Council’s Corner

December Council Update

The end of the year is almost here, and 2023 is quickly approaching. December is a month of joy and celebration and ushers in the new year.

Two weeks ago, the city hosted the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Memorial Park. It was well attended. It was good to see so many of our residents at one of our most popular events.

The Arts Council hosted a gingerbread house contest that day, and, as expected, there was a good turnout; many people had expressed an eagerness to see the event return. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to everyone who participated.

This month, the city hosts our annual Christmas house decorating contest. I am excited to see all the entries and to be a part of the judging.

As I reflect on this past year and look towards next year, I remind myself of the trials we have all gone through. They have taught me to be better prepared physically, financially, and emotionally. We can all do a better job at being prepared for what may come our way, whether it is with our health or our financial situation. I have made a commitment to walk every day and enjoy the beauty of one of our nearby parks. I have also committed to putting a little extra money away and adding to my food storage. Whatever the Christmas and the New Year mean to you, I would recommend spending more time with family and taking time to relax and enjoy the comfortable things in life.

I thank all those who get involved in the city in whatever capacity required. You are what makes Roy great. If anyone wants to get involved, please reach out. If you have things you want to talk about, please join us at council meetings. Great discussions happen at council meetings, and we get the opportunity to help residents with their concerns. If you are unable to attend a meeting, the council and mayor are available via email

Thanks again for making Roy great. I pray that all residents will have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Councilmember Joe Paul


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