Mayor’s Message August 1, 2019
It is hard to believe that summer is two-thirds over and this month the teachers and kids will be getting ready to go back to school. I have had so many people tell me that the older you get; the faster time seems to go. We need to slow things down and really enjoy life. When I was young, we used to go to someone’s house to visit, if we do that today the people ask what’s up or what’s wrong. Please try to slow things down and visit with your neighbor, your relatives, and your friends. You will be glad you did.
On June 30th, a terrible storm went through Cuba City. Though it was a trying time, it was great to see neighbor helping neighbor clean up the mess. This is what small communities are. We are one big family that helps each other out when disaster strikes. A big thank you to the City crew, the fire department, the police department, the rescue squad members, and the neighboring communities offer to come and help. If I have forgotten anyone, please accept my apology. I am so proud of Cuba City!
The City is working on a new Comprehensive Plan that will give everyone the opportunity to give their input as to what they would like to see in Cuba City now and over the next ten years. Having a Comprehensive Plan will help the city to go forward and make the city more eligible for state and federal grants. We will need everyone’s help in developing the plan. There will be public meetings set-up soon as well as mail and email notices, so we don’t miss anyone. This is a plan that will layout what you would like to see Cuba City look like over the next 10 years. There will be much more information coming in the next month or two. Please plan on being a part of Cuba City going forward.
The Community Markets move to the Caboose area continues to be a great success story. We have heard nothing but positive feedback from the vendors as well as the market customers. Having a lot of people on Main Street should help the Main Street businesses also. We thank everyone for the support of the market.
The 18-unit apartment building is taking shape at a very good pace. The building will have 14 two 2-bedroom units and four 1-bedroom units. It is a great addition to our City, and we thank the owners for investing in Cuba City. Please contact Randy Brookens if you would like to discuss the apartments.
Things within the city are moving very smoothly. City Hall is integrating to a new software system and that seems to be going well. The street projects will soon be completed with the ultra-thin paving of several streets and the reconstruction on Yuba Street should be black topped very soon. We thank everyone for their consideration during the road work that has been done in Cuba City this year.