February is bringing a change to the Pleasant View City Council. Councilman Chugg had a wonderful opportunity to purchase a home and property adjacent to his family’s farm in a neighboring city. David told me it was a very difficult decision to move out of Pleasant View for a multitude of reasons. Both he and his wife felt like this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain this home and property and that although the timing wasn’t the most ideal, they felt like it was the right thing for them. I appreciate the contribution that David made to the Council–a great man with a great business sense. He has the ability to get his point across while maintaining an open mind to others’ ideas. That is a quality that makes a good leader. Thanks for all you’ve done in our City, not just your contribution to the Council, but also in your business dealings and your family’s contributions to the community. Good luck to you and your family.
As I write this article, applications are being taken for the Council to pick his replacement. We plan to conduct the interviews and make that appointment on February 12th. The successful candidate will serve until the election this fall. This means that this fall will bring an election that will include four council positions instead of three. One will be for a two-year position (the remainder of Councilman Chugg’s term) and three will be for the normal four-year positions that are up this year.
As always, I am committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure that Pleasant View remains the best place to not only grow up, but the best place to grow old.
Mayor Leonard Call