Tinian and Aguiguan Mayor Joey Patrick San Nicholas said his office is working with the Capital Improvement Projects Office and the U.S. military as they plan out the overall infrastructure development for the island.
San Nicholas said they are nearly done with going over the office’s financials and inventory of the different facilities and equipment.
“From there we have very ambitious plans. Infrastructure is a top priority for us. So we’re working closely with CIP and the military as we develop our overall infrastructure development,” he said.
San Nicholas said they are also working on having direct flights to Tinian, which means working on getting the Tinian airport ready.
He said they also putting in place all Tinian resident department heads.
“All of the resident department heads [on] Tinian have been appointed so we’re in the process of them being heard and hopefully confirmed by the Tinian Municipal Council,” he said.
“I am also working closely with the leadership in identifying issues in education, the infrastructure, and the budget. There is a host of things that are going on in Tinian and I’d be remiss that I do not give credit to the leadership, mainly the chairman of the municipal council and the chairman of the Tinian delegation,” he added.
At the top of the infrastructure priority are the airport, the breakwater, and landfill, he said.
“We are also preparing the ribbon cutting for the renovation of the Department of Public Safety building and working on issuing a bid for the repair and rehabilitation of our guest house units located in lower or upper Navy Hill on Tinian,” he said.