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Mayor's Corner 05/20/2015

Dear Friends:
Our community’s “Great Richfield Cleanup” is in progress, and runs until Monday, June 1st
 
In honor of this cleanup effort, I decided it was time to go out and rearrange my garage! I did manage to throw a few things away, but not nearly as much as my wife thinks I should get rid of.  You see, I have some “real treasures”.
 
I know they’re treasures, because I have been moving them back and forth for years.  They have taken on value simply because I have moved them so many times.  No sane person would spend so much time moving an item if it wasn’t valuable.  Right?!
 
Honestly, I have no illusions.  When I croak, my boys will divide  up my few tools in about 30 minutes, and the vast majority of everything else will go to DI or to the dump. We just don't look at our own junk objectively. Read more ...

Mayor's Corner 05/13/2015

Dear Friends:
 
Twenty six letters in the alphabet—twenty four hours in a day.  How strange the same tools are given wise men and fools but they don’t use their time the same way.
 
I went in to a local business last week and was told in no uncertain terms that I am a fool.  If I have learned anything in this job it is that almost everyone has an opinion and most all of them are willing to share it with me. I couldn’t be happier. If you represent the people in any way, you should be willing to hear their opinions and complaints.
 
Quoting James A. Michener, a famous son of Sevier County, Carlos Asay, once said, “Mortality is not a pleasure cruise on some luxury liner.  It is a voyage fraught with challenges and constant buffetings of winds and waves.”  He went on to describe the need to stay on the true course.  This, I believe, is applicable to us as individuals, as families, as businesses, and as a community. Read more ...

Mayor's Corner 04/29/2015

Dear Friends: Every kid needs a tree to climb.
 
I grew up here in Richfield in a marvelous neighborhood. Nearly every home had children around my age.  Every summer day was an adventure; we would organize our own wagon train, we played a ball game of some sort, we went swimming, we hiked up Cottonwood Canyon or to Bulls Head, and we always climbed a tree or two.
 
The Ramsay family had some huge cottonwood trees and there were also some just across the street from my house.  These mature trees were difficult to climb because they didn’t have any low hanging limbs.  But once you got past that with a boost from a friend, you were in an amazing world of green and birds.  And the view was first rate!
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