Daniels describes town goals, projects for 2022
Another joint project with school possible
Last updated 1/7/2022 at 11:17am
REARDAN-It was a relatively quiet end to 2021 for the town, which as mayor Gail Daniels has learned, isn't always a bad thing. It's allowed her to look ahead to 2022 with an eye on several new projects for the town.
The first she described in a conversation with The Times is the potential for a joint project with the Reardan-Edwall School District that would include a replacement track and tennis courts at the school, new bathrooms and playground equipment at the city park and a community exercise/recreation center.
"We sent out a survey and received 180 responses," Daniels said. "Now we're working on our comprehensive plan."
The project would be the second joint venture between the town and district after the readerboard that now sits on the corner of Broadway Avenue and South Aspen Street and that was dedicated in November.
The town is also awaiting completion of a project that would put sidewalks from the school to Broadway Avenue that was put on hold due to worker and supply chain issues.
"They weren't able to get their cement they needed for a while," Daniels said.
The town plans to redo the entirety of Laurel Street this year, as well.
Another project that ran into a bit of a hiccup was the Reardan Heroes project, which Daniels now hopes will break ground in the spring.
"We ran into a long SEPA checklist with Reardan Heroes," Daniels said.
Daniels also has goals to finish radioing the water meters around town, installing a lunchroom and bathroom in Town Hall, removing more junk cars, improving the library and codifying the town ordinances.
"We're also always hoping to add to the web page," Daniels said.