Should the city allow drink sales after 9 p.m. on Sundays?
“The record will show that I gave a representative “no” vote to the matter of Sunday alcohol sales. However, this subject is also an economic consideration. I do not find anything magic about the hour to discontinue the sales.
Biggest accomplishment, biggest disappointment of past two years?
“The past year has seen a continuation of the measures put into place by the previous administration to bring the financial situation of the city to a more stable condition and one that is sustainable. We have made adjustments regarding the cash flow of the city’s operation to allow the necessary daily functions to proceed without constraints.
“The human resources of the city have been reviewed and adjusted where needed to make the city more efficient in its provision of services to the citizens. We have attempted to make the operation of government safer for the employees and secure from isolated threats to the person and work of the city’s personnel. We recently were able to give our employees a raise after three years of no change.
“For the next two years, I would like to get some of our concerning matters under control. We must, again, address the storm-water problems. We must monitor the public safety needs of our community—police and fire—and give all the necessary support to accomplish the purposes of each. We must maintain an adequate personnel level to accomplish the very purposes for the existence of local government, and we must properly compensate and reward these employees.