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April 2019

Happy April to you and your families. I believe we are all excited that old father Winter has finally gone. I think! It is hard to believe it snowed this past weekend but as we all know we have experienced snow in the first week for April in years past. However, we have finally jumped into Spring with day light savings and Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow which means we are in for an early Spring. After this Winter, Spring can not come quick enough. However, for those weather experts that I have spoken to, it could be a wet Spring.

Though I believe we can all agree that it has been a long Winter, it is so wonderful to see the grass turning green, spring showers falling, and children once again outdoors playing in the warm spring-like days. I want to wish you and your families a Happy Easter which this year takes place on Sunday April 21st.

There has been a significant amount of activity happening throughout Lawson over the Winter months. On February 28th, I was fortunate enough to present a presentation showcasing Lawson at the annual Clay Count “State of the Cites”. This was my opportunity to showcase our city amongst our counterparts from Kansas City, Gladstone, Kearney, Liberty, Smithville, to Excelsior Springs. I always enjoy the opportunity to showcase our city against the others as I believe we have so much more to offer and naturally we have so much going on.

We are working diligently to prepare for our grand re-opening at the newly acquired city pool from the Lawson Swim Club. We will be celebrating the grand re-opening on Memorial Day weekend. Please  sign-up at city hall and come out to see the improvements to the Lawson City pool, you will not be disappointed. In addition to the city pool, we continue to see progress at the RV park, disc golf course, and event center at the city lake. The plan is to welcome guest this summer to the RV park and have the event center open for rental and use come early Summer. The above are just a few of the exciting things we have planned for 2019. We are feverishly working on plans for new pickleball and basketball courts, splash park, and a grocery store. Over the past two years there has been significant progress in Lawson and as I have stated numerous times, the future looks bright and our vision at city hall has not change, which is for long term sustainability. Once again, this summer we will be working on street improvements throughout Lawson as well as storm water projects.

As in previous Mayor’s corner’s I invite all of you to attend the upcoming City Council meetings to learn more about the future of Lawson and personally ask questions. Please come join us and be a part of helping our city grow.

Upcoming Important Dates:
• April 13th – 10:00 AM (Annual Parks & Recreation Eastern Egg Hunt), City Lake • April 22nd – 6:30 PM City Council Meeting @ City Hall

Your Mayor, Greg Taylor