A Message from Mayor Stimpson - December 11
Dec 11th, 2020
It is 7: 30 p.m. on Friday, December 11, and I am writing to give you an update from the City of Mobile.
Today, the Mobile County Health Department reports 22,053 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 244 cases. To review MCHD's detailed report, click here.
Today, Gov. Kay Ivey was in Mobile to help unveil USA Health’s “Fanny Meisler Trauma Center.” This $20 million facility is located on the campus of University Hospital in Mobile, and it will be three times larger than USA’s current trauma center when it officially opens in January.
It will also be the only “Level 1” trauma center on the Gulf coast between New Orleans and Tallahassee. We are truly fortunate to have such fine healthcare resources available to our citizens, but this type of state-of-the-art facility also helps set Mobile apart when recruiting new businesses and industries to our area.
As we returned to normal trash collection operations after picking up hurricane debris, the City of Mobile suspended tickets for non-compliance with trash and garbage ordinances for two weeks. However, beginning Monday, December 14, our team members will once again be issuing regular tickets.
Among other things, this transition means residents will need to put out curbside trash no more than 48 hours before the scheduled pick-up day in their area. The City of Mobile’s other trash collection rules and schedules can be found on the City's website, which you can read through by clicking here.
Our recycling drop-off centers will also be changing their operating hours next week. Beginning Monday, December 14, the recycling drop-off centers at 4851 Museum Drive and 310 Pinehill Drive will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends.
“In Leadership Promises for Every Day,” author J. Maxwell writes that “your integrity is one of the best friends your friends will ever have. When the people around you know that you’re a person of integrity, they know that you want to influence them because of the opportunity to add value to their lives.”
When you’re building a team, no matter what you’re working toward, the best way to get there is by finding teammates who are invested in your shared goal, not themselves. Integrity is most commonly used to mean “honest” or “moral,” but it is also defined as “the state of being whole or undivided.”
When you surround yourself with people of integrity, you’re always on a good team.