Welcome, fall. Not only is it great to feel the cooler temperatures, but it’s also great to see our leaves beginning to change.
A lot is going on when thinking about our community, the projects already underway and those we hope to see completed by the end of my term. Thanks to so many working together, we’ve accomplished a lot, yet there's still much ahead of us to achieve. The following projects represent my aspirations for completion by the end of my term.
Creekside is very close to completing three of the four phases, and we are hoping we can complete the first half of phase four, the city trail following Dry Jordan to Goblin Drive.
Capps Road Sidewalks: We are seeing significant progress, and when those sidewalks are complete, Capps Road will look and feel so different and much safer.
Bike Trail No. 2: We can have two more mountain bike trails, and I think we can complete the first one that will travel along Crooked Creek.
Revitalize Downtown: Within the next year, we should have four new restaurants downtown. This, along with Creekside and removing the weir, should make downtown popular.
Main Street Bridge, also behind the scenes, is the work already underway for the Main Street Bridge to be torn down and replaced with a beautiful new structure. This construction zone will be inconvenient for a few years, but it will be worth it in the long run.
Camp Jack’s remodel project will be a fantastic facility for our veterans and add much to the downtown area. This is a $2.3 million grant awarded by our federal government.
Main Street Beautification is a project we are hoping to see progress in the near future. We plan to start at the northeast corner of the square and move north yearly with a more welcoming entrance to downtown.
A Fire Substation is already in discussion to replace the current one at the old city hall. We hope to place it at Creekside. We already own the land, and It will be only two bays.
Goblin Drive is a three-phase project with phase one just completed. Phase two will be the most complex because it will include two roundabouts. Phase three will add one more.
Highway 65 Improvements will include many more ARDOT projects, including widening turning lanes, signal addition at Airport Road, signal synchronization, and connecting Hester to Harness.
As mayor of our great community, I continue to look forward to the benefits and challenges that growth brings as we go through difficult times together to improve our town. Changes will come with progress. We look forward to the prosperity of our citizens and businesses as we continue to move Harrison forward.
Jerry Jackson moved to the community in 1980 and was voted Mayor in 2018. He ran and won re-election in 2022. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the mayor’s office.
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