With summer upon us, it is a good reminder that Roy City is not immune from “crimes of opportunity.” Criminals often choose victims who offer high reward with little risk and effort. Don’t be a target by leaving your valuables in a vehicle, secured or not. Keep your house doors, windows, and garage entrances locked. Neighborhoods that have a strong sense of community have a significant impact in preventing burglaries and other crimes. Get to know your neighbors and consider starting or joining a neighborhood watch program. If you see something, say something.
On Aug 16th, the Roy City Council will hold a Truth-In-Taxation meeting to consider a property tax increase. As always, public involvement is welcome and encouraged on these types of important discussions. Consider joining us! If you can’t, consider sending the council an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the first week of August, we will conclude the Roy Days festivities with a parade. Without exception, you find the symbol of our democracy, an American Flag, somewhere in that procession. Reflect for a moment on the real significance of our flag. It represents the freedom, nobility, and the true meaning of being an American. It tells the history of America. It has been with us through the rough times, tough times, war times, but also in times of our greatest enjoyments and achievements. Today, American flags fly over our nation, our businesses, our schools, our homes, and still stands on the surface of the moon. Our flag has landed on Mars, and, yes, you will find one on Voyager 1, 14 billion miles from earth on the other side of our solar system. There is no better symbol of who we are and what we stand for! As a nation, we have opportunities to improve, but we must continue to stand as a beacon of hope and freedom. I ask that each of us not forget the great sacrifices that the men and women of today’s armed services make to defend our way of life. We live in a free nation today because of them.
Be safe and keep your children safe, particularly during the Roy Days events.
Roy City Mayor