Summer is finally here, arriving with much fanfare, trials, and tribulations. I sincerely hope that all is well with each of you. This strange new way of doing things has been a unique life experience for all of us. I have seen it in my young grandchildren as they struggle to understand what is going on. I have seen it in my parents as they have hunkered down in their home to try and stay safe. I have seen it in my grandson as he struggles with its effect on his high school graduation. I have seen it in my neighbors as they work to keep their business going. This situation is unique in as much as everyone has been affected in some way. For some, it is just an inconvenience, and for others, it is a major life-altering event. We are truly all in this together. Stay safe, stay positive. We will get through this together and be a stronger community as a result.
As I am sure you are aware, community celebrations all over the state have been cancelled, postponed, or modified. Our own Founders Day celebration scheduled for June 27th has been greatly modified to conform to the Health Department guidelines. We have had to cancel the parade, the breakfast, the 5k run, the car show, and the salmon bake. We will have a modified firework show and some other fun activities that are in the planning stage. Details to follow, so please check our Facebook page or our web site to stay informed.
We are in the midst of putting together our annual budget. The public hearing for the budget will be June 9th at 6:00 pm. We would love to have any interested parties attend the public hearing and make any comments you have concerning the budget. Copies of the tentative budget are available at the city office.
Lastly, please obey the speed limits as you travel through the neighborhoods. It is becoming increasingly dangerous, and our police department is stretched extremely thin. It doesn’t make sense to increase the number of police officers and raise our taxes to pay for them just to enforce traffic laws within our neighborhood roads. We each need to do our part to ensure that our streets are safe and our taxes stay low. Parents, please talk with your young drivers about the dangers and what would happen to their lives if they were to kill a child. To all of us, please be on the lookout for children that will be out playing, bike riding, skate boarding, and any other imaginable activity that kids will do. Let’s keep them safe!
Once again, thanks for caring, thanks for all you do, and thanks for being good neighbors. I am committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure that we remain the best place to not only grow up, but the best place to grow old.
Mayor Leonard Call
City Info Mayor: Leonard Call
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