October 13, 2009 10:07:00 AM
First of all I would like to say thank you to all the voters of Caledonia that elected me as alderman. I am glad to have your vote of confidence and support.
I would like to address a few issues of importance. I told each of you that if elected I would keep the citizens of Caledonia at heart. My view has not changed. When I vote, the citizens are on my mind. I keep in mind what would be best for all. Not just one or two. I do not have a personal agenda. Just because I do not vote the way that some think I should, that does not mean that I have a personal vendetta. I have no, and I repeat no personal vendettas against anyone. I vote what I think is best for the town. Period.
Next, I do care about this town and what goes on in Caledonia. I have spent a lot of time working on projects for the Town of Caledonia. Back in the 80s and early 90s when we had a Civitan Club, I as well as some others in the community wanted to get the Christmas parade started back. We spent countless hours cutting out Christmas decorations to hang up in town. Another board member, who is currently serving, and I went to the Columbus Parade to get floats to come to our parade, the following night.
In 2000 I served on the committee that was asked to get baseball and softball started at Ola J. Pickett Park. I served in that capacity for five years. I said all that to show that I do care about this community and its citizens. I was elected to represent ALL citizens of Caledonia .
I spend an average of seven to 10 hours a week studying and going over municipal laws every week. I spend an average of three to four hours preparing for each board meeting each month. I want to work hard for you. Because I do care.
The Commercial Dispatch and the Columbus Packet do a great job reporting our board meetings and keeping you informed. But if you want to experience the atmosphere of a board meeting first hand, come to one.
Steve Honnoll, Caledonia Board of Alderman