Woodstock Mayor Henriques State of City Address

Woodstock GA Mayor Donnie Henriques recently gave his “State of the City” address according to the Cherokee Tribune. In his talk, Henriques discussed the past year’s accomplishments, ongoing projects and goals for 2011.{[}]{[}]history of Woodstock GA as shown on downtown muralHighlights of the past year include:{[}]

{[}]Henriques also touted the recent performance of city employees during the recent snowstorm and mentioned the positive signs for residential devleopment: a new apartment complex in Woodstock West, John Wieland committing to finish Woodstock Downtown and Ashton Woods taking over construction at Woodstock Knoll.{[}]{[}]On the wishlist for 2011, Henriques would like to see:{[}]

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  • Major progress on the Rope Mill interchange
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  • The beginning of commercial development in the nearby Ridgewalk area
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  • Woodstock winning the right to become the new host city for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame (the city is competing with Dunwoody and Athens)
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  • Opening the city’s first dog parkdowntown Woodstock is buzzing during Greensprints Alliance Streetfest
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  • Completion of the Amphitheatre at Woodstock City Park
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  • A left-turn lane on Towne Lake Pkwy onto Main Street
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  • And moving City Council meetings back to Downtown once renovations are complete in the former sanctuary of Woodstock Community Church
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{[}]While noting that the city’s property tax base declined by 7% in 2010, Henriques stated “I am pleased to be able to tell you that we not only survived another year, but we continue to make good progress towards accomplishing our collective goals.”{[}]{[}]Let’s hope the Mayor is able to see his wish list granted in full and that Downtown Woodstock continues to thrive in 2011. Woodstock seems to be rebounding from the recession and looks to be back on track in reaching its great potential.

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