My time in office has reached the six-month mark, and it seems like only a couple of weeks ago I was sworn into the position. As the saying goes, "Time flies when you're ... busy." Yeah, it should say fun, but it is not always fun. It is, however, always interesting, and rarely a dull moment. Here is a little insight into what it has been like for the past several months.
Well it has finally happened this fall, our first coating of white, fluffy — the preschoolers are all excited — snow! Since the temperatures have dropped, and it would seem this whitewashing of our city will be hanging around for what may be an extended period of time, it might be prudent to review Mitchell City Code, Title 8, Chapter 1, Part 7, Snow and Ice Removal.
Another year of Corn Palace Festival is in the books. It appears we will be in the black, though not by a great deal. If the figures hold through the final count, we will make roughly $6,000 for the festival. Better than a loss, but that is still a decrease from last year's $30,000 plus.
It has been roughly 65 days since being elected, and about 37 days since being sworn into office, and the swirl in my head is finally starting to settle down. As you run for the position of an elected official, you begin learning as much as you can about what is taking place relative to the position you are seeking. After all, you will need to address the issues in an informed manner, and state your opinions on those matters, as well as be able to intelligently discuss options you see for guiding the community through these issues, big and small.