Town of Woodstock honors former councilman

The Town of Woodstock officially honored the late Ed Munden on Tuesday night with the passing of a formal resolution for his time of service.

Muden, 89, who passed away last month, served on the town council from 2008-2012.

Three framed copies of the resolution were presented to members of Munden’s family present at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting.

Janeas Munden, Ed Munden’s daughter, said, “My dad wholeheartedly loved the business of politics, he genuinely enjoyed and respected the work of this town council and he most certainly loved the citizens of Woodstock.”

Town manager Reid Wodicka gave update at Tuesday’s meeting regarding the old Woodstock High School building municipal project.

Wodicka said the project is “basically buttoned-up for this year,” but added that the town has “contracted with a roofing group to fix some of the holes in the roof.”

The cost of the roof repairs, Wodicka noted, will be about $2,000.

Also at the meeting Beth Funkhouser, of the Woodstock Enhancements Committee, said the committee is finalizing details on the band lineup for this summer’s Woodstock ROCS concert series.

The details of the concert, Funkhouser said, will be released with a rack card “hopefully next month.”

However, Funkhouser hinted that this year’s line-up will be a little bit different than previous year’s ROCS.

“We’re going at it from the angle that it is going to be fresh music and possibly some food trucks,” Funkhouser said.

Although Funkhouser noted that this means different genres, she also said, “I don’t want to say anything against what we’ve had in the past.”

The concerts will once again be taking place on Friday nights in W.O. Riley Park.

The line-up for this year’s series, Funkhouser said, would be “maybe a little bit more of an eclectic mix … it’s definitely going to be different than what we’ve had before.”

In addition, Funkhouser said the committee is still developing a “Call to Artists” information packet for Jane’s Garden.

“This packet will be used to help find the sculpture for the Jane’s Garden Pocket Park,” Funkhouser said.

Funkhouser noted that the theme for the park “will be ‘capturing the valley,’ so the artists can take that and run with it as they see fit.”

Also at the meeting:

• Wodicka said that the town is “looking at about 5,000 people” to be attending April’s Rockin’ the Valley festival. “That’s pretty comparable to Saturday night at the fair.”

• Wodicka noted that, for the 10th year in a row, the town has been recognized as a Tree City USA Community. The town also received the Growth Award for its advancement in “urban canopy stewardship.”

• Wodicka noted that the town will be “finalizing the recommended operating budget and Capitol Improvements Plan for the fiscal year 2016″ this week.

Contact staff writer Kevin Green at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or

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