Opinion, Through the Eyes of the Colonel

Through the Eyes of the Colonel – It’s election time in Creswell

It is time for politics in Creswell, a topic for much deliberation. This happens every two years with two slots for City Council members and a Mayor to be elected.
I hear that Mayor Stram is not seeking re-election; however, Richard Zettervall, the present council president, is seeking the mayor position and two Councilors are running for re-election.
It takes dedication to be members of the Creswell City Council, and I am happy to see citizens seeking membership on the council.
A number of citizens have contacted me to run for Mayor and I am honored to be considered by those who suggested I run. It would be a supreme honor to be considered for the position, let alone to even be elected. Although I do believe I could handle the job, I think that with my age of 94 years plus, it’s a pipe dream. In a marriage the two members should make decisions together, and while I believe in my capabilities and Barbara thinks I could do credit to the office, we believe younger persons should run our government.
There are many things that should be on the agenda for the next session of council, such as: the airport and its future; the eyesore at Bald Knob; growth of the city; economic development; policing; water; and sewer.
I would love to tackle those problems. I would encourage more citizen participation especially at council meetings, and have the entire council responsible for giving the City Administrator guidance. Enough said, thank you.