CITY ISSUES I
CITY ISSUES II
The point is this....ALL cities have issues and often they are not easy or pleasant. In our area, and I suppose in most areas, the city council, the school board, the hospital board, the zoning board...all those boards are made up of VOLUNTEERS. And in my opinion, this saves them from all the hullabaloo that might be thrown their way by grumpy and disgruntled folks who have issues with things that can't always be fixed.
So....in light of this fact....I would like to tell you a story that happened in our town yesterday...
I have a first hand account and can verify this to be true...because this is about Mr. PV.
Yesterday there was a knock at the door and as I opened it,
someone stood on the front porch asking to speak with the mayor.
He went to the door, closing it as he stepped outside--and didn’t come back for a long time….when he did return, he seemed out of breath.
The City of Spearman has issues. We have an interim city manager and positions to staff, we have housing challenges, we have a police department and EMS. Parks to mow, a pool to tend to and infrastructure to worry about.
The budget is frugal and money must be spent diligently.
Water, sewage, airport, housing, gaining and losing businesses and families…these are all serious and important things a city deals with no matter how large or small it is.
The knock on the door came from 3 little boys down the street, one was pulling a wagon from the back of his bicycle.
They wanted to speak to the mayor.
When he walked back in after quite a few minutes and I asked him where he'd been….he said…
“They wanted to know if I’d come out and play guns with them….”
And he did.
Mayor PV (6)