We are in the season of planning here in the village, which includes the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan, the Village Park revamping (playground, boat launch), the AJ Smith rebuild and the signage, street and sidewalk needs that go with each.
March 21st is Election Day here. Three of the board members and the mayor’s position are up for election. As decisions are made by these individuals representing YOU, it presents an opportunity to be involved. Come to the board meetings (third Tuesday @ 6:00pm each month) or seek office.
Attention: Once we retrofit our trucks with snowplows for the winter we are unable to do chipping of trees/brush and/or pick up lawn leaf bags. Please store them away from the road edge until spring. Also this is not a good time to get off the roadway in the cemetery. Unfortunately someone did and created a bit of damaged property.
On a better note: The National Weather Service has recently documented 2016 as another warmest year ever. For 15 of the last 16 years the worldwide weather has been warmer. With the January we have had (and I like warm) it may produce another record.
And lastly, when you see the Doug’s Fish Fry truck please feed your family! The proceeds from the meals goes toward one or more of our worthy not-for-profits and stays in the Village.
Mayor Bud Shattuck
As we approach Christmas, the New Year and other holidays, I wish to extend my hope for everyone to have a safe and family filled time.
After the fire at the Academy school the village reached out to offer support and/or logistical help. The history and cooperation between the Seventh Day Adventist community and this village is very important. It was heartwarming to hear that many others reached out, including our local school district. The best to them in their cleaning up and rebuilding efforts.
Many of you may have also read about or heard that our water supply was affected by a problem in the water stripper. The County Health Department did a good job of notifying the public. As they stated the risk were minimal but getting the message out to those who may be more vulnerable was critical.
The construction project going on at the same site is for a redundant stripper. Nothing they did caused the problem; it was a computer board issue. When the project is done (probably May) our chances of future problems should be alleviated.
A reminder that parking on ANY street during the winter months (Nov. 1 – April 1) is forbidden. Please make arrangements to have your vehicles safely parked. You may be ticketed even when there is not a storm as this is a law, not a suggestion.
Cold weather and big storms affect our health and safety, so stay warm and dry, drive carefully and please, look out for one another!
Mayor Bud Shattuck
Mayor’s Message November 30, 2016
Winter season is upon us, thanks to the 20+ inches of snow we received. As always I believe our Public Works employees did an outstanding job of keeping our roads safe.
This was also a reminder about the winter (Nov.1 – April 1) parking rules. And I was pleasantly surprised by how well everyone complied. If your neighbor doesn’t know about it, please be kind and let them know.
Speaking of reminders, the Village Tree lighting at 5:30 and the Children’s Christmas Party immediately following is this Saturday, December 3rd. This reminder is for the adults as the children already know!!!
On a less positive note, the village and surrounding areas are not exempt from the rash of car and home burglaries. Please lock up your house, take valuables out of your car and lock them also, and maybe leave a light on to deter unwanted visitors. And best, be good neighbors and look out for each other.
Many may have noticed the construction happening at our water plant, across from the high school. More work to keep our water safe for you.
Lastly, the election debacle is over (thank goodness) and the hope is for things that happen will be positive. With that said, the village election cycle is nearing. January is the typical time for candidates to seek office. This year 3 of the 4 Village Board seats and the Mayor are up for election. As the current mayor I am extremely pleased with the progress of the past year. There is a need for public interest and so if you are happy say so, and if not say so. Be involved.
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Thank you and have a great holiday,