October 4, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 40

Manager reports Assisted Living is filled; boats are vacating N. Harbor

The Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department has several activities that are gearing up for action.

“We are working with PFI on the Humpy 500,” Petersburg City Manager Steve Giesbrecht said. “This event will take place in the community gym due to road construction downtown.”

Giesbrecht also announced that the youth basketball clinic will run in conjunction with the high school basketball team as a fundraising initiative and P & R is prepping for the beginning of adult indoor soccer.

According to Giesbrecht, the Energy Efficient Grant Application was completed by Donn Hayes and was submitted on behalf of the City and School.

“We are hoping this will give us some alternatives for cost effective heating for these city buildings,” he stated.

North Harbor stall owners are migrating toward the South Harbor preparing for next summer’s project.

“All stalls 48 foot and up have been permanently leased as of Sept.1,” Giesbrecht stated.

Skylights for the elderly housing roof project should be in Petersburg the third week in October. “The skylights will be installed as soon as they arrive,” Giesbrecht said. “This should conclude this project.”

According to Giesbrecht, pressure on the State for consideration of expanding the assisted living has finally paid off.

“We are now licensed for up to 30 residents in assisted living,” Giesbrecht said. “The difference between a retirement apartment and an assisted living apartment is approximately $50,000 per year for one apartment.”

Giesbrecht also explained that the city makes the most money from this group, but this is the group with the most need. “We want to remain respectful of those that already live there, as well as, the ones on the waiting list.”

The Petersburg Road Improvement Project is underway, with construction currently focused on underground utilities in the Dolphin Street area.

Petersburg Mayor Al Dwyer reminds the public to be aware of traffic signs. “When you see one of the road crew holding a sign that says Stop, please stop. Be respectful of those working in the community,” he stated. “Also, be aware that fines double in a construction area.”

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