We have much to be thankful for in the City of Champions this year.
Despite the confusion of one of our council members, as he authored his rubric for better parks management, we are thankful we live in Massillon, and not Brunswick.
"The Director of Parks and Recreation shall have the control and management of parks, park entrances, parkways, children's playgrounds, public recreation facilities, gymnasiums, swimming pools, playfields, or indoor recreational centers, and any lands or buildings set aside for park or recreational use by the public, and the acquisition, construction, repair, and maintenance thereof. The Director shall create and supervise all Recreational Programs for the City of Brunswick."
We are thankful we have chosen elected officials who focus on the big issues of the day and the serious concerns facing our city... like where the mayor and her staff sit at council meetings.
Thank you Milan, Sarita, Nancy and Quinessa for keeping your laser like focus on what is truly important to the people you represent.
We are thankful for the attention to the will of the people displayed by some members of our city council.
Back in May, over 68 percent of the voters rejected a plan to make Massillon's city income tax one of the highest in Ohio.
One would think that plan would be dead and buried.
But it isn't.
Because no doesn't really mean no, and we fully expect the income tax increase proposal to come forward again in 2014.
We are thankful that the Extraordinary One, Massillon's Once & Future Mayor for Life does not believe his rejection by city voters in 2011, and the multi-million dollar "vat of red ink" he left his successor should deter his return to the mayor's office.
We anticipate his extraordinary return.
Because he provides us abundant topics on which to write.
And we are thankful.
But most of all, we are thankful for our readers.
You are truly the "extraordinary ones," and we hope you enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving!