Editor's Note: The following is a letter from Mayor-elect Steve Scaffidi that appears on the city's website and is being republished on Oak Creek Patch.
On April 17th I will be sworn in as Oak Creek's next Mayor. I'm excited about the opportunities that are ahead of us and look forward to working with the Common Council and city staff to keep our city moving forward. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate and welcome our new City Clerk, Catherine Roeske, on her election victory. City Treasurer Barb Guckenberger, Municipal Judge Alice Rudebusch, and Aldermen Mike Toman, Dan Buciewicz, and Tom Michalski were re-elected, and will begin serving their next terms on April 17th as well.
We have several areas of the city that will see some big changes in the very near future. We're in the process of opening up our lakefront for the first time in more than 80 years. North of residents will see new green spaces, bike trails, and public walkways. In the next few years, all of us will be able to look out over Lake Michigan from the spectacular vantage points along our lakefront, with public picnic areas, recreational sites, and places for families to gather.
The old Delphi manufacturing site will host the new and , as well as quality restaurants and shops, fulfilling the requests of our residents who replied to our community-wide survey in 2011. The goal is to make this 85 acres a destination place on the southern edge of Milwaukee County, and a development that our residents can be proud of.
We'll continue to seek out state and federal grants to improve these sites, lessening the financial burden on our local taxpayers. The Common Council, under my leadership, will continue to be fiscally responsible, maintaining our practice of holding the line on property taxes, while providing the best quality city services in southeastern Wisconsin.
In the tradition of the late Mayor Bolender's monthly "Meet the Mayor" meetings, I will expand that concept to our municipal buildings and departments, local businesses, and some of our other facilities, letting the residents meet and interact with our City staff and to learn more about the role of local government and its relationship with local business.
The City of Oak Creek has tremendous potential, I look forward to getting us started on the path to realizing that...
If you would like to speak with me, I can be reached at 414.335.6330. Or if you prefer to send an e-mail, my address is email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
City of Oak Creek