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Message from Mayor Kenneth Neilson....

February 2015

Is 2015 your year? Is this the year you reflect upon all the good things that have happened in your life? I certainly hope so. May 2015 be the best year of your life.

A few years ago a great friend of mine shared a poem that has a wonderful message about how we can choose to react to all those events that happen in our lives; either good or not so good. Don't know who the author is but it is entitled,"The Builder.", "I saw them tearing a building down, a group of men in a busy town. With a hefty blow and lusty yell, they swung with zest and the sidewall fell. I asked the foreman, "Are these men skilled? The kind you would hire if you had to build?" He looked at me and laughed, "oh no, oh no indeed! Unskilled labor is all I need. Why, they can wreck in a day or two, what takes a builder years to do." I asked myself, as I went my way, which of these roles have I tried to play? Am I a builder with rule and square, measuring and constructing with skill and care? Or am I the wrecker, who runs through town, content with the business of tearing down?"

After all, it is your choice........

Until next month....

Your Mayor

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