Ste. Genevieve Mayor Paul Hassler wants to see continued progress in several areas in 2019.
He pointed to the anticipated openings of the Sainte Genevieve National Historical Park, the Ste. Genevieve County Family Aquatic Center and the Ste. Genevieve Museum Learning Center in 2019 as positive strides forward.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the national park coming into fruition and hopefully seeing that progress in 2019,” he said. “It’s been a long time in coming.”
Some goals are left over from those set for 2018, such as an enhanced walking trail through Pere Marquette Park and the reconfiguration of the Chadwell Lane intersection with Highway 61.
“One thing I’m still pushing for is to get that walking trail in the park,” Hassler said. “I got a bid on it. Now we can go to work on hopefully making that happen this year.
“We’ve got Chadwell Lane. I hope to see that get done in 2019.”
The opening of new facilities will mark clear progress for the community.
“I think we’ll see the [national] park establish itself in 2019,” Hassler said. “We’ve got a lot to look forward to. The [Ste. Genevieve Museum] Learning Center, you look at the progress they’re making, I’m sure that’s going to open in 2019.
“We’ve got a lot of good things to look forward to. We’ve got a water park coming in.”
See complete story in the January 9 edition of the Herald.