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From Gratitude: warmly felt and well-expressed

December 6th, 2011 at Tue, 6th, 2011 at 10:02 pm by Jim Sundberg

The City Council meeting of December 5th began with a heart-warming expression of gratitude to Council Members Fran Abel and Bob Waterman and to Mayor Paul Samuelson for their years of public service to Langley.  Since it was Fran’ s last Council meeting, thanks was in order for the many valuable and forthright contributions which she had made, with special mention of the successful summer Friday afternoon markets initiated this year.  Council Member Rene Neff had prepared specially-designed and individualized certificates of appreciation for Fran, Bob and Paul and homemade cupcakes for the whole council and audience; and Fran Abel had brought along “Frans Chocolates,” enough for all.  Kind words were spoken, all well deserved.  I expect additional recognition for the contributions of Bob and Paul will follow in two weeks at their last Council meeting on December 19th.

As Fran’s elected replacement on the Langley City Council, and in the same spirit of gratitude, I want to thank all those who have shared with me their best wishes for the coming year of public service and projects in the City of Langley.  There are several important initiatives going on: the expansion of the marina, the updating of the Shoreline Master Plan, the kickoff of the Second Street improvement project, and the continuing efforts of the Main Street organization in Langley, just to name a few.  Your continuing participation in any or all of these projects is of course welcome, as are your specific suggestions.  Please do let me know your interests as we  work together for all of Langley.

You can gain firsthand information on both the Shoreline Master Plan effort and the Second Street Project by visiting a new web blog being maintained by Jeff Arango, Director of Langley’s Planning Department.  Just enter “” in your web browser, read through the introductory documents, and sign up there to submit your comments to Jeff.

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