"100 years & we're just getting started" - Banks "State of the City" address


Banks Mayor Pete Edison 1   The City of Banks is celebrating its centennial this year, and Mayor Pete Edison highlighted the city's activities around its 100 year anniversary as part of his "State of the City" address.
   Edison also talked about preparing for a growing community.
   Banks currently has a population of about 1,900 people.
   The city has been working to replace and repair water transmission pipes/lines and to identify new water supply sources.
   The Mayor also mentioned how some system development charges (SDCs), which help pay for infrastructure, have rates that have not been raised in 20 years, but after a review will now be increased.
   Mayor Edison also touched on transportation improvements the city is undergoing.
   The city has a volunteer Economic Development Commission, which is looking at a matching funding program to improve the looks of the exteriors of Banks businesses.
   Banks next centennial celebration will be a music in the park event on May 17.
   To learn more visit, the City of Banks' website.