The Mayor's Post - Aug 10, 2017
Greetings from the Mayor’s Office…..
Let me start this post by saying THANK YOU for your support and trust in me remaining your Mayor for another four years.
I have been out of pocket for the past few weeks as I has open heart surgery the day before the election, but now am about 90- 95% back to being myself. I look forward to getting things up and going again for our fair city soon.
Myself and the newly elected council members were sworn in at the July 27th meeting by the Honorable David W. Green. Congratulations to the new members of the council I look forward to working with you to make Freeport better for all its citizens.
I have also appointed Mr. Eddie Farris as the new City Council President for the coming year and I appreciate him stepping up to the plate for this position. Many thanks to the previous council members who gave of their time and hard work for the betterment of Freeport.
The city is working on an Employee Salary Study with comparing our salaries to other cities of our size and hopefully will be able to increase the salaries based on the number of years having worked for the city and the job description in the next budget year.
Myself and four of the city council members will be attending the Florida League of Cities Annual Conference in Orlando. August 17-19th, this will give the new members an opportunity to learn more about the governing of municipalities and they will be able to bring back valuable information beneficial to Freeport that will help them in their decision making.
Tim Ard with the Veteran’s Memorial Committee presented the new rendering of the Purple Heart Monument which will be unveiled at this year’s Veteran’s Day Ceremony, it will be a beautiful additional to our Veteran’s Memorial Garden and something we will all be proud of.
The 2017 “BAYFEST” is underway and is set for September 16th at the Freeport Regional Sports Complex at Hammock Bay and the day will be filled with Entertainment, Cook-Offs, Fishing Tournament, Kids Zone- Face Painting etc., Arts and Crafts Vendors as well as Food Vendors and much more- information is forthcoming and you can go to www.freeportbayfest.com for additional information- This event will be from 10:00 am-7:45 pm and is open FREE to the public, please mark your calendars and come and join the fun.
As always great to be back and serving you as your Mayor please stay in touch at 850-835-2822.