A NOTE FROM THE MAYOR…
As our theme says, we are a city on the move. We are striving to continue to move the city forward as did the Mayors and Councils in the past. I want to take a moment to recognize the former Mayors of the City of Walthourville, Past Mayor Lyndol Anderson, Walthourville’s first mayor, Past Mayor Carrie Kent, Walthourville’s first African American mayor, and Past Mayor Henry Frasier, Sr. ,Walthourville’s first male mayor. We are grateful to them for their efforts in moving this city forward. I am pleased to announce to you that this Mayor and Council have started where they left off. This past year has been filled with accomplishments. Our former Mayors desired the city to have its own police department. On March 2, 2009, Walthourville Police Department became a reality. The police department is housed in the old Walthourville city hall building. We commend our first Chief of Police, Terry Harget for his excellence and diligence in keeping the department afloat. On September 1, 2009 we passed our 6 month threshold and we are still moving while improving.
Under the police department umbrella is the newly formed Walthourville Senior Organization. They too are “Always Moving While Improving. These seasoned young people walk on Tuesday through Friday mornings at 7:00 a.m., also at the Hillery Park. In addition, they assist the youth organization wherever they can. The senior president, Mr. Frank Clark invites all seniors in the Walthourville community to join the seniors for their monthly meetings which are held at the Baconton Missionary Baptist Church. Just for fun, they meet for bingo once monthly at the Walthourville Police Department in the city council meeting chambers. You are welcome to join them in all of these activities.
Senior Citizen President-Frank Clark. Bingo is held twice a month, on the first Saturday @ 6:30 PM, and the third Friday @ 6:30 PM. Senior Citizens meetings are held every third Thursday @ 12 noon.
Just so you know, we also have our own city court. The city judge is Judge Robert Pirkle. We strive to operate fairly and legally. We welcome your comments on how we can improve. It is with great pleasure that I announce that we have moved into our new city hall. We welcome you to visit us and to take a tour of the beautiful white building located at 222 Busbee Road, next to the Walthourville Volunteer Fire Department. Former mayor, Henry Frasier, desired to have a new city hall building and this mayor and council worked diligently to make his desire a reality. This building houses the office of the Mayor, the City Clerk the Business license clerk, and customer service. Since we have 2 floors, we have an elevator to make the building handicap accessible. We also have a drive-up window.
Regular hours for the drive up window are 5th through the 25th of each month, 10:00am – 1:00pm, and 4:00pm – 5:00pm.Construction has started on Phase 3 of our sewer project. In our endeavors to keep on moving as we are improving, we desire to complete the Johnnie Fraiser Park by adding bathrooms and a walking trail. We also want to build a community center and senior center on Shaw Road across from the Johnnie Fraiser Park. We solicit your prayers and support to bring this to pass. We thank you for the opportunity to serve you and look forward to hearing from you with your suggestions and ideas on how we can make Walthourville a better place to live.
Daisy S. Pray, May