The CSRA is growing and North Augusta is on the move. May 9 local leaders will address current issues that either benefit or hinder the area during a State of the Community meeting.
With progress comes expansion and there are many projects in the works right now in North Augusta.
At the State of the Community meeting, there will be a discussion panel including North Augusta Mayor Bob Pettit, Aiken County Council Chairman Gary Bunker, Aiken County School Superintendent Dr. Sean Alford, and Fort Gordon Garrison Commander Col. James Clifford. They will discuss the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats the community faces in the year ahead.
Some of the things that are on North Augusta’s agenda are expanding business off of exit 5 from I-20. The renewal of downtown North Augusta dubbed the Main Street program and revitalizing the Martintown- US Road 1 interchange area.
Mayor Pettit says he’s anxious for the road ahead. “We’re going to talk about economic development. Going to talk about Riverside Village. Talk about information technology or information technology dominance to a certain extent. Talk about Main Street. Talk about the land swap which is going to get us North Augusta Country Club to develop as a park on the north side of town. So I’m going to try to hit the highlights what the city is doing and you’ll see we’re doing something for every part of this town.”
With the influx of people moving to the North Augusta area with their families, the schools are growing.
“I think Aiken County schools have already begun that adaptation. I’ve heard Dr. Alford speak a couple of times about how they’re focusing on STEM and the things that are important in today’s environment and you know that’s one of the benefits about this chamber event. I get to listen to the county plan, the school board plan and what my approach is,” said Mayor Pettit.
The State of the Community meeting will start on May 9 at 5:30 p.m. and last until 8:00 p.m. at North Augusta High School. The address is 200 Knobcone Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841. Along with the discussion panel, there will also be a question and answer portion.
Tickets are no longer on sale. They were about 10 dollars to cover dinner costs. Although a limited amount of people will be allowed in at the door.
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