Winter definitely arrived in February and the past couple of weeks has kept our Public Works Department busy! Our employees are dedicated, and this was evident in their work during the past weather events treating city roadways, working on frozen water meters, and keeping sewer stations up and running in the extreme artic conditions that fell over the Lake area.
This time of year, the weather plays favors or not when it comes to many outdoor projects. However, with spring at our doorstep, the Parks & Recreation Department is also busy with pre-season maintenance in preparation for league play to begin. Please check out our website for various league registrations and events upcoming at the parks.
On another note, the City now offers live streaming and archiving of our Board of Aldermen meetings. One of the many responses to the COVID-19 pandemic was the launch into virtual meetings, this not only included the need for staff and our elected officials to stay connected but included the need to hold public Board meetings on a virtual level. This was a bit challenging as the City lacked the necessary technology; however, over the past several months, upgrades to our sound and video systems were made and the appropriate technology acquired. Our ability now to have quality sound and video, and the means to archive, enhances our transparency and engagement with our community.
I hope you find value in the City’s newsletter. Please know that your comments and suggestions are important! Do not hesitate to contact me. We are dedicated to being good stewards of our community and will continue to operate efficiently to deliver superior municipal services to our citizens and visitors.