August 1, 2019
From the Desk of the Mayor
The summer has almost run its course! Tourist season is winding down, and our young citizens return to school on the 21st, a true sign of summer coming to a fast close. With the beginning of school comes the large yellow vehicles that tend to slow traffic in all the Tri-County area. We all will need to adjust our travel times to take this into consideration. Safe and happy travel to and from places of learning is what I’m sure we all want for our children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. To the young citizens, it is also your responsibility to help ensure your safety in your travels. Follow all the bus safety rules, and be watchful at bus stops to stay out of roadways and be aware of traffic as older folks also head to work.
Tropical storm number three has kicked up its heels to remind us, yes, tis the season. While this storm definitely reminds us to all be diligent in our hurricane evacuation plans and routes. We all are hoping for a hurricane free season, but we know it only takes one for us to have a real bad day, followed by many days of rebuilding and restoration of our lives.
I will extend another round of congratulations to the Public Works crew, who have not only worked diligently to keep our beach and city as clean as possible this summer, but have also worked to complete the Shadow Race Park, city landscaping up to par, and Mr. Lutz is working hard to get the tennis and basketball courts open in the first weeks of September. Congratulations, guys, it has been another long hot summer coming to a clean end for our city thanks to your diligence.
Get your calendars out and draw a big red circle around August 6th. That is the evening for National Night Out! Lt. Hlavac and his committee have worked very hard to make sure this will be the best one yet! SO, don’t miss this opportunity to get to know your Public Safety Department members in a fun enjoyable evening.
I also need to recognize the Parks and Recreation Board for their hard work in bringing the Shadow Race Park from an idea to a completed green space for our citizens to use as a place of relaxation and even meditation. Thanks to the leadership of Katherine Houghton and the work of many volunteers, this spot full of history and beauty will be preserved for all of us.
Many congratulations go to the Parks and Recreation Board, volunteers, and Amy Foxhall’s leadership for another great experience in Family Fun Nights! As they come to a close, it is sad to know we won’t enjoy the laughter of our children and families in the park Tuesday evenings. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what’s in store next year.
Finally, Surfers’ Healing will be August 22nd. If you never have experienced this wonderful day, come by and see what pure joy and delight is for children with autism and their families.
As always if you have any questions feel free to contact me: (843) 729-0298 or email@example.com.