Mayor’s Message September 2017
As we approach the beginning of a new school year we need to reflect back on where the summer went. For me, it seems like school just got out. A lot of great things happened during the summer. The city was again able to accomplish a lot more street repaving along with the addition of two new streets on Madison and McKinley. We are continually working toward getting all our streets in tip top condition. There were four more flower planters purchased as well as six new benches for Main Street sidewalks. We thank the Cuba City Chamber of Commerce and the businesses that purchased them. What a great addition to our Main Street.
Blackbourn Racing Components and Ag-Tech are finishing up the remodeling of their business park properties and hope to have open houses soon. They have invested a lot of money in Cuba City and for that we thank them. We are so glad they have found a home here. Main Street has added more new businesses with J VanNatta Salon & Spa which includes Essentielle Healing Massage and Just Beautiful Nails. Ryan Kern has purchased the old Wymore gas station and is currently doing a major remodel of the property. Ryan will be moving Kern Plumbing & Heating from Shullsburg to Cuba City. Also locating in the building with Ryan will be another new business slated to open on October 3rd.
Cuba City will have added six new businesses since January 1st. We need to thank these great people for their commitment to our community. Don’t forget to patronize all of the great businesses we have in Cuba City. They are the backbone of our community.
The new Presidential Museum has gotten a great start thanks to the hard work of Bob Jones, Donna Rogers, Connie Gronemus, and Ruth Ann Summers. Please volunteer to help the committee members so we can make the museum a reality. There are several different committees to choose from. The free concert in the park along with a fantastic display of fireworks kicked off the fund raising. A “big thank you” to Matt Schweigert and Schweigert Family Farms for providing the fireworks display. There will be many more events over the next few months to help the museum efforts. With some help and hard work, we will have a Presidential Museum in Cuba City in 2019!
The biggest hurdle the city faces now is the need for more housing. We have builders but are in need of land to build on. With the addition of all the new businesses locating in Cuba City, there is a need for employees and a place for them to live. As a city we have made great strides over the past few years and we want to keep things moving forward. In order to do this, we need to build more housing to fit the growing needs of our community. I welcome any ideas you may have!
September is an exciting time as we begin to see cooler temps and the beginning of the fall colors on the horizon. With school starting along with the football season, brings a closeness back to the community after a summer of travels and vacations. Please take the time to stop and enjoy the great fall season ahead, because before we know it, the winter season will be here. Wouldn’t it be nice if fall lasted as long as winter? Please drive carefully as the kids are on their way to school and home.
Have a great month ahead!