As the economy gradually recovers, it looks like 2011 will be a good year for our village! Here are a few things to look forward to;
1. There`s some activity in the stalled Grasslands residential subdivision. We`ve seen workers out there surveying over the last few days. I have heard nothing official, but I`m hoping this means the subdivision may be made ready for the builders come spring. I hear stories from folks buying lots to build on in Calgary. They`re looking at a 20+ minute bus ride for their kids to attend school! Beiseker Community School is within walking distance! They`re looking at a 45 minute to an hour commute across the city. You can drive into northeast Calgary from here in about 45 minutes with practically no traffic! They`re looking at an hour drive one way through choking traffic to the nearest hockey arena. The Beiseker Arena is within walking distance! I`m thinking a lot in the Grasslands subdivision is looking better every day!
2. Our great little municipal library is on the move! The Beiseker Municipal Library is about to take up its new digs in the Community Links Building! The new Library should be open by late spring of 2011. The Library Board is now in the process of applying for grants to facilitate the move. Stay tuned!
3. Beiseker`s Main Street Redevelopment will be starting in the spring of 2011! Phase One will include the block between 1st and 2nd Avenues. I`m excited to see it started. As you`ve probably heard, Village Council agreed to modify the plans to delete the median down the middle of the street. This was done after residents voiced their concerns about including it.
There are three things to look forward to. I`ll bring you updates on these and other developments as soon as I hear more.