Update: June 3, 2016
Another month gone by and we are into the beginning of summer. Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial beginning of the summer season went very well. The weather was good and Fire Dept. Fish Fry and the Civic Club Bake Sale were both successes.
The recent rains have definitely taken their toll on our community. We have had to have the Timberlakes work crew busy preparing Durwood for the work that is to begin the 13th of June. This of course, has left the everyday pot-hole patching and other road work on hold. The rain is only making the situation worse.
Council decided to do some major work on 28th St, some on 27th, and some on Lakewood. This is to be done by Kirkpatrick Construction. They were to have begun Tuesday, May 31st, after the Memorial Day weekend and with the rain that we are experiencing now through the weekend, they decided to wait until there was at least a week of dry weather predicted.
As of this writing we are under flash flood warnings and there are still concerns about upstream dams.
There will probably be a need to redo some of the prep work that was done on Durwood as a result of the heavy rain and we have had major damage to other roads. The extent of the damage has not yet been determined.
Speaking of roads and roadwork, yet another new FEMA rep came this week and finally PWs (Project Worksheets) were signed and hopefully repairs from damage one year ago will begin shortly. With all of the delays, etc. we have had, we are almost afraid to say they are about to begin.
Coming up in a month is our Second Annual Golf Cart Parade. We will gather at the Community Center at 2:00 and the parade will begin at 2:30. Please bring your registration form all filled out. You can pick them up in the office. That will prevent delays in getting started. We had great fun last year and know that this one will be even bigger and better.
As always, I would like to encourage all off you to participate in our Community Activities. We have a Special City Council Meeting Monday the 6th at 10 AM, and our regular Council Meeting Thursday the 9th at 6:30 PM. Agendas are posted. Saturday the 11th is breakfast and IPOIA meeting. Please join us.
Hope to see you soon.
Cathy Bennett, Mayor