a mESSAGE FROM MAYOR SCHAVE
February 22, 2021
Happy New Year! I Hope 2021 has been treating you well so far, I cannot believe we are almost through February already.
We have been working hard to close out 2020 and move headfirst into 2021. As we go forward with re-opening our community, I believe it is important to continue to work towards keeping our City looking good as well. I have been working with our Departments to make a plan and schedule regular clean-ups and trash pick-up downtown. I appreciate all of you who are working hard and doing your part to help us in this ongoing endeavor.
Public Works is swamped with old projects and new ones. Levee project, Eastside rail and highway project, Market street project, and more. Economic Development and the building department are well above projected permit requests. Police and Fire Departments are responding to a very high number of calls. Life goes on as we get the job done while adhering to the COVID-19 precautions. The Parks Department has completed the Dog Park and is preparing the installation of the new playground equipment at Garley Park in south Aberdeen. The Gateway Project has been delayed due to COVID restrictions, but is on track to be shovel ready in July.
The City has provided another $100,000 dollars for help to City Hospitality businesses to get through the COVID-19 slow down. Businesses can apply through Greater Grays Harbor Inc.
On February 16th, we were able to re-open public access to the first floor of City Hall. This allows our citizens access to the Finance Department. Other Departments are still available by appointment. You can contact staff via phone, email, or by utilizing online services available on the city website at aberdeenwa.gov
As we continue to manage Covid-19, it’s important to remember to follow public health agency recommendations .For more information on COVID-19 in Grays Harbor, please visit the Grays Harbor County Public Health website at http://www.healthygh.org/directory/covid19.
I am proud to be starting my second year as Mayor and look forward to another exciting year of progress and growth within our City.