BIBLE HILL - The Village of Bible Hill has a number of versatile events and issues on its priority list this year.
Village chairman Tom Burke said there are a number of events and projects that will dominate the village's agenda in 2013. One of highlights is the village's 60th anniversary, which will include a number of events throughout the year as well as a major celebration in August.
"I'd like to see it be a real success with lots of community participation," said Burke. Details surrounding anniversary festivities will be made known as the events get closer.
An ongoing issue for the village has been the future of the Scotia Pool. Village commissioners spent a lot of time in the fall looking at possible options to help sustain the community pool until Sept. 30 of this year.
Burke said the village has taken on the pool's bookkeeping in the interim and is awaiting a contract with the provincial government, detailing specifics on keeping the pool open until the fall.
Brendan Smithson, the village's recreation director, also confirmed that although an agreement is still "finalizing" with the government, "everything seems to be moving in a positive direction."
"There's no answer as to what anybody will do past Sept. 30 but it's status quo as of now," said Smithson.
Another issue the village will focus on this year is sidewalk improvements. Burke said a section of College Road, from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College day care to Vimy Road, will be done.
What won't be tackled this year, however, are construction projects, Burke said.
"I don't anticipate any construction because of cost overruns (from the storm sewer realignment project off of Guest Drive) from last year and we want to top up our reserves," said Burke.
There are also two commissioners' seats up for grabs this June. The village commission terms last three years and Burke and vice-chairwoman Donna VanKroonenburg are at the end of their term.