Winslow in review and the a look to the year ahead<br>

2004 — A good year for the City? Let’s look at what was accomplished.

New Businesses — Furniture Store (at former bowling alley), Feed Store, Dominos Pizza, Jiffy Lube - car repair, Furniture Rental; Chip seal project - various streets in city; proposed commercial expansion north of 1-40; digital recording system for public meetings; high-speed Internet service - library and city offices; Project Assessment started - Second Phase Downtown Redevelopment; new street sweeper purchased; moved Police Administration and Detectives into new Municipal Complex; sale of Visitor Center to ADOT; allocated for Hubbell Building Renovation; First Phase Downtown Redevelopment on First Street started; first phase of the Underground Pipe System Clear Creek Water Distribution completed; contract awarded - Mike’s Pike Extension Hipkoe to Wal-Mart; contract awarded - Winslow Heights Street Improvements; design work started on new Animal Boarding Facility; Intoxicated Street People Task Force formed; goal of 100-percent customer satisfaction; and Indoor Pool renovations.

What lies ahead for 2005?

City Council and staff, in January 2005, will be developing a Strategic Plan for 2005 that could include: formation of 1-40 Economic Development Coalition with City of Holbrook; continuation of city-wide clean-up; addressing Street People issues; Business 40 Turnback Design and Engineering started; Second Phase Downtown Redevelopment Design started; Second Phase Clear Creek Pipe System out to bid; Hubbell Renovation completed; purchase new aerial fire truck; upgrade East End Ramadas; First Phase Downtown Redevelopment completed; North Park Traffic Interchange under construction; Mike’s Pike Extension completed; Winslow Heights Street improvements completed; continue working on new Municipal Complex; work towards the goal of 100-percent Customer Satisfaction; commercial expansion north of 1-40; and aggressive approach to find and obtain grants.

It takes a team effort to make good things happen. Working with the citizens, a great staff and a committed council is a great honor for me. May God continue to bless our efforts.

As we begin 2005, the City Council, Staff and I wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Let’s all work together to make Winslow a great city.


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