Echo City Council Draft Goals: DRAFT - City Council Goals 2-23-21   History - 1. Fort Henrietta - rebuild the bolck house replica 2. Modernize/ App for the digital world 3. Strong historical community 4. Coordinate w/tribes, EHA, or any other local civic group 5. School history day   Council - 1. Update rules / procedures 2. Transparency / communication 3. Update Comprehensive plan 4. School District Student representation on the Council   Economy - 1. Promote tourism 2. Community reader board 3. Review/ Develop commercial code (Historical themes) 4. Money incentive for new businesses 5. Railroad right of way - commercial zone   Safety / Health - 1. Code enforcement 2. Railroad Crossing Blocking roads Train horns Crossing contact signs Pedestrian crossing bridge  3. Crosswalks 4. Sidewalks - repair & new construction 5. County/ PW/ State for road repairs 6. Police accountability 7. Community cleanup/ free dumpsters for public    Growth- 1. Businesses 2. Planning commission for developments   Community - 1. Community Events - City sponsored or Co-sponsored National Night Out Giving Tree Arbor Day School History Day 2. Promote main events 3. Outreach to groups/ clubs 4. Welcome baskets for new residents & maybe tourist baskets 5. Revitalization of Fort Henrietta Days 6. Resource list   City Operations -  1. Council Packets made available to the public via website - keeping people informed 2. Water Master Plan update 3. Sewer Project 4. Proper Equipment for the Public Works Department 5. Golf Course irrigation & management plan for future 6. Continuing education for City Staff 7. Maintenance & Improvement Plans for streets, buildings, and other City owned assets.     


City of Echo Receives a grant from the Wildhorse Foundation

The City of Echo received a grant for $20,000 to help cover the costs of replacement of the City Hall & Library HVAC system. The city has also received other grant funds this year that will combine with this grant to cover all the costs. Our system is nearly 25 years old and due to the building being on the National Register we cannot alter the outside apparence of the building which is what we would have to do if we went with a different sytle of HVAC system. 

We are very grateful for the generosity and support of the Wildhorse Foundation to support local communities with a variety of needs. This is not the first time the Foundation has helped out Echo, it is my understanding that the city received a similiar grant in 2018 to cover the remodel costs of the Old VFW building. As the city facilities continue to age we will be continuing to find ways to fund projects around Echo and without the support of organizations like the Wildhorse Foundation and others we would not have the ability to stay up on prevenatative maintenance.