Middletown mayor to address challenges, resident responses during State of the City

Middletown Mayor Nicole Condrey will deliver the State of the City after tonight's city council meeting. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

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Middletown Mayor Nicole Condrey will deliver the State of the City after tonight's city council meeting. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

Middletown Mayor Nicole Condrey is expected to discuss the challenges facing the city and how residents are responding during tonight’s State of the City address.

Condrey will speak after the city council meeting that starts at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers in the lower level of the City Building. She expects the address to last about one hour.

She said Middletown’s challenges “are not unique.”

The difference lies in how the residents “perceive the challenges and choose to overcome them,” she said in the draft of her speech.

“Your continued engagement and attendance at council meetings, asking the tough questions, giving support when founded, and providing your input, are encouraged,” she said.

Condrey said council members Tal Moon and Monica Nenni will be joined in January by newly-elected council members Zack Ferrell and Rodney Muterspaw. She said the five council members “want to engage with you and hear your dreams and desires for Middletown.”

Condrey, elected two years ago, promised to “continue to do the right things for the right reasons.”

The “Person of the Year” in the city is its citizens for their overwhelming support in November 2020 of the city’s extensive paving project, funded by a 1/4 of 1%, 10-year income tax levy, she said.

Middletown is in process of paving one-third of its streets, totaling more than $51M after state funds and routine paving.

She also said more than 100 Middletown citizens volunteered and served on boards and commissions to advise city council and city staff.

She also is expected to announce the winner of the Robert “Sonny” Hill Jr. Humanitarian Award, named in honor of the former city commissioner.

Chris Urso, president of the Middletown Board of Education, will give an update on the school system.

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