As the community of Alta continues to grow, community members look to continue the progress into the next year. With many new projects and a lot of community support, the city of Alta as a whole has many goals for the year 2001.
Mayor Edwin Buckendahl said he believes Alta will continue to progress and continue to expand in the next year.
"When the census comes out, what we'd like to see is an increase in our population," Buckendahl said. "That's what I'm hoping for. We'd really like to see that increase."
The census will be out next Spring.
Buckendahl said the community seems to keep on growing, which is something that he really likes to see.
Along with the increase in population, the city of Alta will see many improvements in the next year with the West Highway project being a top concern.
The total project to redo West Highway costs around $215,000. The county has received a grant of $129,300. The city will be expected to pay 50 percent of whatever funds are needed above the $129,300.
"We plan to make a bid for the West Highway project in 2001 and hope to complete the project in 2002," Alta city clerk Tom Huseman said. "I also believe work on North First Street will be a concern in the New Year."
Read the rest of this article in the 12/28 Pilot Tribune.