NOVEMBER 2020: WRAPPING UP
Updated: Jul 16, 2021
2020 will go down in history as one of the most convoluted, divisive and strangest years on record. Between being the mayor and having a large family, I am amazed at how many concerns are on my plate. I found out recently that my neighbor has COVID-19 and has no idea how he got it. The pandemic in Utah is problematic with the increased number of cases recently and it is important that we do our part to keep each other healthy. In spite of the crazy year we’ve had, I like to look at the bright side. I am excited for Bountiful residents to see the completion of several City projects. We are in the final stages of completing the remodel of City Hall. It will be a beautiful, updated building and a place to be proud of as we do City business and invite the public to Council and other meetings to share information, have discussions and make decisions. The Veteran’s Park, located at 740 South 100 East, is near completion and it is spectacular. I believe we will be honoring our service men and women at this sacred place for a 100 years and longer. This publicly funded project is a monument not only to the veterans and their families but to vision and relentless determination. Also, in the next few weeks, we will officially open Bountiful Town Square (54 East 100 South). The new ice ribbon will be a great part of this wonderful gathering place that will bring people downtown to support Main Street businesses through the winter and beyond. It’s been fun to see people already taking advantage of testing the water feature this last month. I am hopeful the upcoming elections will end the uncivil excoriating of national and local politics. I hope we have all become weary of the anger. The biblical message of “come let us reason together” would be such a welcome change. Finally I would say that neither COVID, nor hurricane force winds, nor earthquakes will defeat our care for one another and our high quality of life we enjoy. It is time to smile and go forward!