There is much happening in the Village. Here is an update.
1. Stagecoach continues to work on the Dining Room. Several months ago, the owner gave a presentation to the BOA and it depicted a beautiful dining area for your dining pleasures.
2.Thursday evening, Mr. Sterling Ambrose will give a 10-minute presentation on the Museum-College Hill project. This project will bring these two historic sites front-and-center. The Museum will receive a “make-over” that will attract many people to see the artifacts of historic Salado. Great Holiday plans are in the planning stages.
3.October 19, traffic will shift to the new northbound I-35, and the northbound exit will open. The sidewalks on the southbound frontage road are being completed. The last major part of the project is completing the Thomas Arnold exit.
4.The area under the Salado Plaza Bridge continues on schedule. The sidewalk is being completed. Next will come the designer bricks between the sidewalk and the pillars. After that, crepe myrtle trees planted on the east and west sides nearest the frontage road. The round area east of the bridge will be covered with grass with live oak and cypress trees planted around the perimeter. Irrigation system is being installed for all garden areas. Salado’s early spring promises to be beautiful.
5. All permits are received for the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Currently, our engineer is preparing a construction bid announcement for the construction of the plant. Amber Dankert is working with Corps of Engineers and Texas Fisheries and Wildlife for the final laying-of-the-pipe permit. The goal is to have the Waste Water Treatment Plant and sewer system fully operational November 2017. Our engineer says it is achievable.
6.The Holiday season is coming together. All indications are that it is going to be a spectacular celebration.