From The Mayor's Desk
Summer is upon us
Summer is upon us, and we have been blessed with decent moisture so far. Water conservation is still at the top of our list as a City and should be at the top of our list as individuals even though our moisture levels are better this year than last. It will take some time to recover from last year‘s record-breaking severe drought. As a City we are asking that you please do not water between 10 AM and 5 PM and please try watering only three days a week. As the summer goes on and if it gets hotter and dryer, we may need to up it to four days a week.
We have some construction projects going on in town this summer. Summit County is widening 100 N. that connects with and becomes Chalk Creek Rd and putting in a new drain field. The first section of the project with budget allocations includes Main Street to 245 E. We appreciate the opportunity to work with them and lay a new sidewalk as they are doing reconstruction. Summit County has been gracious enough to allow us to do this as they widen the road which saves us a considerable amount of money. The sidewalk project will facilitate a future new school under the ledges on the old Boyden property purchased by the school district a few years ago. This will allow for safe access for walking students as they move to and from school and school activities during the school year. This is also a popular route for those of our community who enjoy walking for their exercise and those who visit the cemetery on a frequent basis. Please be safe and courteous as you travel through construction zones this summer.
I would like to thank the veterans in our community for the wonderful Veterans Day commemoration ceremony that was held on Memorial Day. We owe a great debt of gratitude to those of our community who have served in the Armed Forces and especially for those who gave their all in the line of duty. Two Veterans of World War II were recognized as POWs at that time. Curtis Morgan Moore and Charles Elmer Montgomery. Also recognized for his service and having served with honor and valor was Lyle Willoughby. Members of Lyle’s family were in attendance and were recognized. While served during the battle of the bulge and the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, Lyle rode in the second tank that entered the camp. Something he stated in his history was “I was glad to be helping the prisoners there but would never want to face an experience like that again. I want people to learn from this horrible lesson in history."
We have our Coalville City celebration coming up next month on July 15th and 16th. A Great Concert Friday July 15th featuring The Frontmen and Matt Stell. The Car Show is Saturday the 16th with bounce houses for the kids and great food from our food trucks and vendors! Check our City web site for more details.
Best wishes for a safe and happy summer.
Mark R. Marsh