Gladstone City Council Updates

The Gladstone City Council convened on Monday, May 8, and brace yourselves, because they actually did some stuff!

 They decided to grace us with a resolution in support of May as Older Americans Month to celebrate the elderly and create an "inclusive society." Because who doesn't want to embrace the challenge of "flexible thinking around aging"? It's not like there are more pressing matters to address, right?

Oh, and let's not forget the thrilling resolution they passed to hire A.T. Switzer Painting Company for a riveting project of painting the competition pool and dive well. Finally, the city council is focusing on the truly important issues that will surely improve the lives of Gladstone residents.

But hold your horses, because there's more bureaucratic excitement! They also accepted the work done by Turner Construction Company for the addition and renovation of Fire Station No. 2. What a momentous occasion! I can't contain my enthusiasm for their groundbreaking decision to authorize the final payment.

Oh, and how could I neglect to mention the mind-blowing ordinance they passed? They established a procedure to disclose potential conflicts of interest and substantial interests for certain municipal officials. Because, you know, it's absolutely necessary to remind politicians not to let their personal agendas interfere with their public duties. What a groundbreaking idea!

Finally, in a display of unparalleled importance, the council swiftly approved special event permits for Dentistry for Children Patient Appreciation Day, Law Enforcement National Night Out, and the thrilling Restoration 5K Run and 1K Walk. Because what we really need in Gladstone is more opportunities to pat ourselves on the back for being such outstanding citizens.

Well, there you have it, folks! The Gladstone City Council meeting was a wild ride of riveting proclamations, thrilling resolutions, and earth-shattering ordinances. I'm sure the citizens of Gladstone are eternally grateful for such groundbreaking and life-changing decisions. Keep up the good work, council! We couldn't possibly survive without you.