“It will be a very important meeting to establish where we are going and our effectiveness,” Helfenberger said.
Once Schott has given his presentation, the night will mostly focus on discussion of the City Council with many of the city’s department heads and the public. There will be food and refreshments available for everyone who attends, because Helfenberger said they are willing to extend the meeting several hours if need be.
“Whatever it takes to come up with the finalized set of goals and supporting information is what we’re looking to accomplish from the evening,” he said.
The continued growth of Ottumwa as a community with true value depends on the input from the public, and these two meetings are great places for community members to really make their voices heard. Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend.
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