Thank you to our Police Officers
Attitude! It’s what makes or breaks our day. A perfect example of this is the Founders Day this past June. It was a hard thing to not just cancel the whole event; that would have been the easiest. But, people with positive attitudes stepped up and put on something entirely different. Those who chose to participate provided nothing but positive feedback to us. We look forward to including these new activities in next year’s events.
There has been so much talk about our rights as they apply to masks and also gatherings. Once again, I cite Attitude! I encourage everyone to be a survivor, to not bring sickness or even death into our community, to think of others and not just of yourselves. It is not the most pleasant thing in the world to wear a mask, and yet it is a very simple thing. There is so much bickering about whether it helps or not. I must admit, I have no idea if it is effective or not. I hope it is. I hope it helps. I want to get back to normal. I want my grandchildren back in school. I want my parents to be able to go out in public safely. I want to go sit in a restaurant to eat without fear. I want to visit sick friends in the hospital. I want to be able to pay my respects to friends and loved ones at funerals and weddings. If wearing a mask will help get us there, then I’m up for it, and I hope you are too.
Lastly, but most importantly, we live in a wonderful community. We have wonderful employees who work hard and have the difficult task of enforcing all the rules and laws governing everything from planning, zoning, building, and nuisances all the way to serious crime. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank a special group of our employees. Our police officers are an amazing group of individuals. There is no denying that these are terrible times in the world. Lawlessness seems to be the new fad. There is unjustified hatred for anyone wearing the badge. It truly sickens me to even watch the news anymore; I have started avoiding it all together. But, know this! We have great police officers who truly care about each of you. They want to protect. They want to serve. They want to keep the bad guys at bay. If you see them – thank them, wave to them, acknowledge them, they are there for you. They truly put their lives on the line for you each and every day. They are amazing individuals.
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