Happy August!

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Mayor’s Column

August 2016

By Mayor Anne Gerwig

August! The heat is upon us and the rains have returned. Make sure to protect yourself from mosquitos and eliminate any standing water on your property. I have a bird bath, so I need to be mindful of changing out the water so that mosquitos don’t have a place to hatch. We are stepping up the defense so that no dangerous diseases can be spread here. If you are outside at dusk, wear clothing and repellant, just to be on the safe side.

schoolSchool starts again on August 15, so be extra careful in the mornings and afternoons. School zones are strictly enforced and we want to make sure that our kids are safe and ready to learn.

The long awaited Wellington Community Center opens on Saturday, August 6th with a grand opening and ribbon cutting at 9:00 followed by an open house. Come and see this fantastic new addition that is in the center of the municipal complex. It has a magnificent view of the lake and will be the home of many great celebrations.

Work is well underway on the budget with a workshop for council scheduled on Monday, August 8th. Tune in and watch on Channel 18 or stop by and sit in at City Hall. You can also let us know your thoughts by taking the Budget Challenge on our website. The budget must be adopted in September, so make sure that you let us know how you want your money spent!

Food trucks with entertainment continue on Thursday afternoons starting at 5:00 pm. Come out and enjoy some trendy foods and local talent. There are also two tribute concerts scheduled on Saturday Nights in August: a Bruce Springsteen tribute on the 13th, and A Tina Turner tribute on the 20th. Concerts and Movies are free but you need to bring your own seating. There are vendors at the events too and the sales help to provide funding for the events, so we encourage you to grab some food too. Check the amphitheater calendar to keep up to date.

Our website has up to date information on Walk & Talk events in the neighborhoods, along with a Block Party and Game night at Tiger Shark Cove Park on August 6th. Get to know us at www.wellingtonfl.gov.