Whereas, public works services provided in our community are an integral part of our citizens’ everyday lives; and
Whereas, the support of an understanding and informed citizenry is vital to the efficient operation of public works systems and programs such as water, wastewater, streets and highways, public buildings, solid waste collection and parks and recreation facilities; and
Whereas, the health, safety and comfort of this community greatly depends on these facilities and services; and
Whereas, the quality and effectiveness of these facilities, as well as their planning, design, and construction, is vitally dependent upon the efforts and skill of public works officials; and
Whereas, the efficiency of the qualified and dedicated personnel who staff public works departments is materially influenced by the people’s attitude and understanding of the importance of the work they perform,
Now Therefore, I, Larry Johannson, Mayor of the City of Selkirk, do hereby proclaim the week of May 19 to 25, 2019 as:
“NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK”
in the City of Selkirk, and I call upon all citizens and civic organizations to acquaint themselves with the issues involved in providing our public works and to recognize the contributions which public works officials make every day to our health, safety, comfort, and quality of life.
Given under my hand and Seal of the City of Selkirk this 14th day of May, 2019.