Mayor's Message by Randy Halfacre (7/2012)
Happy 4th of July! This is a special time to engage in history and show family and friends the true meaning of independence, while taking in the sights and sounds of fireworks throughout the Midlands. It is also a time to fly "Old Glory" and sing "God Bless America", certainly the land I love, as I know you do too!
July is also a time for Council to embark on the new fiscal year. For us it is a celebration, as we can happily say for more than 20 years, the Town has NOT raised taxes, an achievement we can certainly be proud of and attribute to our healthy growth. In fact, during that time, our millage rate has actually decreased twice, a true testament to our dedication to providing the best service without burdening, you, the tax payer.
Also, Council and myself were pleased to pass the FY 2012 - 2013 budget, which includes all first year projects for the Vision Plan - VisionLexington. This great achievement allows us to further our goal of making Lexington the place you want to call home. It is the community you want to live, work and to educate and raise your family.
During the course of the next six months, you will see the following projects begin: I-20/Sunset Blvd. (US 378) Interchange Beautification Project, Fourteen Mile Creek Trail, and a revamped Holiday Celebration.
BIG things are happening in the Town of Lexington and we are delighted to have your support. Follow the progress of VisionLexington at our website www.lexsc.com.
May you and your family celebrate BIG things of your own this Independence Day! God Bless America!