Sep 19 2017

The Mayor’s Corner 08/23/2017

Congratulations, Weiser, what an awesome job everyone did. In walking around and visiting with many of our visitors, I heard so many compliments from people from around the world about the way they had been welcomed and how smooth everything was going. So many compliments came our way on what a great community we have. Thank you to all the business people for staying open and welcoming our guests. Thank you for your patience and kindness to others.

I want to give a special thank you to Wil Overgaard, Superintendent of Schools and Patrick Nauman, WCC owner for their leadership in putting the event together. Thank you to our law enforcement and emergency services for being prepared and to all the other committee members for their hard work and endless meetings over the last year. Thank you to the employees of the City of Weiser for being on duty Monday to answer questions and meeting any challenges that might arise. It was a very successful event. Thank you, Weiser, what a great experience for our young people and for the rest of the community. I can’t wait to hear how the NASA and NSO projects went.

Thank you to our visitors too. Crews began immediately cleaning up the parks and they were amazingly clean.

On to fall! The Street crew will begin tomorrow preparing the football and soccer fields for their opening games. Goals will be placed and the goal posts installed right away.

School begins on Monday so be prepared for busy morning drives and kids walking to school. Watch the crosswalks around the schools and please drive slowly in our school zones. Love Inc. and several other groups are collecting back packs and school supplies to help all students begin school with all the needed supplies. If you are interest in donating to this project contact Love, Inc., WICAP or the schools, I am sure they can head you in the right direction.

The public hearing for the FY2018 Budget will be Monday, August 28 at 7:00 pm in Council chambers. Comments will be received from the public at this time. The tentative budget was published in the Signal American and copies of the full budget can be obtained from City Hall on request. The tentative budget cannot be increased after publication but could be reduced if the Council chose to do so.

Another reminder about our Municipal elections this fall: Potential candidate packets are available at City hall now. Filing of those papers begins on Monday, August 28th at 8:00 am and closes on Friday, September 8 at 5:00 pm. Three Council positions are up for election this fall.

Please remember there is still a burn ban in place in both Washington County and the City of Weiser. After the wet spring, there is a large amount of fuel around the area and it will take little to start a fire. If you have any questions about setting a fire, call the Rural Fire or City Fire Departments.