What Would You Improve in St. Charles in 2013?
If you could make a New Year's resolution for St. Charles, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.
As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives in 2013, what could we do right here in St. Charles to make it an even better place to live?
The city of St. Charles has just come off an 18-month effort to draw up a new draft comprehensive plan that would be used as a guide to future development in the city over the next two decades. The task force that pulled together the first formal draft of that plan has passed it on to the city, and the Plan Commission will begin its formal review of the document in January.
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Also, the Red Gate Bridge opened to vehicle traffic on Dec. 15, about a month ofter the winter lull began in the work on the East Main Street/Route 64 reconstruction project. City officials have said Red Gate Bridge already has recorded as many as 5,000 vehicles in one day — about 1,000 more than the expected average. Will that lessen the congestion on East Main/Route 64 when the reconstruction project picks up again in March?
Tell us in the comment section below what we can do to improve St. Charles in the coming year — or blog in Local Voices about why you love living here!