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Town Hall Meeting set in Howard

The Fremont County Board of Commissioners will return to Howard this Thursday evening to host another town hall meeting discussing a wide range of topics.    The Commissioners summoned a town hall meeting last November in Howard to discuss the future of the Western Fremont County Park.   The park is in the Acres of Ireland subdivision.   District 3 County Commissioner Ed Norden said a renewed commitment of volunteer work is needed to keep the park in operation.   An interim volunteer committee stepped forward in November with a pledge to recruit a permanent committee to work with the county.

Norden said he specifically wants to discuss steps that need to be taken this spring to make the park more inviting for families around a children’s playground and picnic shelter.   The park has been plagued with overgrowth of puncture vine which has limited the park’s usefulness.   Norden said Fremont County Weed Coordinator Jana Rapetti will attend to discuss chemical control options for the weeds this summer.   He also wants to hear how the volunteers plan to keep the park mowed through the summer months.

At the November meeting Howard residents asked the commissioners to return this winter for another town hall discussion and expand the topics to include county roads and law enforcement.   To that end, Norden said Fremont County Sheriff Jim Beicker will be in attendance along with supervisors from the Fremont County Department of Transportation.   Norden said Commissioner Debbie Bell and Assistant County Manager Sunny Bryant will also take part in the town hall meeting.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. this Thursday, February 4th at the Howard Volunteer Fire Department.