Today is Memorial Day.

Due to the restrictions placed on community gatherings due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City is unable to hold this year’s Memorial Day event at the City’s Veterans Memorial.

At last week’s City Council meeting, the Mayor and Council decided to make a proclamation to honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms, extend gratitude and appreciation for members of our Armed Forces past and present, and offer this proclamation as a token of our respect from a grateful City.

Though we’ll not be observing the annual event, we must never forget those who have sacrificed their lives to maintain the security of our great nation and the liberties we hold so dear and thank them for defending our freedoms; and we wish also to express our gratitude to their families and thank them for their sacrifices.

We also want to say thank you to all of the front-line essential workers – nurses, health care professionals, police officers, firefighters,  grocery store workers, teachers, school support staff, all of the other public employees working hard on our behalf during this difficult time.

Due to Memorial Day, all City facilities are closed today. All refuse and recycling collections will slide forward one day. For example, today’s regular collections will be collected tomorrow, etc. Special collection appointments will only be made for Friday of this week.