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Message From Our Mayor

October 14, 2011
Northern-Sun Print
Fall is here and all the fall colors are out in full force.  The mums are exceptionally pretty this year and the trees are changing fast which brings up two thoughts.  First, John Clausen has just gotten word that Gladbrook will be a Tree City again next year which means there will be trees available to us next year.  I would like to thank John and his committee for all the work they put into getting this honor. Second, it is the time of the year when leaves are falling and you folks are raking and burning them.  Please be very careful burning this year because of how dry it is.  The tree dump is open for this purpose.  That is the safest way of getting rid of your leaves. The water project is moving forward at a good pace.  With good weather we should have all of the infrastructure done by the first of the year.  This includes digging in water lines and boring lines where necessary .  This is a big project for Gladbrook and will cause some hardship for some residents.  This might involve some traffic delays and require some of you to find different ways of getting to where you want to go.  Also if you see digging in your area, know that you might have a few hours of no water.  We plan to alert those areas of outage ahead of time to the best of our ability through Code Red.  This will not work every time so please work with us.  Also, when working with the water lines, it will cause dirt and rust in your water.  I would advise you to run some out of a faucet before washing anything.  It might save some problems.  There is no way that the Water Department can prevent this from happening 100%. Larry Miell has reported that two weeks ago on Wednesday night there were 80 cars on Main St. and the side streets.  He thought that our town must have a lot going on to get that many people to small town Gladbrook in the middle of the week.  Why would you want to live anywhere else?  I agree, Larry, and thank you for pointing that out. We have two candidates for City Council election on November 8th.  They are Trudi Scott and Dan DeWitt.  Thanks to both of these young people for believing in Gladbrook and being willing to give of their time to make Gladbrook a better place to live and raise a family.  Mandy Gehring and Brad Smoldt will be going off the council.  Please join me in thanking both of them for their past and future support of our community. The Theatre fund drive for the new digital equipment is going well but still has a ways to go.  If you haven’t given, please consider it.  It is a very good asset for Gladbrook. On a personal side, when you finish reading this article, please bow your head and say a prayer Curt and Karen Ohrt and their family.  It is a very tough time for them and they need our support.  Thank You! Keith Sash, Mayor


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