The first 100 days? How about the first 90? Things have been very busy at City Hall. Council recently approved spending money on a needed infrastructure improvement. This improvement involves replacing some 80 plus year old water mains. The current mains were failing at too rapid of a pace. We know there are many needed improvements over all but it was decided to start with our water supply.

Also in the works is an evaluation of all roads within the City. They will be graded utilizing an accepted evaluation process. This will allow us to have a plan moving forward so when funds become available, we will know which roads need to be addressed first.

I’ve been involved in many meetings these past few months. Mostly they involve face to face introductions focusing on working together. The days of working independently must come to an end. We must all come together for our common goal.

Overall I am very pleased with how things are going. I’ve learned that these things take time. We can’t fix every issue at once. We can’t address every problem at once. But we can plan for those fixes and problems. Without a plan in place we become reactionary instead of proactive. We can’t afford to be reactionary.

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