>Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell, pictured above speaking to a Chamber of Commerce audience, this week delivered a 2011 city budget preview. Elements of the balanced budget include a water treatment plant expansion billed as “the largest public works project in city history.”
The mayor’s budget statement concludes in part: “This current economy has been most challenging and unpredictable for each of us and for our community as a whole. Our success and our strengths to date are reflective of our ongoing commitment to quality infrastructure and our diverse community and business makeup. We are fortunate to have an engaged and collaborative city council, professional staff and involved citizens who are also committed volunteers. You, our citizens, have helped us to provide services to our community that are well above our budgetary ability. Thank you!”
Click on the link below to visit the City of Anacortes website, where you will find the full text of Mayor Maxwell’s budget message: http://www.cityofanacortes.org/
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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