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Mayor’s January Newsletter

FROM THE DESK OF THE MAYOR

Dear Citizens of Belle Plaine:

HAPPY NEW YEAR BELLE PLAINE!

Once again, this will probably be a short version of the Mayor’s newsletter until I get back to full time in the office. I have quickly found out that recovery from open-heart surgery does not go quite as fast as you think it will go.  That being said I will be in the office several days per week but only for a short length of time.  If you need to see me, please call, the clerk’s office and set up an appointment when they know I will be in or call me at my home number.  Also thank you to all the great people who have sent e-mails, cards, phone calls, or face book messages who have wished me a quick recovery, I truly enjoyed hearing from every one of you.   I am on the road to recovery and will be back to my full time duties by no later than March.

In the mean time, I have attended both December council meetings by phone and have checked in with the city staff several times per week. Also a big thank you to Mayor pro-temp Pech who picked up a number of my duties that required the Mayor’s signature and attendance.  I will be back running the council meetings in January.

Maybe the most important item to come out of the December meetings is the city will soon go into agreement with Eagle Point to bring solar energy to most of our city buildings. This project is done differently than private business or individuals would do a solar project because as a government the city cannot qualify for the tax credits so we need a third party involved so we can get some of the benenfits.  We have explored this project for about two years and truly believe that Eagle Point will be the best company to collaborate with Belle Plaine.

A quick reminder that starting January 1st you must register your golf carts if you are to drive on city streets and this will include proof of insurance. In addition, your new pet licenses are due. The longer you wait the more they will cost.

Do not forget to get out and support the local athletes in basketball & wrestling plus the band & cheer squads that also perform. I believe everyone is off to a good start and if you wait until next month, it will be tournament time with little regular season left!

As Always “Go Plainsmen.” Remember it is up to all of us to make

Belle Plaine the best hometown in Iowa!

 

Mayor Dave Fish- January 2019

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