from City Hall
There are many good things about living in our community and the best thing is the people. This is evidenced by the folks who were honored in Boise 2 weeks ago at the Brightest Star ceremonies. They represent a cross section of the citizens of our City who volunteer their time to the service of others and to the common good of the people. There are many like them in this community and their efforts are appreciated as well. They make our community shine and this reflects well on all the people who call Cottonwood home.
The City Council is also trying to make Cottonwood a better place to live by working with utility rates, providing better service in the Public Works department and in the spring we will be sponsoring a Community Clean-up program. Hopefully, we will be offering free disposal of junk and debris within the City and encourage residents to take advantage of the opportunity to spruce up around the house and the neighborhood. If we work together we can clean up some of the eyesores around town, green up our yards and parks and return the sense of pride in our community that has been missing for a while.
The Public Works department is gearing up for a busy spring and summer with water line replacement, sewer line repairs and street repair and replacement. We also have some parks and recreation projects in mind that have been on the back burner for a while that we can hopefully move forward with this year. Anyone who may have any suggestions or projects they would like to see completed, please let myself or one of the Councilmen know so we can begin working towards them.
One item that needs to be brought to everyone’s attention is the status of water meters. If you need to have water turned on or off at your home or business, please contact Roy at the Public Works shop. Do not attempt to do it yourself as this has caused untold problems and expense in the past. If it is also an unauthorized water turn on, it constitutes stealing of services. Please stay out of the water meter vaults altogether.
The City Police department has received a large number of gunlocks that are available FREE to anyone who wants them. These locks are designed to be placed between the trigger and trigger guard of any rifle or pistol to disable them. They are available at City Hall to anyone who would like to secure their firearms against accidental or unintended use. Come help yourself!
Respectfully, Denis B. Duman, Mayor