Once again another month has past through our lives. The council members have had their minds occupied these past few months with three distinct issues that require equal due diligence for each issue and to credit it appears they completed their studies and cited on all three issues.
1st was the Splash Pad project that will be installed hopefully by no later than June. Councilmember Ron Cumberledge and Park’s Director Chris Ethen have been working to make this project a reality.
2nd was Lone Mountain Trucking on Abbott Dr north of the Hampton Inn. Lone Mountain has grown at a faster pace than the owners had anticipated. They are in need of more parking for the trucks they have on display and for sale. So between the Planning Board and the City Council they could allow Lone Mountain to add some additional hard surface parking. Lone Mountain Trucking has approximately 100 employees as of this writing. Kudos to Lone Mountain for investing in Carter Lake.
3rd project is Lakeside Auto Recyclers located south of 9th and Locust Street. The Levell family is willing to invest millions of dollars to upgrade their business that shreds junk cars and other scrap materials that will basically recycle the entire vehicle. This proposal has been before the Planning Board and the City Council for approximately 4-5 months. At the last Planning Board on April 10, 2017 the board voted to send recommended zoning amendment changes to the city council; On April 24th the City Council approved the final reading of the zoning amendment. Now the Planning Board will meet to review Lakeside Building Permit Application and variances. If there is anything the board does not or can not approve; Lakeside will be allowed to appeal to the City Council. I know the above sounds almost ridicules, but that's the way things work sometimes. Hopefully Lakeside will be able to get started on their new project by the middle of May.
The Parks Department is getting started with baseball season, so as they say, let the games begins. The parade and Carter Lake Days are just around the corner on June 10, 2017.
Finally for all of you who volunteer for what the cause is, to make this community of Carter Lake a better place . . . THANK YOU!!
As always. It is a honor and a privilege to serve as your Mayor. Sincerely, Jerry Waltrip
May 4 Star Wars Day May 6 9-12 Lake Cleanup 9-4 Plant and Bake Sale 11-6 Spaghetti Dinner May 7 FD Pancake Dinner FD Plant and Bake Sale May 8 12:30 Tai-Chi at Senior Center 5:30 pm AA Meeting at Methodist Church 7:00 pm NA Meeting at Methodist Church 7:00 pm Planning Board Mtg May 9 3:45 Therapy Dog at Library 5:00 pm Soup and Scriptures at Methodist Church May 13 6:30 Bingo at Catholic Church 10am Plant Sale at Rydberg Park 13th & P 11am Kids Pizza Party at Methodist Church May 14 Happy Mother’s Day May 15 National Chocolate Day 12:30 Tai-Chi at Senior Center 5:30 pm AA Meeting at Methodist Church 7:00 pm NA Meeting at Methodist Church 7pm City Council Meets May 16 5:00 pm Soup and Scriptures at Methodist Church May 20 Improvement Club Public Celebration 4-8 Family Time 9pm -1 am Adults Only May 22 12:30 Tai-Chi at Senior Center 5:30 pm AA Meeting at Methodist Church 7:00 pm NA Meeting at Methodist Church May 23 5:00 pm Soup and Scriptures at Methodist Church May 29 MEMORIAL DAY City Offices Closed June 10 Carter Lake Parade and Festival June 26-30th Vacation Bible School at United Methodist Church
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