Looking for ways to reach city residents, the Hull City Council recently discussed printing a quarterly newsletter to keep residents more informed and involved.
“We last spoke of ways we could better promote the city through a newsletter,” said Mayor Paul Elkins. “So I’d like to hear some ideas of what everyone’s got in mind.”
Councilman Wayne Melton said a newsletter could be useful for citizens.
“First and foremost we need something that will make them want to hold on to the newsletter once they get it, like important dates and events that are coming up and going on in our town,” he said.
Paige Phillips listed numerous ways in which the letter could be of further value.
“We could also include fire safety tips from the fire department, a note from the mayor or even highlight a prominent business that’s within the city each quarter,” she said.
Mayor Elkins raised question of its delivery.
“How exactly are we planning on distributing the letter?” he asked.
Becky Elkins informed the council of a possible mailing list.
“We can use the voters list to reach the registered voters we have within the city,” she said.
Mayor Elkins said the list won’t include the ability to reach all residents.
“The voters list won’t allow us to reach all of our residents though,” said Elkins.
Councilman Elkins offered what she believed to be a solution.
“We can send it out to the registered voters to begin with, and then have places around the city where other residents can pick them up,” she said. “Then if they want to be put onto the mailing list they can call us to receive it in the future.”
Mayor Elkins made a final comment on the matter.
“I like what we’ve got so far,” he said. “By December, I would like to have all of our ideas drafted out and we’ll fine tune it from there.”