On Thursday, the Graham City Council approved the You Lead Class of 2021 to start looking into the restoration of the water tank on Standpipe Mountatin as shown above. The class is also looking to restore some of the landscaping of the park and enlist other organizations in Graham to help with the project.
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You Lead Class of 2021 sets sights on Standpipe Mountain for project
The Graham City Council approved a request by the You Lead Class of 2021 to start improvements at Standpipe Mountain, starting with inquiring about the condition of the water tower and obtaining funds to make those improvements.
The Young County You Lead leadership training program is coordinated by the Graham Chamber of Commerce and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Each class contains members from different organizations and groups within Young County and is designed to develop and cultivate community leaders.
Convention and Visitors Bureau Manager Grant Ingram spoke about the project Thursday at the city council meeting. He said from his understanding the base of the water tank has been rusted out and the group is looking to alleviate the burden of this project from the city.
“The 2021 You Lead Class is asking for approval to seek improvements to the tank itself. We understand (and) had a conversation with (Graham City Manager) Brandon (Anderson) that it is a liability that needs to be the first priority to make the improvements,” Ingram said. “We have been in contact with several other groups who would like to see further improvements. Whether that is through the trails, the addition of benches and picnic tables at the top to make that more of an attraction than it is. It’s been a bit dilapidated over the past couple years from my understanding.”
For the rest of the story, see the Dec. 12 edition of The Graham Leader.