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The Mayor's Corner - October 29, 2018

The rains have been great with no complaints, but with the rains come weeds and grass mowing. Ditches are group up and restricting water flow and we are asking for your help again in getting things mowed and cleaned up. Mowing letters will be going out next week.

I would like to remind everyone that there is a leash law within the city limits. We have received complaints about people walking and jogging with their dogs loose and running with them. The dogs are getting into people’s yards and leaving a mess among other things. That is private property. You may be given a ticket and fined for this violation. We have had to pick up several dogs in the last two weeks, so please assist us in making sure these situations improve.

Our new trash service is working better as we get things lined out. Please let us know if you are having any problems. Pickup day is Wednesday, but with the abundance of rain they have had to come on Thursdays and/or Fridays as the alleys dry out. Thank you for working with us on this issue.

I appreciate Judge Reed and Commissioner Adam Ensey for working with the prison system in Amarillo to secure inmates in order to get the Claude Cemetery mowed and cleaned up. The mowing and cleanup of the cemetery has been a concern for several years. We have appreciated our local citizens for getting this done the last few times.

I really enjoyed the opportunity to attend the October Chamber of Commerce meeting. The meeting was held at The Burrow. Several informative topics were discussed. Joe Minkley discussed the working of the Claude Economic Development Council and how they are helping with the growth and revitalization of our city. If you are interested in starting a new business or adding to an existing business you need to contact the EDC through Howard Heath, City Administrator at City Hall. Other topics included the Armstrong County Museum and the new combined website for the City, Chamber of Commerce, and EDC. This site is still in development and will be continuously added to. Check it out frequently at Following the meeting, we visited Corner Drug and then went upstairs to The Loft Apartments belonging to Keith Lowery. It was great to visit both places and visit with the owners.

All of this to say the town and the square are growing and we would like you to be a part of this movement. Thank you for all that you do to make Claude better and remember Shop Local!

Bill Wood

City of Claude Mayor

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