb. 16. The Sunnyside Church will be open all day on Feb. 9 to hand out posters and give information on the search effort. The Church will also be accepting contributions for the Jonelle Matthews Fund. For more information, call 330-7949. gea r i n g upfo r 'growth explos ion' Since the chamber's revitaliza-tion a year ago, the community business based organization has set about on a course to advance Windsor's business and economic growth, as well as promote Windsor as a good place to live. Interest in the chamber is evidenced by the increasing mem J - . --"" '-"ML; f V" Trying to shine A weak sun shines through thin clouds In below-zero temperatures Tuesday morning. The temperature may break the freezing barrier today, with seasonable temperatures predicted through the weekend. Photo by Dan Looper. - Civic Committee may disband by Keith Johnson The Windsor Civic Committee is in danger of being disbanded unless the community expresses an interest in continuing the organization by April 1, according to the group's chief members. The civic committee is the local organization which traditionally organizes and sponsors many of the functions of the Windsor Harvest Festival. It is also the parent organization of the Windsor Museum. According to committee co-presidents Mary Ann DeSylvia and Lanny Munson, various organizations in town have not been willing to support the committee by having their members represented at meetings and contribute their time for helping to organize the many bership. When the chamber began activity last year, it set a goal of getting 50 fee-paying members. It ended up with about 80. This year the membership dues have been raised from $50 to $75 and the chamber has already received close to 60 memberships with only the first billing, Grasmick said. "The hard part will come when Windsor does go. . . .that's what's going to make or break us." Dean Grasmick different events at the Harvest Festival. . At the December meeting of the Clvtc'Committee, those present-about six persons elected to disband the committee "contingent on interest not being generated by the community by April 1:" "People need to come forward and express aninterest and be willing to get the weekend (Harvest Festival) off the ground." Munson said. "(The committee) can continue, but without the people who have been serving on it the last several years." Munson explained that many of the committee's officers and members have been serving on it for several years and have now become "burned out." Unless the communitv takes an Reasons for the regenerated interest in the chamber include the widespread belief that the area is definitely primed for growth and satisfaction with the way the chamber is progressing, Grasmick said. Methods of success that the chamber has used include improved industrial growth in the area, the development and presence of existing businesses, gaining input to the decisions of the tow n council and the school board, and keeping a full-time office open making information available to interested persons, businesses, and industries. Ideas for continuing the positive flow of economic growth in Windsor were abundent at a recent goal-setting session held by the chamber. . Grasmick described the chamber as an organization which funnels a "whole lot of interests into one area," including those of residential, industrial and publicity." For being able to "sell the town" to interested prospects, the chamber set a goal of updating its information library to include a vast array of information such as what properties in town would be suited to industrial growth, a category of the available properties in town, general information about the town itself, and all information which an t i if active interest in seeing the group continue, the only event to be sponsored by the Civic Committee this year during Harvest Festival will be the parade. unless organizations will be willing to hold their own events and take care of all the arrangements, Munson said. He added that the committee has been able to generate some help from the various club organizations in the last two or three years, but not without "a lot of coaxing and pleading." "Once is fine," Munson said about having to persuade people to help with the committee's functions. "But to do it over and over again is monotonous." In the past, the Civic Committee continued on page 2 interested business might need to know before considering Windsor as choice for location. Grasmick said that the chamber has been very busy with four or five "very hot prospects" who are looking at Windsor as a possible location for their business and that others are still pending. He noted that the organization will continue to seek prospects in the future. When the mayor-appointed industrial park committee disbanded several months ago, the chamber set its sights on refining the purposes of that committee and then established its own. The committee's purpose is to work for the expansion of present industries and attract prospective industries to Windsor. It will also assist in the development of proposed industrial parks and help present industries solve problems. Other committees connected w ith the chamber include: Business development: this committee works for growth and expansion of the retail business district and plans business promotional activites. Grasmick said that community response to the past business promotions has been "excellent" and that all promotions have paid for themselves through advertising. continued en page 5

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