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Letter: Garner leader says thanks

Garner leader says thanks

From the “high” we experienced on March 12 as we viewed the results of our successful bond referendum campaign, town staff and elected officials spent the following Thursday and Friday at our annual planning retreat establishing priorities, scheduling tasks and authorizing work to begin on several of the initiatives included in the bond package.

The retreat provided an opportunity for us to reflect upon our successful campaign but to also acknowledge the invaluable cooperation and support the town received from multiple sources as we took our bond campaign to the citizens of Garner. Civic clubs, homeowner associations, senior citizen gatherings and other open forums served as welcome and receptive conduits for our bond-education effort. Equally important, the Garner Chamber of Commerce and several of its business leaders provided the resources to promote the bond campaign.

To the citizens of Garner, we certainly appreciate your support of the multiple capital-project initiatives and for your expression of that support at the polls on March 12.

Town leaders also want to express our appreciation to the Garner-Cleveland Record for its continual coverage and support of our efforts in providing information to the public leading up to the referendum. Kyle Jahner remained abreast of activities within the town, covered key actions by the Town Council and kept the voting public informed with professional and effective journalism.

In particular, we are most appreciative of you, the editor, allowing each council member to author a guest column for five Sundays as we brought our case for each bond question to the voters. I have worked with numerous local governments on their bond campaigns over my career and never have I witnessed such support being extended to any community as the Garner-Cleveland Record provided to Garner.

On behalf of the Town of Garner, we thank you.

Buck Kennedy

Garner councilman