Council hears more proposals for Rocky Branch Trail

By Kevin Boozer

March 11, 2014

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The Rocky Branch Park trail will get new additions if a Life Scout has his way. Life Scout Dean Frierson presented a plan to town council where he will construct a meditation garden along the Rocky Branch Trail in the shape of a Boy Scout emblem.

The plan is contingent upon approval from the Indian Waters Council. If the council approves, Frierson will reappear before town council to explain the concept more fully.

On March 8 Backwoods Geocachers with Mike Everson who is on the committee of Keep Newberry County Beautiful did a clean up day on the trail.

Jayroe said people interested in building the decks for the trail should contact her. Builders must be licensed contractors with a town license and town permit. The project has until the end of May for a completion date.

Council discussed where Billy Lindler should build benches along the trail.

Council suggested a bench be placed at the switchbacks of the trail and perhaps at the top of the steepest hill.

The supported trail, which elderly people may walk, would benefit, council thought, from benches at those locations.

The benches would be just before where a meditation garden would be.

Other items discussed included clean up of the children’s park and town history DVDs.

Anne Peters is doing more legal research about nine parcels that need to be returned to original zoning. Mayor Jana Jayroe said Peters is checking to see if the parcels must go through the planning commission or if they can just be changed through ordinance.

Jayroe reported that she and Cindy Farr opened a bank account for the Little Mountain Reunion Association Group. Mayor Pro Tem Melvin Bowers said the Little Mountain Ruritan Club is planning on working with barbecue this year and that volunteers are need3ed to help sell BBQ, drinks, etc.

For a full report on the town council meeting, see the Friday edition of The Newberry Observer.