Mayor’s Message April 4, 2018
Spring is on the way! Mother Nature has lately had other plans with the cold and snowy weather. It is an exciting time of year when the trees begin to blossom, and the grass turns green.
Spring and summer always start the season of road construction and that is the same for the city. The Council approved the projects for this year at last night’s meeting. We will be doing total reconstruction on Webster Street from Jackson Street to School Street and Calhoun Street from Randolph Street to School Street. In addition to those projects, we will again be doing several blocks of the ultra-thin black top. Please bear with the crews as they begin this work.
The Presidential Museum project is in full swing and the committees are working diligently to make this a reality for the city. Fund raising is going well and hope to soon have a location to release. The committees can use all the help they can get so please consider volunteering to help. There will be a museum meeting on April 9th at City Hall in the Council Chambers. All are welcomed to attend. Watch for more information on the museum in the coming months.
Last night the Council said goodbye to longtime Council member John Beinborn. John decided to not seek re-election this year. He has served on the Council for 12 years and has done a great job. He has given of his time and talents and endless hours of meetings for the betterment of Cuba City. We thank him and wish him the very best in the future. Replacing John on the Council will be Lee Weber who was elected in Tuesday’s election. We welcome Lee on the board.
On May 12th, the late Police Commander Eric Lyons will have his name added to the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D. C. A spaghetti supper will be held at Banfield’s Swiss Haus on April 14th to raise money to send the family and Grant County Honor Guards to Washington for this great honor. There will also be a silent auction on items that have been donated. Please plan on attending or donate to help defray the cost of the trip.
The 5th Annual Community Garden plot reservations are now being accepted. The city partners with the Cuba City School District and the Cuba City FFA. Please contact City Hall if you are interested in a plot. The plans for the Community Market have been set and are always looking for new vendors. If interested, please call Bob Jones, Economic Development Director.
I would like to thank all City Council members, committees, commissions, and boards for giving of their time in making Cuba City a better city to live. I also want to thank all city employees for doing a great job in running the day to day operations of the city.