Mayor says Hornbeak looking to brighter future
Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 11:04 pm
By: Chris Menees, Staff Reporter
By CHRIS MENEES
There’s a recurring theme in Hornbeak as 2011 begins — finishing what was started last year.
Hornbeak Mayor Pete Burpo said 2010 was an exciting year as the town received a much-anticipated walking track grant and other funding to help with community improvements, with even more grants currently in the works.
It was announced in March 2010 that Hornbeak Volunteer Fire Department had received a $34,533 federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to use in improving operations and safety.
The good news was followed in June and October by even more good news. In June, it was announced Hornbeak had been awarded a $40,000 Recreational Trail Program grant to widen the existing trail at Hornbeak City Park from five to six feet and to pave the existing parking area; and, in October, officials announced Hornbeak would receive a $17,000 grant in Local Parks and Recreation Fund grants to install a play structure unit, bench, wood chips and a railroad tie border at the park.
In addition, Burpo said he anticipates seeing the final phase of Hornbeak’s sewer improvement project started in the spring and seeing a water line project finished by the Hornbeak Utility Water District.
“They’re getting it all finished up and we’re looking forward to that in the new year,” he said.
Burpo said 2010 was a good year for the town and much was accomplished to help the community’s residents. “All is going well for Hornbeak,” he said.
Hornbeak’s mayor and aldermen will hold their first meeting of the new year tonight starting at 6 at Hornbeak City Hall.
Staff Reporter Chris Menees may be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in The Messenger 1.4.11