According to the calendar, the fall season is officially upon us. September is ending and October will bring shorter days and cooler weather patterns to the area. In non-tropical areas, these conditions have a great influence on plant growth and behavior. Plants are able to sense seasonal changes. Although we detect the change of seasons by the change in temperature, this is not the way plants know the seasons are changing. Plants determine the time of year or season by sensing the changes in night length.
Even before Mayor Ronny Walker settled into City Hall, he was dealing with utility issues.
On Dec. 13, 2014, about three weeks before Walker took office, the city’s computer systems crashed, causing the loss of about six weeks of utility billing data. For almost two months after Walker took office on Jan. 1, 2015, officials wrestled with the crash that resulted in delayed billing to a number of customers.