From the Mayor's Desk - January 2017

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017. I’m excited about the upcoming year for many reasons, including more repairs to our aging streets, getting closer to paying off our fire truck and my last year as mayor.

While it’s been very rewarding serving as mayor for the past 7 years, I am not a believer in career politicians and by the end of this year I will have served over 10 years between my time as a City Councilor and Mayor, which is far more than I ever thought I would.

I’m sure some of you will welcome this news while others may be a little less enthusiastic to see me go, but life will continue to move ahead regardless of who sits in the Mayor’s office and I trust there are enough concerned, engaged residents of North Bonneville to take over the reins and help guide our city into the future.

Dedicating one’s time and energy for the betterment of one’s community is an essential building block of not only our city, but our county, state and country as well. It’s not always fun and it’s seldom easy, but it is very rewarding to play a small part in bettering our city and I have enjoyed working with so many dedicated city employees, elected officials, volunteers and community-minded citizens.

I know a year seems like a long time, but I encourage everyone in our community to start the conversation right now to determine who is prepared and willing to take on the office of Mayor. It’s never too early to begin the process.

In other news, it’s the start of a New Year which means it’s time to renew any business licenses, dog licenses and golf cart permits you may need to remain in compliance with our municipal code. If you have any questions regarding renewal of any of the items, please call City Hall at 427-8182 or stop by and see us in person.

As always, we welcome your input and ideas regarding our city. Any leftover cookies can also be dropped off during normal business hours, 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. You can also contact me by don [at] northbonneville.net (subject: A%20message%20from%20North%20Bonneville%20website) (email.)