The City of Davenport Lost A Good Man....
I heard sad news this morning, that long time Davenport citizen Bill Holgersen died Wednesday. Bill loved Davenport. Until recently, Bill lived at the corner of Elm & Jersey Ridge and ran at least twice for the 5th ward aldermanic seat. I believe Bill has served on the ZBA commission for over a decade and his death was unexpected.
Bill & his wife Shirley moved about a year ago to a smaller home without the big terraces, and smack dab in the 6th ward. It had been rumored Bill was considering a run for the 6th ward seat next year.
Bill was a big man with a big heart. He took his responsibilities seriuosly on the ZBA. It was typical for Bill to be walking in someones back yard, trying to figure out if a 2' variance into a setback would have any negative impact on the neighbor next door.
My prayers to Shirley and family. He was a really neat guy and will be missed by many.
* Quick update on changes to the blog. Blogger has a new version which allows additional features I want to utilize. I had hoped the conversion would be completed before Thanksgiving. Obviously, they have over promised and under delivered. So I will continue as-is, but look forward to the new features soon.