Serving as your Mayor, I always want to work toward all persons being allowed to express their views, regarding situations occurring in our City. And such was the case at our Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday night. You will recall that a meeting had been held about a year ago, to work with all sides regarding the music at John’s Garage, the outcome (we all thought) a workable solution. John also went the extra mile by putting up a tent surrounding his outdoor area and facing the bands toward the river. From the time of that meeting, everywhere I went, someone mentioned to me how much they enjoyed the music, and why can’t he have his outdoor music anymore? As there were still concerns by the citizen, and she wanted to speak to the Council, this was placed under Correspondence/Public Input on the Agenda. The outpouring of those citizens who want the music to continue, and who attended this meeting to precisely and respectfully express why is it so important to every one of them was very, very impressive. Every age group of our people was represented. For myself, I believe in the democratic process, and what the majority speak (and vote for) should be adhered to.
Please remember that the Recycling Pick-Up on Thursday and Friday will change for the Thanksgiving Holiday. All residents who would normally get picked up on Thursday, November 27th will get picked up on Monday, November 24th. All residents who would normally get picked up on Friday, November 28th will get picked up on Tuesday, November 25th. Pick-up for residents on Wednesday, November 26th will remain the same.
Our heartfelt Thanks to Jeremy Demerath who volunteered to be the diver responsible for lining up the new launch extensions at Breakwater Park. Also Thanks to Jeremy Wusterbarth and Rick Schultz for their assistance. This was accomplished just a few weeks ago – the water was freezing cold!
Oconto’s Christmas activities are wonderfully in the beginning stages. Please remember that the Christmas Parade is December 6th at 1:00 p.m. Contact Gary Zahn at 373-1998 if you wish to participate. I understand it may be another BRRRR cold day this year, but if you dress really warm, it is actually a fun walk or ride down our Main Street. The wreaths are already adorning the Brazeau Avenue Fence and Holtwood Campground will soon be aglow with Winter Wonderland finery. I have already witnessed colorful Christmas trees lit in our homes, and decorations placed in our yards! Thank You to everyone taking part in this “Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Oconto.”
As Thanksgiving is almost here, please take a moment on that day, to relay what you are Thankful for!
Have A Great Day! And remember, “There is always, always, always – something to the thankful for.”
Victoria Bostedt, Mayor for Oconto