from City Hall
As we close in on Christmas, it looks like it could be a white Christmas for a change. Hopefully, there will be enough snow for the Ski Course to open and for sledding down here. At the December City Council meeting, the Council voted to allow Madison Street to be blocked off to thru traffic and to allow sleigh riders to use that hill for sledding from the top of the hill to the railroad tracks. You are also allowed to use the field above the Youth Sports fields for tubing and other forms of coasting. We ask you to BE CAREFUL and mindful of others using the hills and watch out for the little ones.
Having said that, we also want to remind everyone that sledding is NOT allowed on the other streets in town. The streets are for automobiles and the two don’t mix. We are especially concerned about the hills that have Main Street at the bottom. Too many close calls have already occurred this year and the risk is unacceptable. Officer Cochran will be watching.
Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce and to all who participated in the Christmas Parade and festivities on Sunday night. It sometimes takes a while, but maybe this will catch on as a tradition that will endure in the memories of all as a Cottonwood Christmas tradition. At least it is off to a good start.
A big “WELL DONE” to Cottonwood Fire/Rescue for their recent efforts on some accidents in the local area. The victims in these accidents are very grateful and the City is very proud of you! Keep up the great work and know that we support you.
Have a safe and Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Denis B. Duman, Mayor