Clean up and vote

Kathleen Gilluly
Thursday, May 2, 2019
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From the editor’s desk

Clean it up!

This is a great week to show your community spirit. Everyone can do their civic duty by assisting with the Laurel Clean-up on Saturday and by completing and mailing their school election ballots before May 7.

The first is a hands-on way to assist folks in our community who are either unable to collect and gather their junk or are unable to haul it away. On May 4, the Laurel community will pitch in to help. Not only does the all the work beautify Laurel and give the volunteer crews a sense of accomplishment, it lets individuals know there is support in place to help them. It may only be one day of the year, but the goodwill generated will last.


There are going to be two empty seats to fill on the school board. Longtime Trustees Doug LeBrun and Kathy Herr have decided not to run for the board again. Both have been dedicated to the district and upheld the responsibilities of their volunteer positions admirably.

Laurel voters are lucky to be able to select from three candidates for the open seats. Whoever wins the election will have a steep learning curve and may be shocked at the amount of time that they will have to invest. It’s a serious responsibility, so voters should make their choices wisely. Last week’s Outlook had profiles on the candidates.

The Building Reserve Levies proposed will cost most homeowners between $20 and $40 a year. That seems a small price to ensure Laurel’s children are protected and that school facilities are secure and adequate for the number of students enrolled.

Upcoming Events

Monday, August 17, 2020
Third Mondays, 11 a.m., Laurel Public Library
Monday, August 17, 2020
Mondays, 1:30 p.m., 201 1/2 E Main St.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 201 1/2 E. Main St., Laurel
Thursday, August 20, 2020
3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Public Works Conference Room
Monday, August 24, 2020
4th Monday, 6 p.m., Council Chamber


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