Jellico mayor has high hopes for 2009

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By Charlotte Underwood

Building revenue and repairing infrastructure is on Jellico’s agenda for 2009. Though economically times are hard, Jellico Mayor Forster Baird says he is still planning for the future.

According to Baird, there are five main issues that he hopes to work on in the upcoming year.

He said the revitalization of certain areas within the town would likely be on upcoming agendas in the future.

Baird also said he plans to continue the Rarity Mountain annexation project study in the hopes of bringing in extra revenue through Rarity Mountain.

Street and sidewalk repairs, as well as the industrial park are also topics that will be on the council’s agenda in the future.

“We plan to continue to regain possession of the Taylor Machine building in the industrial park,” said Baird.

The final avenue of improvement will be directed towards grant writing and applications, according to Baird.

“I want to direct more attention towards grant applications for the needs of the citizens of Jellico,” stated Baird