Greetings from Bartonville.
While Bartonville did not have contested elections this May, I had the privilege of swearing in Councilmember Jaclyn Carrington, Place 2 and Jim Murphy, Place 4, who will each serve another two-year term. I also have the honor to serve as your Mayor for the next two years. I am proud of what the Town has accomplished and looking forward to making Bartonville even better.
The Town is also fortunate to have citizens who are willing to volunteer their time, energy, and expertise to serve the community as members of our boards and commissions. Now is your chance to get involved! The Town is accepting applications for the 2018 appointments. The deadline to apply is June 12, 2018. Please visit the Town’s website for more information.
The Town held its Spring Clean-Up on May 12th. Residents were able to safely dispose of trash, donated goods, trees, tires, and household hazardous waste. Thank you to all that participated and to all of the volunteers that made this great event possible. A special thank you to the Lantana Community Fellowship Church for allowing us to host the event in their parking lot, the extra space is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all the residents that participated in our town budget survey! The results are in with 86 percent of residents in favor of the Town maintaining the Bartonville Police Department as is. These results reflect the appreciation of the work and efforts of our Police Department. We are profoundly lucky to live in a town where we have the transparency to ask our residents their opinions on town spending and that they take the time to respond.
Speaking of budget, Town Council recently approved a work order to repair potholes and seal the cracks on our roads this month. This critical annual maintenance helps extend the life of our roads. We are also in the process of planning a reconstruction of Dove Creek Road from Gibbons to Noble Champions as well as an asphalt overlay of Rockgate Road. Both of these projects will be completed by fall 2018.
Lastly, going on a vacation this summer? Don’t forget the Bartonville Police Department (BPD) House/Vacation Watch Program. Simply fill out a form and request a close patrol while you are away. The BPD is pleased to provide this service to all Bartonville residents.
Please remember your neighbors and pets as summer heat approaches. School is ending, be mindful of our children.