Another successful Founders Day is in the books and it was a wonderful day for our community. The weather was a little cooler than we are accustomed to for this time of the year. Thanks to all of you for making it a great day. A special thanks to all the staff and volunteers that make an event like this come together.
As announced in the previous message, the parade started a little bit further east this year. This was done in order to more fully incorporate Barker Park into the festivities. The race ended at the park, the breakfast was at the park and we wanted to be able to let those attending these events enjoy the parade from the park before starting the water games. Next year we are going to add a second announcer’s stand either at the Barker Park or perhaps at the round-about. Final details need to be worked out.
In a recent article, Pleasant View was listed as the second fastest growing city in Weber County (by percentage). We continue to grow and yet we still enjoy a small-town feeling. We have a sense of neighborhoods and friends, not just a place to live, but a sense of community. I love that feeling.
I continue to be amazed at your patriotism. I have noticed that flags are being flown on holidays. I drove around the city on Flag Day and noticed a lot of flags being flown. I see an ever-increasing amount of permanent flag poles appearing around the city. It gives me such a sense of pride. We truly have the greatest citizens in the country. I believe this with all my heart. Thank you so much. I cannot adequately express my pride for my country, my city and for all the great people in this community.
Lastly, as a reminder from our police, please be careful. Make sure your cars and your garages are locked up at night. Do your part and don’t become a victim. The bad guys know that there are only so many police officers on the streets at any given time, so any little thing we can do to help keep ourselves and our property safe will help. Remember, if you suspect something, say something. Report any suspicious behavior to 911. I encourage you to look around at your City and notice what is happening on your street. If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Report it!
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