Feb 01

Mayor's Message for February 2019

Posted on February 1, 2019 at 11:01 AM by Jan Molinaro

Mayor’s Message for February 2019

 There are many topics that City Council will be addressing in the coming weeks and months. Long term planning for the city. What are the goals the city should be thinking about in conjunction with the long term plans for our community and local government? The city Aquatic Center. This discussion will begin at a council workshop to be held on Monday, March 11 following a City Council meeting that begins at 6 PM. 

The workshop will begin with what plans council and committee members have formulated on how to approach the pool both in the short term and more importantly the long term viability in having the pool in operation for the next couple of decades.  Council members are researching various ideas and cost structures on different approaches to improve the pool. It is anticipated that the input that was provided by the Citizens Advisory Committee in 2018, the pool studies which were also completed in 2018 and with council input the conversation will hopefully provide some guidance on the direction to move. 

Long term planning will review several topics. From what should we as a council be planning on for city growth? What local government structures need to be provided for this future growth? How is this accommodated in our current boundaries? Is the city hall structure which will be 100 years old in 2023 still serve our communities needs 5, 10 years from now? The planning topic can encompass so much more that it will up to the council members in the workshop to determine where this conversation will lead. 

If you as a citizen have any thoughts on these topics for March you can submit those to my email address at;

jmolinaro@ci.enumclaw.wa.us.  

Thank you.
Dec 31

Mayor’s Message for January 2019

Posted on December 31, 2018 at 10:12 AM by Jan Molinaro

A New Year and with that brings new possibilities. How many of us start each new year with resolutions? Eat better, exercise more often and to keep some kind of schedule. Slow down and enjoy what is around us? These can be a fruitful approach to life and in all cases can improve one’s self worth. What also needs to be understood is that when a resolution is forgotten about or not done as planned, it is not something to get upset about. We are all human with human frailties. The one item in life that everyone can learn from is to not give up. Yes we stumble, however we can start over, again and again. It is important to learn from the reset so that if you need to adjust, do so, nothing bad about that.

So with a new year make one or two resolutions. Plan to accomplish it in small steps as it is a journey not a sprint. Take the first step to self-improvement keeping in mind that the goal is to tell yourself and others that I can accomplish this goal. Support from within and from others is valuable. Keep in mind a new year with new possibilities can be exciting.
Dec 04

Mayor's Message for December 2018

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 10:54 AM by Jan Molinaro

With tree lightings and parades the season to spread cheer is upon us. Chilly weather and frost on the windshield to scrape remind us that with winter comes many enjoyable events. These are shared with family members and friends. This month can be extremely busy, especially with young children. However, I would encourage everyone to take one day out of December and plan how you and your family could give back to others. Whether it is within your family or to outside organizations, this is an opportunity to share the joy with some who may not have the same opportunities we enjoy in our community. Young and old alike have the opportunity to partake in this season of giving back. There are many ideas in which to spend that one day with someone else or a group. Enumclaw has so many organizations that would appreciate any form of assistance, money, food, volunteers, other, just ask how you can help and I am sure an answer will be provided. Have a wonderful, safe and Happy Holiday.