North Augusta Today checked in with a few key figures in town to see what's happening with their group or department in 2012, and expectations in the new year. Below are their responses:
“We want to continue to promote our members and encourage everyone to support local businesses. We want to remind our businesses and our community to approach every obstacle as an opportunity. That mind-set is responsible for creating this great country, and that mind-set will be responsible for jump-starting our economy.”
• Take the area's best public park, Riverview Park, as voted by the readers of The Augusta Chronicle, and make it better with renovations that include new modern scoring towers complete with brand new restrooms and concession areas. Improve Riverview Park with additional parking and a traffic circle to help relieve traffic congestion in the park. Beautify Riverview Park with
new trees, flowers, grass, and
• Provide the residents of our community with quality programs, facilities and customer service.
• Better communicate with our customers what we have to offer to improve the quality of life in North Augusta, which includes the Riverview Park Activities Center and the Greeneway, where families can meet their New Year’s resolutions.
“We have been working for the past several months on new computer software. In 2012, we will engage the new system, which will enhance our capabilities to perform our jobs more proficiently. A brush truck will be added to our firefighting fleet that will improve our response. For months, we have been laying the groundwork to become South Carolina state accredited and in 2012, it should become a reality. Training for our department’s SWAT Team will continue. With our recent push to inform the citizens of North Augusta, we hope to continue working with the Emergency 911 system coordinators to increase the database of Smart 911 subscribers. Finally, Public Safety will continue to explore state and federal grant opportunities to assist in the performance of our duties.’’