The year has gone by quickly. To begin I have to thank everyone who makes our town the special place that it is – our employees and volunteers. Our office staff, police officers, firefighters and our public works crews are a dedicated group of employees who go above and beyond to keep our town running efficiently. We are also blessed with a tireless corps of volunteers who serve on our many boards, commissions and committees and civic organizations throughout town. Thank you for your dedication. I am sure 2019 will be another productive year for us.
Speaking of dedication, I want to thank Councilwoman Jackie Valvardi for her never ending work for our town and congratulate her as she completes her term on Borough Council. Few people work harder or are as dedicated as she is. While we will miss her on Council, I am sure her passion and energy will be evident in other causes around our community. I would also like to congratulate Councilman Scott Schreiber on his re-election and as well as Chris Morgan on his election. I look forward to working together with everyone.
We have enjoyed a nice string of fall events as always. So many of our residents look forward to Sippin’ on Station, the Fall Festival, the Soldier Encampment Re-enactment and the Town Wide Yard Sale, despite the weather during some of these, all were successful and well attended. I know how much effort goes into the coordination of these mass undertakings and again, want to express my appreciation for all of the volunteers who came together to make these events happen.
Our Holiday Parade will be held on Friday, November 23rd at 6 pm on Station Avenue. Please bring the family and enjoy a festive event, sure to please. We expect to welcome a special visitor in a red suit! I hope to see you all there.
As the leaves continue to fall, please assist our leaf collection crews by piling your leaves on the curb, not in the street. Leaves in the street may cause flooding and drainage problems which can be difficult to manage. Our crews are working hard to collect leaves and your cooperation will go a long way.
As always, it is my privilege to be your Mayor. Please do not hesitate to call, e-mail, or visit during my office hours. Best wishes for the 2018 holiday season and wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.
Mayor Jack D. Merryfield