Week of November 5, 2017

Representative Betty McCollum invited the Washington County mayors in her district for get-together last week.  It was a great opportunity to share information and contacts amongst ourselves.  I  especially appreciated the knowledge bank one mayor had regarding grant monies for parks and playgrounds.  There are a number of opportunities that we might be able to tap into once the parks committee is ready to move forward on the survey results.
I am saddened to share that Mike Boerjan (aka Borj) has passed away.
"Borj" was the driving force in getting salt bins at the Cedar/Birchwood intersection and he personally spread sand/salt every time the weather dictated.  Without Mike, we would have had to wait too long before our snowplow contractor could get back to town.  We will miss his dedication and diligence.  Mike was 50 years young.