Changes come to Denton’s community
There is a rumor rumbling through the Denton that the city is considering demolition of the historic Lake Street Firehouse, built in 1925. Instead of refitting it, they want to replace the building with a new seismically sound, two-engine station.
Support is swelling, however, to secure landmark status for one of the oldest working firehouses in Denton.
The station, on Lake at Maple, has a beautiful mosaic brick floor.
Even more alarming is the rumor that the Denton Library may be relegated to a two-day-a-week operation, that is if a new round of projected city budget cuts goes through. Mad as hell and not going to take it anymore, the group Friends of Denton Region is planning to devote the first 20 minutes of its November 30 meeting to letter-writing in protest (6:30 p.m. at the branch, 233 2nd St.).
Librarian Deborah Beasley says the public is also invited to vent steam at a special hearing on the proposed cuts the night before, on Tuesday, 29, 6 p.m. (also at the local branch). The meeting will be attended by representatives from the Denton Regional Library Commission, so let’s come out in force.
Also, be sure to mark your calendar for Monday, December 5, 6:30 p.m. That’s when several Denton city neighborhood groups will be holding a Town Hall meeting featuring Mayor Madison Hoover. The site has been tentatively set for the Denton Ministry. But since the Ministry can hold only around 300 people, organizers say they’ll probably move the Town Hall to either the Roosevelt Middle or Maple School auditorium.
Denton’s resident supervisor, Polly Clarke has launched a series of her own Town Halls, in order to get feedback from constituents. According to her staff, Clarke’s Denton meeting will be held sometime in January.
Her first was in Elsie Valley (at School) October, 5. Stay tuned for further details on all of the above.