I want to begin by thanking the City Council for the opportunity to serve the Farmersville community. Farmersville is a terrific place with wonderful people and a great future ahead.
I am very proud of our staff. We’ve worked hard as a team to deliver the roundabout project and the sports park project on time and under budget, we’ve opened the new library and the Boys and Girls Club at the community center, and we’ve successfully expanded services to Farmersville senior citizens.
I am particularly proud that our Child Well Being Program was recognized by the CA Assembly and that the Cameron Creek project received California (CA PWA) and American (National) Public Works Association (APWA) and awards for our drought relief efforts.
It is also exceptional that our Round-About Project and the Cameron Creek Drought Relief Project received statewide recognition as the CA League of Cities 2017 Helen Putnam Award winners, recognizing our community improvements as the most transformational public improvement projects Statewide.
We have also made strides in the right direction to improve our local economy with the new Rite Aid, the new Dollar General project and the realization of many years of hope for a new, full-service grocery store with the Farmersville Market remodel by State Foods.
Our improved partnership with the Farmersville Unified School District has resulted in two School Resource Officers protecting Farmersville campuses and who also supported our work on South Farmersville Blvd and at the Citrus Crosswalk, which were deliberately designed and built to improve student safety and upgrade important roadways and school crosswalks in the community.
Completion of Visalia Road, Walnut Avenue, and North Farmersville Blvd will further improve and modernize Farmersville, and set the stage for transformational, community-wide economic development in the near future.
Trust that the men and women of the Farmersville Fire Department and the Farmersville Police Department will be there for you in your time of need. They are consummate professionals with excellent leadership. They who work in Farmersville because they care about the community and they know that they are making a positive difference in resident’s daily lives.
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the Farmersville City Council and the residents of Farmersville as City Manager, and I know that Farmersville will continue to be successful in the years ahead. Farmersville will always remain in my heart as a community of faith, family and friends and I know your excellent City staff will continue to Move Farmersville Forward!
October 17, 2017
John Jansons, City Manager