The Chair thanks the gentleman.
At this time, I would like to dispense with the regular order of business to recognize the guests and visitors joining us today. I would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy day to come down to see your government in action. I hope that your stay here today is a pleasurable one, so much so that you come again.
So, again, I want to thank you coming down in this, I guess we're around, 12-degree weather. It shows your interest in government in action. So thank you so much for your participation.
Today we have no presentations, and I know that is really problematic for you, but we will make up for it next week.
The next order of business is communications. The Chair requests that the Sergeant-of-Arms delivers the messages from the Mayor to the Chief Clerk.
Mr. Decker, would you please read those messages from the Mayor.