After being relegated to the basement PC last week, I am back at my desk writing and listening to Merle Haggard perform “Are the Good Times Really Over.” There is a line in the song which asks the question, “Are we rollin’ downhill like a snowball headed for hell?” Based on what I see going on in this Country today, I think to a certain degree we are.
A few items of interest that the Commission has been working on are below.
• I’m sure when Merle Haggard performed the aforementioned song in 1981, he had no idea how prophetic his words would become. I was raised in a household in which, when confronted with a problem, you either found a way to fix it or you turned it over to the Lord. In the words of my Mother, “no bellyaching” was allowed. In spite of the things in this Country that do not coincide with my personal beliefs, I will continue to stand for the National Anthem out of respect for those who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of my right to have those beliefs. Beyond that, I am turning it over to the Lord.
• Last week the Commission had the pleasure of dining with the Troy Kiwanis Club at their monthly lunch meeting. Following the meal, I opened the floor to questions and enjoyed interacting with the membership. Even if you are not serving lunch, I am available to speak to groups about what is going on in the County. Call or e-mail me and we will set something up.
• I know I am beginning to sound like a broken record, but the weather remains favorable, and our road crews continue to make progress on a variety of projects. Between our forces and outside contractors, we plan to have the 2015 Flood damage behind us this year and are looking forward to getting back on track in 2018 as we continue to improve our roads and bridges.
That’s all I have time for now. As always, call, e-mail or stop by the Courthouse if you have questions. Until next week…