Fire Bond taking shape thanks to encouraging open houses. Our base case budget for a new fire station has increased to $11 million in response to feedback from the firefighters and the community.
Environmental stewardship inspired the increase, as the Council requested that the building reach a LEED Silver certification. To-date we have had 8 public meetings, A Fair on the Square and 2 Open Houses to solicit your feedback. The next date for your calendar is Monday, July 15, for public hearings and August 13 for the third of six Open Houses.
Budget public hearings begin. I am delighted by the public reaction to my “back to basics” budget that I proposed at the last council meeting. We will now start the process of having three public hearings on the budget to solicit input from the Council and public. I am hopeful that through this process we will end up with a final budget that has Council and community support.
Website – new and improved and ready for launch. Our new website will be launched shortly. It feels fresh, informative and easy to navigate, yet we're prepared for some teething pains as we transition over by the end of the month. I hope you like it and I look forward to hearing your feedback.
Wygles make for Grand announcement. Kathy and Patsy Wygle will be our Grand Marshals for this year’s Wagon Days Parade. Arts, culture, education and community – they have done it all. Nothing happens if people don’t show up, and boy, have they shown up and made it happen to the benefit of us all. Thank you Kathy and Patsy – get ready to ride the wagon!
Summer is in full swing – thank you to all our community members that are making things happen throughout our valley.