Letter: A Brighter Future For Lox Groves

Today is a new day, and hopefully 2019 will be a healthier and brighter year for the residents of Loxahatchee Groves.

Thanks to all the residents who took the time to vote in the March 12 election. Your voices were heard, and your votes were counted. I saw many senior citizens out to cast their votes. It was apparent that it was very hard for them with their wheelchairs, canes and walkers, but they endured and made their vote count and set a very good example of how important your votes are to the younger generation. A special thanks to our dear friends and neighbors, Dennis and Laura Lea O’Brien.

Thanks to all the council members, both the past and present ones, who take the time to sit in the hot seat, take abuse with very few compliments and try to serve the residents of the Groves to the best of their abilities.

To Robert Shorr, Lisa El-Ramey and Laura Danowski, thank you for running clean campaigns with dignity and pride. Congratulations to all of you on your win. I believe you all have the biggest challenge ahead of you that the council has ever seen.

I believe this next year will determine the existence of the Town of Loxahatchee Groves. I’ve got confidence in the council as a whole that the five of you, along with our new Town Manager Jamie Titcomb and Assistant Town Manager Francine Ramaglia, town staff, and especially Larry Peters and our new public works department, will take this challenge and make the Groves a better place to live. I believe your top priorities are to bring us all together as a community, working together for the betterment of Loxahatchee Groves.

Good luck to our new council and to the Town of Loxahatchee Groves. We can do this!! God bless our little town.

Ron Jarriel, Loxahatchee Groves