Ever wanted to help beautify the city? Get more involved in the arts? Help set planning and zoning policy? Work on the parks? There are many boards and commissions in the City that need your help! You can apply here.
Everyone should be taking ownership in their own community. It is easy to imagine that the grass is greener on the other side, but in most scenarios, that is not the case. There is no utopia. There is always a way to improve your community, and you can be the one to do it.
The following video was passed along to me by Mary Hall-Rayford, and I wanted to share it with you. It calls for everyone to take extreme ownership. The speaker Jocko Willink is a Navy SEAL, and he speaks of his time at war. But his video resonates to all areas of life. Don't blame others for problems or issues in your community. Step up and take respsonsibilitiy. Nothing will be solved by complaining. Some issues are tough. They will take time. But the time spent will make it worth it.
You can help the City by enrolling in direct pay for your water bill out of a checking account. Doing so will save the City time and thus money in personnel costs not having to process a handwritten check. Please consider signing up for this service. Your water bill payment will be deducted at the same time each month - exactly on the 21st, or the immediately next business day shall it fall on the weekend or a bank holiday.
Also, you can help the City be supplying your email address on the form. Emails of the bill save the City money - the City no longer has to send a paper bill in an evelope through the mail and pay postage. Your bill also immediately shows up in your inbox, and you have a digital archive of it.
To enroll, click here, fill out the form, and then mail it to City Hall or drop it off in the drop box at City Hall.