City of Sparta Administrator Brad Hennessee says the city is doing well and has a lot to be proud of as this year 2020 came to a close.
“I am writing you today with a tremendous sense of pride. From my perspective, the city of Sparta is doing well,” Hennessee told the city’s mayor and aldermen in a formal letter he presented to them at the year’s final board meeting held on Dec. 17, 2020.
Hennessee commended the board, along with the city staff, for their years of focus on the fundamentals of the city’s financial strength. “
Hennessee said the city continues to provide essential services to the city of Sparta, while remaining committed to low taxes, low debt, and strong financial management. He noted that over the past months there had been some quarantines of city employees causing some shifting of personnel and priorities, but there had been no employees having to work from home or disruptions of any of the city services available to residents and businesses.
“The city of Sparta employees should be complimented for the manner in which they have maintained their daily responsibilities as well as an aggressive project schedule during this past year,” Hennessee said and then went on to list some of 2020’s major accomplishments and completed projects across the city’s departments.
“Sparta’s fiscal stability has proven critically important as we have dealt with the economic challenges and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus,” Hennessee stated, reiterating how proud he is of all the managers, employees, and board members who are committed to the success of the city. “Sparta is well positioned for the future.”