The Mayor's Post - October 19, 2017

Greetings from the Mayor’s Office…..

The crisp air is finally here this week and it makes everyone want to be out and doing things and that is great because there is so much going on this time of the year.

The 5th Annual Mayor’s Ball will be held this Saturday October 21st, beginning at 7:00 pm, the event is held at the Hammock Bay Lake Club- proceeds go to help the less fortunate families during the holiday season. Applications for those families can be picked up at city hall beginning October 25th and must be returned by November 15th for review.

Halloween is on October 31st, and the official Trick or Treat times are 5:00-8:00 P.M., please accompany your children and stay safe.

Freeport Elementary Fall Carnival will be held on October 26th from 4:00-6:00 so mark your calendars and go and enjoy the fun and show your support for the school.

Ground Breaking has begun on the new Dairy Queen that will be located to the right of Publix and the clearing of property next to the car wash has begun for the new shopping center that is going there.

The city council meetings for the month of November and December will be held the first Tuesday morning at 9:00 am and the Thursday night meetings November 23rd and December 28th have been cancelled due to the holidays. The city council is also taking another look at the CIP to determine the ranking of the projects that the city is working on. We are now in the new fiscal year and the budget has been adopted and we are continuing to work on grant opportunities to help with the projects that the city has selected.

The Veterans Ceremony will be at on November 10th this year beginning at 2:00 PM with the unveiling of the new Purple Heart Monument and on November 11th ,the Veterans Jam will take place at the new stage area at Hammock Bay kicking-off the fund raising for the final project for the Veterans Memorial. Raising money for the War Monument admission is free but we will have donation cans available for those who wish to help contribute to the cause, the final project has a price tag of $40,000, so bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the local talent.

Any questions, concerns or comments please give me a call at 850-835-2822.