By Jill penley
Mountain City Mayor Kevin Parsons remains optimistic about the future despite his lofty goal of making Mountain City the best town to live and work in the state.
“Our municipal departments are looking good,” said Mayor Parsons. “I can’t say enough about our great employees and their dedication for the residents of the town.”
I want to grow new activities to complement our playground areas, skate park, swimming pool and community center. I believe that can happen with volunteers and support from our local businesses.
“We need to improve the facades in our downtown area,” said Mayor Parsons, “to make it more attractive for entrepreneurs to help us fill empty buildings.”
“Our continuing focus will be on generating more sales tax dollars,” said Mayor Parsons. “By successfully recruiting new business, we can ensure sales tax dollars remain here instead of assisting other cities and even other states,” Parsons reports city departments are encouraged to buy locally to keep tax dollars here. “I also encourage residents to support the businesses we have now before going outside the county,’ said Parsons. “Doing so keeps money in our local economy.”
“We will continue to be mindful when spending your taxpayer dollars,” said Mayor Parsons, “and continue to fund our departments with everything they need to operate efficiently.”
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.