Kimberley’s Mayor says the city is not starting from scratch with the inauguration of the new Council.
Don McCormick spoke on the state of the city and the progress made over the last four years at the inaugural meeting of the new Kimberley Council Monday night.
He says money around the city needs to come from somewhere and its important to pursue new funds.
“With growth comes different challenges, no question. Affordable housing for buyers and renters is a current pressure point,” McCormick says. “We need to add affordable units to our inventory or sale and rental prices will continue to escalate.”
McCormick adds there remains a need to bring in more revenue and new business into the City.
“The money to run the city needs to come from somewhere and we only have so many assets to sell and efficiencies can only be had for so long,” McCormick says. “So unless taxpayers are willing to write check, we need to pursue new money through modest growth.”
McCormick says work on the city’s infrastructure will continue to be a big focus.
The first meeting of the new council will be at City Hall next Tuesday.
– Kimberley Mayor, Don McCormick
(Pictured: Mayor Don McCormick at the City of Kimberley’s Inaugural Council Meeting)