August 2018 Mayor’s Message
As summer begins to wind down and the kids are doing school shopping and thinking about going to school, I stop and wonder where did June & July go? We live in a fast-paced world and only wish we could slow things and enjoy life a little more. We will soon be seeing Christmas items showing up in stores and I always wonder why we are always pushing the seasons so early.
Things in Cuba City are moving forward well. Our street projects are getting closer to completion with the work being done on Webster and Calhoun streets. Both streets will be completed and blacktopped before school starts. Again, this year there were many streets blacktopped with ultra-thin and we are finally getting rid of all our bad streets. Thank you, Board of Public Works, DPW George Morrissey, and the city crew for making this happen. I have had many positive comments on how great the streets look.
The museum plans and fund raisers are moving forward. Donna Rogers is doing a great job heading up the fund-raising committee and always keeping everything going. We hope to soon have the location narrowed down to a couple of places. If you haven’t donated to the museum yet, please consider making one soon. We are hoping the museum will make Cuba City a destination stop, to go along with our City of Presidents theme. We have the most antique stores of any city in the tri-state area which adds so much to our community.
The new city shop is now completed, and it looks great. The landscaping as well as the blacktopping have been finished. We are working on a time when we can hold an open house for the public to view this great addition to the city. With the completion, the city is now able to keep all equipment inside in one location. I want to thank all the committees and the Council for their dedication to this project. When we work together, great things can happen.
A work in progress is the housing needs that we are facing. With the growth in the Business Park, we need to have workers looking to locate to Cuba City that they can find adequate housing. This is a great problem to have and something a lot of cities would love to have. There will be much more on this in the coming months.
The remodeling of City Hall and the Police Department has been completed. The Council chambers have been painted and new carpeting installed. Jill, Becky, and George do a great job keeping the day to day operations of the city moving smoothly. Each day can bring new challenges to all departments of the city. I thank all city employees for doing a great job.
The Cuba City Area Rescue Squad has been doing a great job keeping up with all the calls coming in. They do need more volunteers to help as some of the crew will be going back to their jobs this fall. If anyone could help the Rescue Squad out, please contact Kelvin Luna or any rescue squad member. It is a great group and moving forward with the new administrator that will be hired soon, should help make sure there will be enough helping to take the daytime shifts.
Cuba City is a great place to live and we are so grateful to everyone who helps in any way to make our city the best it can be. Your support and dedication are very essential in a thriving community. As each month and year passes, we will continue to make it even better! Thanks!