The Marktplatz playground will be closed beginning on Tuesday, April 6th. City staff will begin demolition of the existing playground which will take a couple of weeks. A new playground will then be installed in late April. Read on...
The year 2020 brought a new set of challenges to every City department as we dealt with the many issues related to COVID-19. While we normally devote staff time every year to planning for emergency disasters, nothing could have fully prepared us for this pandemic. However, City employees met the challenges of the pandemic and we were able to provide essential services without interruptions. This included Police, Fire/EMS, Electric, Water/Wastewater, Sanitation and Building Permit/Inspection services.
This Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of each City department. As you review this report, please keep in mind that these accomplishments were realized by a relatively small staff of about 160 City employees. These employees worked hand in hand with the City Council, advisory boards, and citizen volunteers.
The complete visioning plan “A Path to the Future” includes 4 Key Focus Areas (Business, Government, Family Life, and Quality of Life) along with goals and objectives which are identified in this document. These visions are a direct result of the issues that consistently generate the most involvement and interest throughout our community. Some of these issues may or may not be considered as imminent concerns, however, it is the goal of the participants in this process to avoid these issues becoming problems as they may have for other communities.
Our community has worked well together for generations to preserve our quality of life, our history, and our culture. I encourage everyone who was a part of, and those who are new to, “A Path to the Future” to become involved in and supportive of the views and concepts included in this document. We, and future generations, will be the beneficiaries of this foresight.