Sibley is growing

By Paige Nash

Plans for a new Sibley subdivision are underway

Town of Sibley Mayor Jimmy Williams revealed the purchase of 7.5 acres of land at Monday’s Town Hall meeting. This new subdivision will be located at the Northern portion of the town, south of Calloway Corners Bed & Breakfast.  

“I have always said, ‘either you are growing, or you are dying, you don’t stay the same.’ When you start adding people, businesses start coming and that will just add to our sales tax,” said Williams.  

The development is projected to begin after the first of the year with plans to add approximately 21 new homes to the area.  

The Town of Sibley’s population is currently just over 1,200. “The town where everybody is somebody,” is positioned just south of the Webster Industrial District along Highway 371. The location and presence of an operating historic railway provides opportunity for industrial growth, while the access to Bayou Dorcheat and Lake Bistineau provides many recreational opportunities, such as picnicking, camping, boating, fishing and kayaking. 

“I have numerous calls from people who want to live in Sibley, who want to move from other places to Sibley,” said Williams. “I think this is a perfect situation for somebody who doesn’t want to fight the traffic and doesn’t want to fight the crime. I am excited to see this happen.” 

There are many steps to get this upcoming project underway. After land surveys are completed, evaluations are finished, plans are in place and permits are obtained, more details will be released.

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