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2013 was a great year…. So…What’s in store for 2014?

“Together we have built the foundation for a prosperous tomorrow. Our future has never been brighter!” – Mayor Paul Wellenberger

 In 2013, together, we accomplished so much: 

–        Reopened the Conference Center;
–        Built a Dog Park;
–        Created a Recycle Education Center;
–        Upgraded our fire equipment with new Wildland firefighting gear and new hose nozzles;
–        Held Three of the ‘best ever’ signature events;
–        Opened new businesses and restaurants;

AND… by the way, real estate sales dollar volume went up 48.7% and sales taxes are up.  Our trajectory is definitely up.

So what’s in store in 2014:

Get ready because the list is long and exciting.

–        The Conference Center is already working on 47 scheduled events- this means visitors, exposures and tax revenues;
–        The Villas Hotel at Fairfield Bay is under construction now- repair and refurbishment of 63 rooms in the Shadowridge Villas, some are completed and ready to rent;
–        The improved and raised crossing of Lynn Creek at West Cliff Drive will open in February;
–        New Eagle Tiff Bermuda greens will be installed at Indian Hills;
–        Sharky’s will open at the Bay View Club;
–        Connector Trail from Woodland Mead Park to Ed Leamon Park will be complete and will include a Professional Disc Golf Course;
–        Fit for Life Trail at the current Rambling Cove Trail location is planned;
–        Animal Shelter improvements are planned, including improved energy efficiency modifications and a dog run;
–        Creation of a 4th paved entrance off of Highway 16;
–        Recycle Center improvements include a facility for receiving paint and E-waste recycling vouchers;
–        New Consoles for our 911 call center; Continued training, documentation, and equipment to achieve our goal of moving our fire ISO rating from a 6 to a 3, creating insurance savings for all of us and making Fairfield Bay an even safer place to live;
–        Increased marina retail sales area and boat repair capabilities;
–        Potential new medical clinic;

Innovative Planning;

–        Idea Incubator Team: evolving and bringing forward exciting, new initiatives;
–        Imagine Fairfield Bay 2035 team: laying out the long-term roadmap for Fairfield Bay

It is an exciting time to be in Fairfield Bay.  Thanks to all of you, we are overcoming resource limitations and making fantastic progress.

 

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