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State of the City Address Glen P. Stewart, Mayor May 10 th, 2013 1.

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1 State of the City Address Glen P. Stewart, Mayor May 10 th,

2 General Fund Expenditures

3 Ashland Police Department 3

4 APD Man Hunt 4 An alliance between multiple agencies, from local to Federal levels, culminated in Nate Summerfield's apprehension.

5 Ashland Fire Department - Medical Oxygen System 5

6 Ashland Fire Department - New 2945 Brush Truck FIRST NEW BRUSH TRUCK IN 33 YEARS!!! 6

7 Ashland Fire Department - Budget 7

8 Ashland City Water Department 33 Waterline Breaks 87 Service Lines 37 System Valves 27 Fire Hydrants 1200 calls to locate City utilities. 52 calls for stoppages. 400 calls for service. 8

9 Well to Ground Process 2.26 Mil. Gallons/day 4.03 Mil. Gallons/day Production Processing End User Processing Return to Environment 9

10 Ashland Parks and Recreation June ASA National Women’s Visit & Try Outs June ASA 18 & Under Girls Region 9 Tournament July ASA National Men’s Major Tournament 10

11 Ashland Parks and Recreation Brookside Pool and the Mini-Golf Course will be open June 1 st through August 18 th. 11

12 Ashland Parks and Recreation Brookside Golf Course 12 *Offer expires May 31, 2013

13 Guy C. Myers Memorial Band Shell **June 9th: Lynn Trefzger, Doyle Brothers & Northwest Territory **June 30 th : Independence Day Celebration “Pops in the Park” Ashland Symphony **July 9th - 13 th : Ashland Chautauqua “Legends of the Silver Screen” **August 11 th : Ashland Regional Ballet First Performance will be June 9 6 PM Highlights for the 2013 Season: 13

14 City Services 14 Snow Removal Street Repair Vehicle Maintenance Arborist Spring Clean Up Curbside Collection of: Refuse Recycling Yard Waste

15 Salt Dome Tons in Stored Salt

16 Ashland Engineering Department 16

17 Ashland’s City Revenues 2008 to

18 Ashland’s Current Economic Environment Ashland’s housing market is still slow, but recovering Increasing Downtown activity Increasing Industrial activity More jobs being created However… The City remains underfunded for the services we provide. 18

19 Trials and Triumphs… We Have Less Revenue Now Than in We Have Added, Saved and Retained Jobs. We Have Managed to Maintain a High Level of Service. We Have Attained $6.3 Million in Grants and Donations. Cost= $1.3 Million. We are Improving our Neighborhoods by Demolishing Dilapidated Structures. We are Currently in Contract Negotiations. 19

20 Ashland Industrial Park - Then… 20

21 Ashland Industrial Park – and Now! 21

22 Where the Future is Taking Us… Business/Industry Expansion and Downtown Development I 71 Public Utility Expansion City/County Co-operative Workers Compensation Agreement City Contractor Registration New Schools for our City School District 22

23 Thanks to you, the people of the City of Ashland, our town is truly “Someplace Special.” 23


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