The 2020 Census is still happening. The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census take place once every ten years. The results will develop new roads, help schools, health clinics, fire departments, and other critical programs and services. You can still respond online, by phone, or by mail at census.gov. The data shows that 78% of Roy residents have responded. Thank you! We just need to get the last 22% done. The deadline is Sept 30, 2020. Please do not miss an opportunity to make a big difference.
The Downtown Business District review subcommittee is close to finalizing recommendations to the zoning and building codes after receiving numerous public comments. Modernizing our downtown business district codes is critical in our next step of creating an environment that will bring new business developments into the city. We need mix-use developments, we need a new hotel, we need a theater, and we need more sit-down restaurants. These developments can build a strong commercial base that will generate needed property and sales taxes. Very shortly, the Roy City Council will vote on those changes. As always, public input is welcome.
Efforts continue in securing property for a new cemetery. The process has been difficult with many twists and turns. It is hoped that, by the end of this month, we will have one major issue resolved so we can move forward. Be patient with us as we work through the process.
Finally, with school now started, there is an increase of children on and around our streets. Please watch out for them as you drive through our neighborhoods. Always stop for school busses that are loading or unloading children. Watch for and respect the crossing guards who are there to help protect our children.
Robert Dandoy, Mayor