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To the Citizens of Ellsworth;
The last year brought many new challenges for our citizens, business community, organizations, and municipal government. Weathering this global pandemic has proven to be more of a marathon than a sprint and the long-term ramifications are still unknown. What we do know, however, is that the City of Ellsworth is resilient and strong and with continued commitment and innovation, this community will continue to prosper.
Together we have faced the challenges head on. As a community, we worked to find creative ways to navigate these challenges. Many restaurants expanded outdoor dining while others increased their take-out capacity. Here at City Hall, our dedicated employees provided services over the phone or by passing paperwork through doors and windows and even by meeting citizens at their cars in the parking lot to make sure City services were still being provided while keeping people safe. By following CDC guidelines regarding mask wearing and social distancing, we managed to keep the infection rate in our community relatively low. We provided socially distant community events like the drive-by holiday parade and the drive-by graduation parade for our senior class. These and other events served as proof that the citizens of Ellsworth were not going to allow COVID-19 to destroy tradition and community spirit.
Looking forward, we aspire to get back on track as we work with our partners to continue to grow Ellsworth in a controlled and planned manner. In the coming year, we will begin the work of updating our comprehensive plan. Through the hard work of the City Council, dedicated staff, interested and engaged citizens, and business and community partners, this plan will identify the needs, set the goals for the future of our city, and provide a roadmap for us to follow for years to come.
As a community, we must accept our differences and embrace our commonalities in order to come together for the greater good, and to ensure that Ellsworth continues to be a great place to live, work, and do business.
Glenn Moshier, City Manager