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Mayor's Corner 06/24/2015

Dear Friends:
Summer is here in full force. When we are out of town, She Who Shall Not Be Named (SWSNBN) is constantly worried about our flowers drooping, our vegetables choking, and our dog Dolly being lonely.
 
We have great tenders for the garden, flower beds and Dolly but SWSNBN knows that these kind volunteers are busy with their own lives, and might not be there at the very second a leaf is stressed.  I’ve suggested that we just stay home, poised with garden hose in hand, ready to respond precisely at that moment of greatest stress and thirst. For this astute suggestion, I got squirted with cold water. Read more ...

Mayor's Corner 06/17/2015

Dear Friends: 
I was raised in an optimistic home. My parents were interested in our neighborhood and community, and they expected things to always get better. I am a product of that home and have an attitude of gratitude and optimism. As we see current events unfold, it’s only natural that we are concerned about the direction our country and world is heading.  It tests our optimism.
 
One of my personal heroes, LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley said the following:
 
I am asking that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life we “accentuate the positive.” I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment virtue and effort. I am not asking that all criticism be silenced. Growth comes of correction. Strength comes of repentance. Wise is the man who can acknowledge mistakes pointed out by others and change his course. Read more ...

Mayor's Corner 06/10/15

Dear Friends: 
Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines, once said, “People say I’m extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty.  But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?”
 
Well I can understand why some would think Imelda’s 3,000 plus pairs of shoes might have been extravagant, but I completely agree with her on the subject of garbage!
 
Last week, Richfield completed its city-wide, two-week long cleanup, and I wanted to thank each one of you who accepted the challenge to make your yard and our community a little better.  The City, with the help of our friends at White’s Sanitation, provided four large dumpsters to make it easier for residents to get rid of larger items which were not suitable for curbside pickup.  Our thanks also go out to the folks at the Sevier County Landfill, who accepted these extra loads at no cost to the City. Read more ...