Hopefully, you took the time to exercise your right to cast your vote in last month’s election. Sadly, it appears that only one in three who are registered to vote in Pleasant View took that opportunity. With the mail-in-ballot method of voting that we have available to us I hope many more would take the opportunity to cast their ballot. If you’re not registered to vote, please do so. You can do that on the Lieutenant Governor’s website and then you can receive your ballot in the mail for next year’s election.
Congratulations to all who signed up to run. We had a great slate of individuals who ran this year. Sara Urry was re elected to a 4-year term. Newcomers include Ann Arrington and David Marriott for the 4-year terms. Kevin Bailey was elected to the final 2 years of a 4-year term that was vacated by Dave Chugg. Kevin has served previously on the City Council, and his prior experience will be a great asset to the Council. Ann has been serving on the Planning Commission and will be bringing that experience to the Council. All three of the new members have been attending council meetings and will be able to hit the ground running. Again, thanks to all who put their names out there and wanted to be involved in their city.
Thanksgiving is now just a memory, but we all have something or someone to be thankful for. As we approach this holiday season, let us remember we are all in this together. There is someone out there who is in need of a helping hand. Maybe they need help with Christmas for their family, or perhaps help with a holiday meal. Maybe it’s as simple as a visit and the gift of your time and caring for a family member or friend who needs the reassurance they are not alone or forgotten. We each have the ability to bring happiness and joy to someone in need. Reach out and be there for them, not only this holiday season, but throughout the year. Thanks for all you do and will do.
Thanks for caring, thanks for sharing, and thanks for being good neighbors. 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