From the Mayor's Desk - January 2015

Christmas came early for our city this year in the form of some generous donations made by a couple residents.

Lisa and Corey Jones gave us an incredible gift the week before Christmas, a copier that has been a pressing need for us for sometime now. Our old copier has been on its last legs for the past few years and figuring out how to acquire a replacement within the confines of our already very tight budgets has not been a successful endeavor.

Luckily for us, Lisa and Corey had a very viable machine they were no longer using and contacted us about donating it to the city. They delivered it to City Hall a couple Saturdays ago and helped us set it up and get it connected to our internal network. The new copier can collate, staple and punch holes in documents as they’re printed and should provide many years of service.

On a smaller but no less heartfelt scale, Terri Bianchi purchased and delivered a couple of new rugs for the City Hall entryway just before Christmas. They are very attractive and will help keep our floors clean and dry through the rest of the wet season, which ends in about July as I recall.

All of us at City Hall want to thank Lisa, Corey and Terri for their bighearted donations. It’s always nice to receive gifts but when they are given to our city by residents they tend to be even more heartwarming.

On another money saving note, your city staff is working on a plan to turn off some of our street lights to reduce expenses. We have identified which lights we think make the most sense to be turned off and have a map in City Hall showing them all. We would greatly appreciate your input and welcome you to drop by to take a look at the map and let us know your thoughts. We will have a Public Hearing at our January 27th meeting to gather more input and hope to run an article in the Pioneer with more details soon.

As we enter 2015, all of us who work for you would like to wish you a happy, healthy New Year.

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