4.9.2023 Mayor’s Message

Hello Everybody,

  • I hope yours was a great weekend with family and friends.  The warm sun, with much melting, a weekend without blowing snow and battling ice was greatly appreciated.
  • Perhaps there will be a new flood potential forecast this week.  Considering the snow event we had last week, it will be interesting to see if our forecast changes.
  • Our City Administrator, Gwen, along with our Department Heads, and many of our employees have reviewed and updated our “Flood Book”.  The Flood Book is our guide for noting at what heights each bridge is closed, when & where clay levees & flood walls are installed.  Basically it contains everything needed to manage flooding situations.  Last week Gwen facilitated a tutorial for our commissioners, it was really well done!  Thank you everyone.
  • In a letter from CHI Mercy Health, President Ryan, we are reminded that even walking a “little more” can make a big difference in how well we feel. Thank you Ryan.
  • Chautauqua Boulevard has no curb on the riverside.  When the levees were removed last fall, topsoil was placed and grass was seeded, so driving in the mud is very destructive and costs you, the tax payers, more of your tax dollars.
  • The VCFD had a fundraiser awhile back, thanks to all who attended and contributed.  Have you wondered how funds are utilized?  A few years ago the glass overhead doors on the building were purchased and now money is being earmarked to replace the rescue boat.  Thanks folks.
  • Throughout our nation and the world there are “trying times” of unrest and violence.  Whatever your Faith, please pray for serenity and peace.
  • Thanks to all who provide and proof material for this article.
  • When I change the way I look at things, the things I look at change.”        ~ Anonymous                                                                                                     

Blessings, Pray, be Grateful and Respectful,


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