Hello, La Vernia citizens.
It’s been a few months since my last article, and I want to let you know what’s happening these days at City Hall. We just approved the 2016-17 budget, which includes a dedicated parks and rec person, who will be in charge of maintaining the city park and fields on a constant basis. We’re also adding another police officer’s position to our staff, and are looking forward to implementing both as soon as possible.
We have several projects ongoing that include the completion of our second municipal drinking water well and transmission line; a water distribution line replacement project, which is due to be completed at the end of September; and then street improvements on eight streets that will take place until the middle of October. The folks on the streets to be restored will be notified prior to the work being done and all vehicles will need to be moved off the road when the crews will be working.
Regarding vehicles parked on the streets, please keep non-working vehicles off the city streets. This has been a discussion item on our council agendas; please understand that city streets belong to all citizens and they are not a parking lot for junk or non-working vehicles. So your help in this area will be greatly appreciated!
La Vernia’s annual “National Night Out” at the City Park will be Tuesday, Oct. 4; that evening, we will have several activities for the kiddos that I think they will enjoy and learn from. Did you know La Vernia has been nationally recognized several years in a row for our National Night Out program? This is a testament to your participation as well as all of our first responders in our community who put this program on, so I say thank you! Please come out and celebrate this great event with your neighbors!
More information will be posted on our the city’s website; also, please “like” our Facebook page so you can keep up on all the upcoming events.
New businesses to soon dot our horizons will be Auto Zone and O’Reilly’s auto parts stores.
We’ll also soon start planning the Christmas tree lighting in the park! Yes, I said it, Christmas -- and it’s still September and if you know my wife, she wishes Christmas lasted 11 months out of the year. As a matter of fact, I’m having to watch a Christmas movie as I write this article, so yes, it’s started! Can’t wait!
If you have any questions about what I mentioned here or anything else going on in our city, you can reach me at City Hall. Call 830-779-4541 or drop me an email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Till next month!