During the Hildale City Council meeting on June 13, 2017, a young man approached the council to ask that they paint a crosswalk in front of the Water Canyon School before the school year started. Preston Nicol, age 10, expressed safety concerns and appealed to the council to paint a crosswalk.
Hildale City responded by painting all the crosswalks within the Water Canyon School area, not just the main one that Preston requested. When asked how he felt about the crosswalks, he said, “I am glad they did them and surprised they did more than one.” When asked whether he was nervous about addressing the City Council, he replied, “I was 25% nervous, but the rest was confidence.”
This is a great example of how we can all work together to make our community a better place. It requires participation and a little bit of “confidence” to make a community run. Although the city has had a reputation for not being responsive to the needs of all its citizens, this action was an excellent gesture by the city and a great civic example set by Preston.
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