2011 Year End Report
2011 was a challenging year. The city is slowly coming out of the economic slump that we have been in the last couple of years. I commend the previous Mayor for his diligence in cost cutting measures that were implemented and by doing so we are able to finally recover at a more rapid pace.
I would like to thank the employees for their understanding and dedication with the Mayor's request the past couple of years.
On June 17, 2011, the Wauseon Fire Department arrived with a piece of the World Trade Center artifact. The Wauseon Fire Department and other county departments have been holding fundraisers for the construction of the 9/11 Memorial at the Fulton County Fairgrounds.
There are (2) different volunteer groups in Wauseon with committees. The Imagination Kingdom will be located in Reighard Park and will replace the existing playground equipment. Poor 4 Wauseon committee has been designing and raising funds for a new swimming pool to be located in Wauseon.
CPS Women Health Resources broke ground for a new building at Glenwood Avenue and Airport Highway.
The city is continuing to work with Glenn Grisdale, Reveille, for planning and economic development. Glenn Grisdale is continuing his work with the downtown revitalization district to attract more businesses in the area. Glenn has also been working to obtain grants for Biddle Park and the walking trail.
Engineering has started on the reconstruction of Linfoot Street that is scheduled for 2014 or sooner.
I would like to congratulate the new councilors; Fred Allen and Heather Kost and I am looking forward to a very productive year working with Council.
Doug Shaw, Mayor