In what feels like a blink of the eye, another year has sailed by. What a genuine honor it was to serve as your mayor this past year. I’m looking forward to another great year. I want to take this opportunity to thank the city council members that are leaving our ranks. Ken Francis isa relative newcomer to our council and stepped in from the Planning Commission to fill the term left vacant by Dave Chugg’s move to Farr West. Thanks to Ken for stepping up and for his willingness to serve. Boyd Hansen has been in Pleasant View as long as I can remember, and his wealth of knowledge and understanding of the dynamics and history of Pleasant View will surely be missed. He has a great love and a deep commitment to ensure that Pleasant View remains great. Jerry Burns is leaving us after many years of service. I am certain Jerry will forever be remembered for his passion of all things beautiful. He has demonstrated time and time again his love for parks, community history, beautification, and most importantly, a willingness to roll up his sleeves and get to work planting flowers and trees. A special thanks to him on behalf of hundreds of eagle scouts who have been able to do projects with the city; most all of them worked with Jerry to accomplish their projects. Again, thanks to all three of these fine gentlemen for taking their time and using their talents to bless the lives of our community members. If you happen to see one of these fine men, please take the time to thank them. Sometimes it feels like a thankless job; let’s make sure it isn’t.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Police Department, the Fire District and all the many members of the community (and there are hundreds) for the recently successful fundraising event known as Gun’s n Hoses. For those who may have missed the event, it was a basketball game between police and fire. It made church ball look like a powderpuff game. It was organized and executed to benefit the Otto family, who is having a very difficult time with major medical concerns. Thanks for your outpouring of love and support for them. We have an awesome community! Again, let me say that 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