Springtime in Clayton

By Hank Stratford on April 21, 2014

Stratford Hank websiteI love this time of year. The hills are green. The wildflowers are in bloom. The weather is getting warm. I hope you are enjoying spring in Clayton.

Things are relatively quiet in Clayton these days. There is a lot of excitement for the new bocce ball courts that the Ipsen family, Skipolini’s and the CBCA are installing. The Ipsens have had a very positive impact on Clayton over the years and the bocce ball courts will be a nice addition to their legacy.

Our maintenance staff has been keeping themselves busy taking care of our landscaping and buildings. It seems that almost every week they are fixing another broken water line. The guys do a great job maintaining the city.

We have been going through some changes in our police department. We have experienced some turnover and we welcome the new faces. With these changes our police chief has been taking patrols. He has been showing the guys that he still has it, whatever that means. We continue to receive positive comments about our officers and the chief, Chris Thorsen.

I am looking forward to the farmer’s market, which begins on May 10. I hope everyone supports the market. It is a fun way to start your Saturday.

The Concerts in the Grove are almost all finalized. The first concert is also on May 10. Howard Geller does a great job lining up talented musicians to entertain us. Keep your eye out for the concert schedule.

If you have any questions about the city, please let me know. Also, if there is anything we can do to make living in Clayton even better, please let me know. Enjoy the springtime.

Feel free to contact me by email at hstratford@ci.clayton.ca.us.

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