Mayor’s Message July 01, 2017
Our street projects are moving along and we hope to have everything completed by August 1st. The curb and gutter should be completed towards the end of the week or early next week. We did considerably more blacktopping again this year. Next year we will have to be doing more major reconstructs. Overall, the streets in Cuba City are much better than they were 3 years ago. Once we get all the streets updated, it will be much easier to keep everything riding smooth for our drivers.
The month of June was a sad month in the police department. Calvin Hughes retired after 23 years. Calvin was a great person and will be sadly missed by everyone. He treated everyone he worked with professionalism and respect. He was always known as the officer that could help with anything when it came to licensing and car registrations. We wish Calvin a great retirement! The department also lost a great officer in Kendra Robbins. Kendra accepted a position with the Grant County Sheriff’s Department. At such a young age, Kendra had earned great respect from her peers. I tried to not accept her resignation, but that didn’t work! We wish Kendra well and the best life has to offer in the future.
A lot of new things are being worked on in the city. Our TID #2 expenditure date comes up early in July and a lot of planning has been done with. We hope to update some new equipment that has been lacking for quite some time. As I stated with the streets, once we are able to get our equipment updated, it will be much easier to keep everything within our budget each year. With the budget cuts things have been delayed over the last several years. The largest project will be the bidding and construction of a new shop for the city. With a tentative location chosen, we are awaiting the plans from the architect to get the bidding process started. The city has lived with the old pit garage for housing trucks and the use as a shop.
This week we are celebrating our freedom and thanking everyone who has made our freedom possible. We owe so many veterans our gratitude for their part. Some gave their life and left a void with their family that can never be filled. We have so much to be thankful for and we need to thank every veteran along with their families. We live in the greatest nation in the world because of them.
I hope everyone has a great 4th of July celebration with their family and friends. Next month we will be talking about school starting and wonder where the summer went. Have a safe, healthy, and accident free holiday.