A little more than two years into this administration, I am reflecting on what is happening. First it is very pleasing to see that jobs are now available in Hamilton and surrounding areas. Some growth is taking place with many of the cars on the city streets bearing out of state license plates.
Our newest industry “Hamilton Home Builders” is at full strength and now employees more than 250 people. All other employers are looking to hire a few more workers. New retail stores including a new pharmacy, new super service station (with a deli), new restaurants and soon to see a new Love’s Truck Stop at exit 14 off I22. This has happened in my first 2 years of office. This makes me more than happy. Also, the voters have selected an excellent and energetic slate of new officials for our county and surrounding region, people interested in our citizens as I am. In the past two years we have seen fiber optics and high-speed internet services available to Hamilton and other parts of the county. This was made possible with the efforts of Tombigbee Electric Co-op working with Freedom Fiber. Many business opportunities are now available that were not possible just two years ago.
Work continues to try and improve city services. The new bridge project on Grand View drive over Williams Creek is now complete and ready for traffic. In the past two summers our street department has been able to chip and seal eleven streets the first year and fourteen this past summer along with asphalt on Smokey Bear Road.
At this time, we are within three months of having completed a $2.7 million-dollar renovation of the E.T. Sims Recreation Center building. This building will have a new senior center. Everything will be like new throughout the entire building. This will help us for years to come with our youth, seniors and public interest programs. It is estimated that this renovation will make our Recreation Center building worth around $6 million dollars. We were able to do this renovation without creating any new debt for the City to have to repay. That is to say we paid for it. I am very pleased that people are trading in Hamilton and this is allowing us to do more good things for you and our citizens.
Let us all continue to go forward with a resolve to make Hamilton, AL the best place it can be.Bob Page
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