It was a question raised Monday (Nov. 7) by Councilman Kelly Stevenson at the council meeting. He called the question “brain food, something to think about.”
Stevenson said the nation and world economy is changing, and “maybe it's time for us to look, not just at industrial development, but at recreation programs that will attract retirees, plus the businesses that provide the services they'll need.”
He asked for a review of the city's website with an eye toward linking with everything the city offers and that the site be updated more often.
“If someone's interested in relocating here,” he said, “our website needs to tell them all they need to know.”
And a discussion on a Saturday opening of city hall ended with a pretty emphatic no.
Kerry White, clerk-treasurer, said paying people to be at the office, but too few people to actually respond to citizen requests -- utility crews, for example -- would not be cost effective, “plus it would force us to tell people nothing could be done until Monday, and that would leave a sour taste in customers' mouths.”
In other action, the council: