Well, 2018 is in the books. What a joy 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 our employees. They do a phenomenal job in the performance of their duties. There are many others that serve on your behalf as well. The City Council, the Planning Commission, the Board of Adjustments, the volunteers that help with community events, your Youth City Council members and I’m sure there are some that I am missing. That’s the problem with trying to remember everyone that make so many wonderful contributions to making this such a great City to live in, you run the risk of forgetting someone. I hope that I haven’t.
I’m sure that most of you have had the opportunity to see a new project underway along 2700 North at the intersection of 600 West. December brought a much-anticipated ground breaking ceremony for the new Pleasant View Free Standing Emergency Room. This is exactly what it sounds like. It is an Emergency Room that is not physically attached to a hospital. This ER is part of the MountainStar Healthcare system. The way a freestanding ER works is that if you have an emergency and need to go to an emergency room, you can go here and be treated. If you need to be admitted to a hospital once you have been stabilized, you can be transported to an in-patient hospital of your choice.
It is my hope that you won’t have to use the ER. But, I know that many of us will. I personally have taken loved ones to the ER four times during just the last three months. An ER located within a few minutes versus 20 minutes will not be just a timesaver but will truly be a lifesaver.
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