Despite flooding which literally put a damper on village and city projects, mayors from Greene, Oxford and Norwich say 2006 was a year of growth and improvements.
Greene mayor, John Bennett explains flooding hampered projects and impacted families oftentimes more than once in the village this year but says he was grateful no serious injuries or fatalities occurred. Throughout the year Greene has seen many improvements and additions. The fire station was dedicated and substantial work to the municipality electric systems got underway.
The Raymond Corporation has a 66,000 foot expansion currently in the works and Bennett says business’s have moved into the area with a high success rate. With the opening of a new restaurant, Nathan Greene’s Publik House, a new formal shop and music shop have made business in the village boom. He says projects are moving forward.
The village of Oxford has seen significant changes as well says mayor, Terry Stark. The biggest project in 2006 was the completion of putting what the village calls well number 3 on-line.