TO: Media and Public
FROM: Mayor Kathryn Thalman
DATE: December 3, 2020
Mayor Kathryn Thalman presents a Proclamation in honor of Arbor Day in Central Park. Standing beside a recently transplanted ornamental tree, Mayor Thalman stressed that “this small tree symbolizes the disruption in the City bought about by the pandemic and our resilience.”
“In order to better protect the staff of the City’s Municipal Utilities Office, the City is reorganizing its in-person service to utilities customers. This beautiful tree needed a new home because of the addition of concrete and expected construction outside of the current window to the Municipal Utilities Office.” Mayor Thalman added her thanks to the City workers who saved the Japanese Maple.
“I was anxious to keep up the investments of the City of St. Clairsville which have earned its designation for twenty years by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA,” explained Mayor Thalman. “Since the annual Proclamation and community event in support of Arbor Day were delayed by COVID-19 safety protocols, the tree relocation seemed an appropriate time to refocus on the City’s efforts to protect and promote trees.
In conclusion, Mayor Thalman reminds residents to continue to follow COVID-related safety protocols during the holidays to halt the spread of this virus in our community.
Pictured above with Mayor Kathryn Thalman (left to right) are: Debbie Reed, Program Supervisor, Parks & Recreation Department; Jenn McMillen, Mayor Thalman’s Administrative Assistant; and Eric Timko, Recreation Aide, Parks & Recreation Department.
Please follow this link to read the Mayor’s Arbor Day Proclamation: 2020 Arbor Day_Mayor Thalman Proclamation_Dec 2 2020