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Mayor's Column: Looking Forward Towards 2021

Each year, Council takes community input as we develop a list of priorities – projects and initiatives -residents have indicated are of great importance. Several key infrastructure projects were delivered in 2020.
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Cochrane Mayor Jeff Genung

Each year, Council takes community input as we develop a list of priorities – projects and initiatives -residents have indicated are of great importance.    

Several key infrastructure projects were delivered in 2020. These include but aren’t limited to:

·        Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge Opens – providing Cochrane with an all-important second access across the river and gives residents alternate routes around town.    

·        Cochrane On-Demand Local Transit (COLT) - delivering better connectivity around our community, soon including transport to Calgary.

·        Horse Creek Pedestrian Crossing - providing safe connectivity to Cochrane’s excellent pathway network.

·        Utility Upgrades on Railway Street – preparing for future construction of the transit and innovation centre. 

·        Phase 1 of Centre Avenue Widening - connecting traffic from the south side of Cochrane to the major highways on the north side and a step towards the ultimate four lanes coming in 2022.

·        Transit & Innovation Centre parking - supporting community accessibility to transit, the innovation centre and downtown. 

We will look forward, reflecting on and honouring the lessons this past year has taught us, so we may create an even brighter future. Resilience won through the challenges of 2020 and will reward us with greater will and determination to accomplish tasks and projects closest to our hearts.

My hope is the spirit of giving continues in our community throughout this upcoming year, as full hearts can so easily embrace new challenges and new opportunities for ourselves, and for others.

May 2021 for all of you, be inspiring, prosperous and connected.

Happy New Year Cochrane!

Mayor Jeff Genung