Message from the Mayor:
It is hard to believe, but spring is just around the corner. Of course, Mother Nature had to get a few more licks in ahead of it. We had several bad days dealing with ice and some very cold temperatures. Fortunately, it was nothing like Snovid was last year. We had no issues with the electrical grid, and the public works did a great job of keeping the roads open. Kudos to the “essential” workers. The Daddy Daughter Dance at the community center was a huge success. Kudos as well to all that made that happen. We also closed applications for the four council seats up for re-election and the one vacant seat with only place 6 being contested. Good luck to both candidates. The city website has all the information for those interested.
On to March. March 1st is primary election day. It is an important part of our election process as it gives you the opportunity to “narrow” the field” and decide who you want to be on the ballot in November. The list is long. Do your homework, but above all, VOTE. Make your voice heard.
As we move into spring, it is time for us to take stock and prepare for the inevitable storms that this season brings us. Be prepared, and if you have children, please make sure they know what to do in an emergency situation.
On March 24th TCC Northeast campus will be hosting their 2nd Mid-Cities Mayoral Forum. Many of the local area Mayors will be there. Last year’s event was cancelled, by you guessed it, Covid.
Along with spring comes the dreaded changing of the clocks. March 13th, we move the hands of time forward one hour. Did you know Daylight Savings Time (DST) first started in Port Arthur, Ontario, in 1908? Germany and Austria were the first countries to use DST in 1916, with the United States following suit in 1918. You would think we’d be used to losing that one hour by now.
Lastly, we still have openings on many of our boards. See the city website for online applications or contact the City Secretary, Linda Proskey, for more information.