by Lisa Tome
Rising Sun's town board took two steps forward on their quest to revitalize the Town recently.
Commissioner Dave Warnick announced that he will submit a request for proposal for an economic development and community revitalization study.
"We want to see what we can get back...See what kind of proposals we can get back and see what we can come up with," said Warnick. He stressed that the Town is not spending money at this time. He just wants to put the project out to bid and get some estimates.
Mayor Travis Marion moved forward with establishing the Economic Development and Community Advisory Revitalization Committee. He read Resolution 2014-06 into the record, formally establishing the committee.
The Economic Development and Community Advisory Revitalization Committee will serve as an advisory committee. The group will be responsible for analyzing the benefits of various economic development opportunities and present plans on how this can be accomplished. The group will also look at ways to make the town more business friendly, research economic development, and more. The group will report to the town board quarterly and more often if necessary.
The committee will consist of 10 members. The members are to submit a letter of intent and should have relevant knowledge. The committee will meet quarterly and more often if needed. Those who are appointed will serve three year terms. Anyone serving on this committee will be a volunteer.
The mayor named two appointments to this committee - Desiree Davis and Amanda Cameron Vaughn. Davis is active with Way of Life Community Church which has worked to bring events to the downtown. Vaughn is the granddaughter of the late Bob Cameron who was active with the Rising Sun Business Association (now known as the Greater Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce) and the Lions Club.