Quality of Life committee discusses Hope's Park and transportation survey

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Quality of Life/Leadership committee discussed several items at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Work on Hope's Playground and Park are planned for the first part of December depending on how much snow is on the ground at that time. Fencing the perimeter of the park is the last item of work on the project for this year. The committee will be applying for a grant to help with the cost of a 5-12 structure and a piece of sculpture at the entrance of the park, which would be installed next spring. Donations are still being taken that will be used to match for the grant and can be sent or left at the Faulkton Area Economic Development office.

Results of the public transportation survey are being collated and are being shared with the Regional Aging Council for evaluation to determine the feasibility of the project. If the committee decides to move forward, a separate transportation committee would be formed to put together a plan of action.=

Abundantly Blessed has been scheduled for Feb. 21-23, 2019 at the Community Center. Shoes that are in good condition will now be accepted.

The first phase of the Safe Routes to School was discussed and work will begin next spring.

The city had approved the Transportations Alternatives agreement with the state in May.

Other possible projects and needs for the community were discussed and will be investigated further before moving forward. Committee members were reminded of the Guido Gala on Saturday, Nov. 17 when a video of the making of the mural will be shown. Another upcoming event is the development board's annual public meeting on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center, which will start after Faulkton's Scrooge Night.

Guest speaker will be SD Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen and election of three board members will be held.

The next meeting of the Quality of Life/Leadership committee will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. in the development office.

The committee is one of the Pillars of the FaulktonArea Economic Development Corporation and its mission statement is to “Positively Promote the Quality of Life of All Ages of Citizens In the Faulkton Area.” The committee welcomes anyone who would like to join and bring ideas that will benefit the greater Faulk County area. If you would like more information, you can contact Economic Development Director Trevor Cramer or Chairperson Linda Bartholomew.

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