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From the Mayor's Desk - April 2014

Spring is here, according to my calendar at least, and the weather does seem to be getting a bit more pleasant. Other indications include trees and flowers starting to bud and the sound of lawn mowers in the air.

While the onset of spring is lifting our spirits here in City Hall, we are also dealing with some sadness caused by the resignation of Annette Taylor, one of our Deputy Clerks.

From the Mayor's Desk - February 2014

It’s been an unusual winter thus far with less precipitation than normal, temperatures alternating between warmer than expected down into the teens and 20s and, of course, our fair share of wind. A big benefit of this crazy weather has been the lack of snow in town. This has resulted in safer driving around our community and precluded the need for our Pubic Works crew to plow snow, thus far at least. Of course, we all know weather conditions can change pretty quickly around here and there’s still plenty of winter left so we may not have seen the worst yet.

From the Mayor's Desk - January 2014

As we welcome the New Year it’s a good time to recap a few of the events of 2013 as we look towards the future.

We experienced a fair amount of change in our staff at City Hall over the past 12 months with Steven Hasson, our new City Clerk/Treasurer/Administrator, and Richard Lafayette, our new Public Works Field Supervisor both coming on board. Steven and Richard have worked diligently to ensure our city continues to run smoothly while they learn the numerous duties and details their jobs require.

From the Mayor's Desk - December 2013

Unless you’ve been out of the country for a while you are probably aware the city has been working to create a Public Development Authority (PDA) for the express purpose of applying for a retail marijuana store license. There are a number of reasons we have undertaken this effort. Foremost among them is our belief a PDA will place more emphasis on fulfilling the goals of I-502 rather than focusing solely on the financial bottom line. Those goals include public health and safety, substance-abuse prevention, research, education, health care funding and law enforcement services.

From the Mayor's Desk - October 2013

Fall has most certainly arrived. As I sit typing these words, Gary, Bryan and Richard are removing a fallen tree blocking Garrison Drive just west of Pioneer. A second, smaller tree fell just southwest of the big one but fortunately didn’t hit anyone or any streets, cars or buildings. Thanks go to our Public Works crew for working in the pouring rain to keep our streets open and safe.

From the Mayor's Desk - June 2013

As a longtime baseball fan, I always enjoyed hearing Harry Caray say, “Holy Cow!” And I shared that same sense of excitement and joy when I realized Gorge Days is only about a month away!

We are super excited to have Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts back again. They will be performing a free concert from 4pm to 6pm to wrap things up Saturday night, but don’t miss out on any of the other fun, educational and/or  stimulating events going on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th.

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