Grand County Council on Aging wasn’t welcomed by Granby
March 18, 2008
To the Editor:
Tattoo shop, pawn shop, you are in good company. The mayor does not want the Grand County Council on Aging in Granby either.
The Grand County Council on Aging is a nonprofit that has been active for 40 years in this county. No one can even count how many people they have helped all these years.
A grant was given from the state to re-do the south room for a senior center and build an office for the Grand County Council on Aging using the existing patio on the Community Building. Many people donated their time and money and vast amounts of their skills to this project, or it would not have happened at all. I think it is attractive and very serviceable. However, something about us never suited the mayor.
We got word one evening that we would be evicted from our office that night at the Town Board meeting. Eunice Marte, Diane Temple and myself showed up to the meeting. Diane stood to give her report and barely got into it when the mayor told her to sit down, he had the floor. He then told Eunice Marte to shut up and sit down. This was done in a screaming tantrum and was vicious “totally out of line. This is my opinion and I was right there.
The Board said nothing to him and they did not even bring up evicting us. Diane did not get to finish her report. Joe Cross did step in, though. He said some of us had been before the board before and he wanted to hear what else we had to say. That did end it, and we appreciated him a lot.
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I do not think Ted Wang ever gave up wanting us evicted. Eunice and I are no longer on the board. Our terms were up, and Diane resigned as director. Maybe the mayor will like the new members better and let them stay in his building. I think they will pay a heavy price.