Dear Fellow Residents:
The Holiday Season is officially upon us! I so love this time of year! I hope this finds all of you and your families doing well. We have so many exciting things going on, so let’s get right to it.
First, please mark your calendar for December 9, from 4-6 p.m. The St. Regis Park Holiday Party will be taking place at Saint Andrew UCC, 2608 Browns Ln. Join your friends and neighbors for pizza, subs, snacks, music, and door prizes. There is no cost for citizens to attend this event. Don’t forget to bring your cameras for pictures with Santa!!
Next, Ascension Parish at 4600 Lynnbrook Drive, is hosting an outdoor LIVE NATIVITY. It will be December 9 from 6:00-8:00p.m. immediately following the City Holiday Party. There will be “living” characters, live animals, music, and refreshments. This family-friendly event has been very popular as participants gaze in wonder at the scene of this very first Christmas. ALL ages are welcome to enjoy this inspiring and moving experience!
In other business, we are getting ready to plant approximately 20 new trees by the End of this year. It is very encouraging to see residents continue to make
our tree canopy and our wonderful city remain Parklike. I will say, it is discouraging when I have seen large trees being taken down and removed for what seems to be no apparent reason. Please remember that trees offer shade and other environmentally sound attributes. However, in addition to that, one of the main reasons our City continues to have high demand real estate and increasing values is the curb appeal of the properties and the mature trees. When large trees are removed, not only does it harm the environment, it harms our property values. Please be mindful.
As far as capital improvements, we will be fixing the pothole on the 4400 block of Mt. Vernon by the end of this month, if it hasn’t already been fixed by the
time you are reading this. Also, the Council spoke with the City Engineer last night and we plan on re-paving some of the roads this spring that have become worn. In addition to re-paving several of the roads, we will also repaint all yellow curbs at that time as well as repaint the chevrons on the speed humps on Woodmont. In the spring we will also tackle our signage project where we will be updating the signs throughout the city to have an updated look and better curb appeal.
Last, but not least, a citizen brought to our attention the idea of allowing golf carts on our roadways assuming several legal criteria are met. After research and conversation, we have decided that next month we will have our first reading to create an ordinance to allow this to occur. It will be an asset for our residents that are members at Oxmoor Country Club and for residents that go to the Upper Highlands Swim Club. It is pretty neat to continue to see our City evolve by listening to new ideas and implementing them when warranted.
On behalf of the council and myself, I wish you a very Happy Holiday Season! Have a wonderful time with your friends and families and may you make memories that last a lifetime.
Brandt Davis, Mayor