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With the summer months upon us, each Saturday morning you can catch up with me and my dog, Boone, walking to the Montgomery Farmers’ Market at Montgomery Elementary. This is a part of our regular weekend routine because of the great food and products, and, just as important, the opportunity to meet others in the community. We love it.

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Any July newsletter article, by rights, should be patriotic and this one will not disappoint. The Fourth of July is known as Independence Day but it is not the day the Declaration of Independence was signed (August 2, 1776). Nor is it the day that Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft (sometime in June, 1776). Nor is it the start of the American Revolution (April, 1775). The Continental Congress approved the wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Nearly 240 years later, the words hold the power to move and inspire.

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Residents look forward to all of these things every year, but after this past winter, everyone had been eagerly awaiting an overdue spring even more. Behind the scenes the past few months, a great deal of work has gone into planning another fun-filled summer. Numerous volunteer hours go into the planning and planting of the flower beds, readying the farmer’s market, crafting arts events, staging for the Fourth of July, and gearing up for Bastille Day.

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As the newest member of City Council, I have a confession to make. When I took office I did not fully appreciate the scope of the commitment I made. Let me tell you, it’s not simple at all. People may talk about a baptism by fire. This was it, but more like a smolder as things got moving.

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For Montgomery City Council, an open and transparent dialogue with the citizens is not an option; rather, it’s a prerequisite for operating as a City government. This has not always been the case though. It’s been a conscious and concerted effort on the part of recent City Council representatives along with the help of the City administration.

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The Loss of One of Our Own

Posted on March 1, 2014 in Council Corner

While Friday January 24 began like any other here in Montgomery, it soon turned into a tragic day for our Montgomery family. Mike Brown, one of our very hard working Public Works team, died in an early morning auto accident in Stonelick Twp. Mike was heading into work when it happened and it shows us all how very precious life is and how everything can change in an instant.

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Some Predictions for the New Year

Posted on February 1, 2014 in Council Corner

As we move further into 2014, I have a few predictions:

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It is an exciting time to be involved with the City of Montgomery. We appreciate the opportunity to be so closely associated with all that Montgomery is and is destined to become, and we sincerely appreciate the outstanding volunteers, citizens, businesses and visitors who make Montgomery what it is today – the Community of Choice.

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