Hello Citizens of Norwood,
Let me start out by stating . . . I love Norwood! The people are friendly. The location is great. Also, there are many town amenities compared with other small towns.
The Town of Norwood has many assets and much potential. I am here to keep all that is good about this great town, as well as make it even better! I will be working closely with our dedicated Norwood Commissioners, our talented staff, and with you and your great potential, as citizens.
We need every stakeholder’s participation to make this the best town that it can be. Teamwork does pay off. Ask the South Stanly Ozone Allstars. As you know, they are the 2019 Dixie Youth Baseball North Carolina State Champions!
Some of my long-term goals, along with the Town Commissioners, and staff is: to make Norwood into a fiscally stronger, rock-solid municipality; to make this town even more attractive to quality businesses such as the ones that are already with us; to retain, encourage, and enable employees to provide the absolute best service possible for the long-range interest of this town-which the heart is, its citizens.
Two substantial long-range goals that are progressing before my arrival here are doing well and have cleared every hurdle thus far. One project is the rehabilitation of our Wastewater Treatment Plant. This undertaking helps to ensure your health and the environment’s health as a whole. The second project is to eliminate water inflow and infiltration of rain water and ground water into our sewer system. This will help keep your utility bill as low as possible and will aid in the protection of our health and the health of our environment.
Some short-range goals include the completion of the resurfacing of several streets that are in the greatest need of repair. Researching and applying for infrastructure grants that will augment our major efforts and plans to overhaul major components of our infrastructure. Although grants are fewer and are often not high percentage grants as in some previous years, rest assured we will do our best to obtain what we can.
In summation, I encourage you to celebrate this town. You are a part of its success and charm. I ask you to consider getting involved in your community, if you are not doing so. Utilize the town amenities: the library, the two parks, the great network of sidewalks. Perhaps, join a local civic organization, participate in your local church events. Also, just continue to be the good, solid citizens that you are.
Your Town Administrator,