The council’s Scholarship Committee, led by Councilwoman Danette Erickson, honored 12 area students each with a $250 scholarship. Andrus also boasted of the work of the Land Use Committee, which helped facilitate cooperation between residents and developers; and the Streets, Roadways, Parks and Safety Committee, which deals with issues related to community safety, such as the school crossing for La Crescenta Elementary School.
The groundbreaking for the new La Crescenta Library, which is scheduled to re-open in September 2009, was a highlight. The council donated $5,000 to the Historical Society for a floor medallion for the new facility. “Much community time went into working on planning details with the county, and the council was pleased to see [the library] project move forward in a major way,” Andrus said.
The council also donated $500 to the new Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association, which brought fireworks back to the valley.
One of the most significant and far-reaching projects was the development of the Foothill Design Committee’s Community Standards District. The document was presented in November that creates rules for signs, landscaping and other aesthetics of the district, based on surveys collected by the county and input of the community at pubic meetings.