As I am sure most of you are aware, there have been many changes in Roosevelt in the past few weeks. Some of these changes were expected, and some were a surprise.
Resignations were submitted by the Mayor, three Councilpersons, and two administrative employees.
This left Councilman Mike Hamilton, Councilman Joe Trammell, and myself.
I want to assure everyone that the Borough is continuing to run well.
While it's true that we are unable to hold Council meetings right now, we are working very hard with state and county officials to put all the necessary procedures in place, to ensure a smooth transition.
Inside the Borough Hall, we are taking care of the day to day operations.
I would be remiss, though, if I didn't tell you that many residents have pitched in to help. People have come to the Borough Hall and helped with some of the unpleasant tasks, such as cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, and taking out the trash.
A couple of weeks ago, another water crisis was averted, when I realized that the water pressure was extremely low. This was at 1:00 am. I awoke Joe Trammell, who checked it out and contacted our Water/Sewer operator. It was remedied before most people realized what had happened.
Mike Hamilton has been overseeing all infrastructure matters, as well as available grants that need to be attended to now.
Roosevelt has a long storied background of history, political disagreements, art, religion and culture. In the past forty years or so, it has become a much more diverse town. And with that diversity, we have become known as a town which is accepting, tolerant, and compassionate. Everyone is welcome here.
Our goal is to have an open, honest, and inclusionary government. Everyone's opinions and ideas will be respected and given consideration. Once we are able to hold Council meetings again, I urge everyone to attend. If that's not possible, write to us. We are listening.
Lastly, I'd like to say that, although our current situation is unusual, it's nothing we all can't handle. When I think about what is happening in Texas right now, as well as other parts of the world, I know how lucky we all are to be warm, dry, and safe in our own homes.
Enjoy the last days of summer! As we obtain more information and decisions, we will keep you informed.