As of July 2014, Mr. Gilbert Davis, head of the recently elected Murphy Town Committee, has been trying to clean up and revitalize the settlement of Murphy Town.
The new Chairman started making his mark even before election. He took it upon himself to continue the construction of the Community Center, which had sat unfinished for a several years. Driving along Forest Drive near Murphy Town Park, one can now observe the structure standing up to belt.
Sharing his goals in an interview, Mr. Davis said that he intends to have a roof on the building within six months.
As soon as the funds become available, (most likely near the end of October) he is planning a major clean-up of the town, asking residents to participate by getting rid of the derelict vehicles on their properties as well as helping to remove the garbage laying around. He has involved the Police and the Department of Environmental Health to support his efforts.
Another major project of the Committee was to clean up the area that had been reserved for the residents of Great Cistern to dispose of their daily trash. But that ended up being used as a dumping site.
The Committee organized a major clean-up of that area upon taking office, but major dumping resumed immediately after. He is now planning to organize regular pick-ups in the Great Cistern / Coral Point area as soon as the local government budget funds become available.
Long term visions involve the creation of a cultural village in the Coconut Tree Bay area and a general beautification of the town in partnership with the Murphy Town Association.
Paul Curry, Glen McDonald, Don Bootle, Roselyn Saunders, Matthew Taylor and Jaxel Tinker are the newly elected members of the Murphy Town Committee.