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Castalia reviews Fourth celebration

The regular monthly meeting of the town board of Castalia was called to order at 6:04 pm Tuesday, and adjourned at 6:18 pm.

There was no unfinished or new business. After the minutes of the last meeting were approved, the board briefly discussed the Freeman property, one of those that had been sent letters of notice to clean up. The letter had been sent after the July meeting, and since it has not been the allotted 30 days yet, no further action was taken.

The board also briefly discussed the Fourth of July celebration. This year's event was deemed a success. There is question on when next year's event will be held, on the actual Fourth or the weekend before. The timing depends on the availability of the fireworks personnel, from S and W Productions. Also, Town Commissioner James Alston mentioned that the cost of the display could increase anywhere between $2000 to $3000. Currently, the town pays about $6000 a year for the fireworks display that has become the focal point of the celebration. The cost increase, Alston explained, is due the increasing costs of liability insurance, training processes, and other safety regulations.

The next Fourth of July meeting will be on Tuesday, August 8 at 6 pm in the Town Hall. The next regular meeting of the town board will be Tuesday, September 5 at 6 pm in the town hall.


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