Happy New Year! January is the time to make lists for the coming year and so I thought it appropriate to give you mine. 2018 promises to be another banner year for Hardeeville; and although my crystal ball is sometimes fuzzy, here are the top 10 new things that will impact the city in the coming year:
On Dec. 8, Hardeeville held its annual retreat to discuss the population projections for the next 10 years, review the resources and staffing needs to service that population, and to set long- and short-term goals for 2018 and beyond.
November is the month of Thanksgiving and the past 12 months have given the city of Hardeeville much to be thankful for. The list starts with the recovery of Sgt. Kelvin Grant of the Hardeeville Police Department and Justin Smith of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department.
The sounds of construction will be heard on Martin Street this fall as renovations begin on Police Headquarters, the Municipal Court and the Hargray Building. And in early 2018, construction will begin on a new Fire Station 81.
The recent announcement of Latitude Margaritaville is exciting news for Hardeeville and the entire region. Growth is coming to Jasper County, and careful planning is critical to the intelligent use of our resources and the protection of our environment.