Mayor prepares for State of the City addressWhile it’s not as nerve wracking as it once was, giving the State of the City address still can bring on the butterflies for mayor Bill Droste. But he takes his time to prepare and when the time comes he’s always ready.
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
While it’s not as nerve wracking as it once was, giving the State of the City address still can bring on the butterflies for mayor Bill Droste. But he takes his time to prepare and when the time comes he’s always ready.
On March 9, Droste will give his eighth address. During the 30-minute speech he will recap the highlights of 2009 and his hopes for 2010.
While it was a challenging year, Droste said some good things happened in 2009 including the opening of the Robert Trail Library, Waterford Commons and the Fairview Clinic.
“We had a lot of exciting things happen in our city,” said Droste. “We are fortunate to still have some new things coming into our town.”
On the downside Droste said the city had to deal with some tough issues, including the down economy.
The new year looks to bring more excitement to town. Droste said the council is working on a number of projects that will benefit the community, including getting the former St. Joseph’s Church building open to the public and several road projects.
Droste will give the State of the City address at 8 a.m. March 9 in the Rosemount Community Center Banquet Room. The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event. Coffee and donuts will be available.