Local government new year resolutions

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG / WECP) – With a new year comes new resolutions and new projects. Cities like Mexico Beach have many plans on the horizon for 2022 that many will be excited about, including the return of their farmer’s market.

“We are recovering Parker Park,” said Doug Baber, general manager of Mexico Beach. “It’s one of our goals this year, it’s a little more green spaces and a little more community involvement. We want to make sure the community is moving again. Thus, Parker Park will host the Farmers’ Market.

They also have plans in the works for their municipal government building, a new pier and that is to name a few.

“I just closed last week on the 25 acres behind City Hall that will house the police station and fire station and civic center,” Baber said.

The City of Callaway also has plenty to do for 2022, such as stormwater projects, park playground improvements, and several commercial ventures under construction along Tyndall Parkway.

“This will be the year that all of our hard work and planning pays off,” said Ed Cook, City Manager of Callaway. “The residents will be able to begin to see mainly the fruits of our labor. “

Panama City Beach has road works projects underway, such as the Back Beach Road expansion.

“We want to continue to make great strides in our Front Beach Road improvements,” said Michael Jarman, Panama City Beach, City Council. “The Florida Department of Transportation has worked tirelessly to begin, hopefully this coming year, the Back Beach Road 6-lane expansion process. “

It looks like 2022 will be the year of projects and improvements for towns in Bay County.

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