6.24.24 Mayor’s Message



Hi All,

  • Last Thursday you may have observed the Summer Solstice which is when the sun is at its northernmost point and produces the day with maximum sunshine of the summer.  Watch for September 22 as it is the Autumnal Equinox when we have 12 hours each of light and dark followed by December 21, the Winter Solstice, the opposite of the Summer Solstice.  Enjoy the events.
  • Be aware of freshly planted grass in construction areas, please don’t walk or drive on it.  There are also areas where there is no curb with grass next to the road, please stay off those areas when wet as your vehicle will sink in the mud and repairs are expensive.
  • Last week I had the pleasure of visiting with people from Texas, Ohio and California who were touring Valley City.  They were all interested in and very complimentary of the parks, views and overall beauties of our town. 
  • Sometimes I am guilty of seeing all the things we want to repair, upgrade, remove, etc., and I forget to step back a moment to, “smell the roses” and appreciate all the wonderful things we have here.  We are Blessed.
  • Would you like to serve your community; it is gratifying.  Currently there is an opening on each of three committees:  Renaissance Zone, Planning & Zoning and Visitors Committee.  Please give it some thought and for further information e-mail Judi at jhintz@valleycity.us.
  • I have noticed more vehicles yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, thank you.  If you normally don’t allow pedestrians to cross first, please consider doing so.  “Being courteous is contagious, catch it”!
  • When was the last time you visited the Barnes County Museum or the Valley City Barnes County Library?  Wes always has something “cook’n” at the museum and the library is one of three basically unaltered Carnegie Libraries in North Dakota.  Both places are special and for folks of all ages.
  • Thank you to all who provide and proof material for this article.                                                                                                   
  • Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy.”   ~ Jefferson Bethke                
  • Blessings, Pray, be Grateful and Respectful,


Dave Carlsrud     

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