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October 2021 Town Manager's Message

The Town is busier than ever this month as October marks the beginning of the new fiscal year. I would like to thank everyone who attended our budget workshops and hearings, as well as the Budget Committee for working with our Finance Department to establish this year’s budget.

A number of capital improvement projects are planned to enhance the quality of life in our Town. Of great interest is the 96th Street Park renovation project, which entails a redesign of the existing park and playground. The conceptual phase is complete and efforts will begin to secure a construction company and break ground. During this time, our Parks & Recreation Committee will help select playground and exercise equipment that residents young and young-at-heart can enjoy.

Additionally, our Public Works Department will undertake two beach end improvement projects at 88th and 89th Streets.

These upgraded beach entrances will offer a beautiful gateway to our community’s pristine beaches and provide a space for all of us to get to know our neighbors.

This month, we will also reopen our Tennis Center after repairs are complete. As we continue to grieve our loss as a community, we hope that the reopening will restore a sense of togetherness and remembrance. Right outside the tennis courts is a temporary memorial wall where anyone may leave their messages of peace, hope and condolences for those we lost on June 24. The Town Commission will discuss the process for creating a permanent memorial for the Champlain Towers South victims during the October 12 Commission meeting.

Andrew Hyatt, Town Manager