A great start to a new year
Now that the holidays are over, we can turn our attention to spring and the host of activities being planned. We are starting the budget process for fiscal year 20192020. As always, there are expected to be more requests in the budget than dollars to fill them. Our auditors will present the
FY2017-2018 report on our financial situation during the Jan. 23 council meeting, which is expected to be supportive of the town’s efforts for a great start into the New Year.
We are always striving to improve, and to that, the Planning and Zoning Department has started early discussions with applicants regarding processing plan reviews and permits. Speaking of building, the Easton Economic Development Commission is at work with new housing plans for the Easton Point Corridor, along with at least five other housing projects now either in the planning or actual construction stages. Plans are underway for the Easton Point Waterside Park, which includes completing another section of the rails-to-trails on the west side of the Tred Avon River at Easton Village. Several grants have been submitted requesting funding to help with the costs of construction. In addition, Easton Utilities is busy with the system upgrade project to improve the infrastructure for internet, cable TV and digital voice ser vices.
Above all, we are most thrilled to see our youth are getting involved. Girl Scout Troop #1305 made a Butterfly Park and Garden on the rails-to-trails and the Country School’s fourth grade created a Little Library in Idlewild Park. It is a delight to get our kids interested in this great community — they are the future!
So, as we await the return of spring
which will have the increase of outside activity and construction work, remember Benjamin Franklin’s words of wisdom, “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”
Girl Scout Troop #1305 made a Butterfly Park and Garden on the rails-to-trails.