Welcome to 2017! I hope it’s gotten off to a great start for you, and that the holidays brought you much joy and happiness.
As you begin putting away the seasonal décor and taking those remaining cookies and other goodies to work in the hopes that someone other than yourself will consume them, it’s time to start thinking about promises – and I’ll bet you think you know where this is leading, don’t you?
Well, yes and no.
The word “resolution” as a noun has at least seven different uses, but the one we concentrate on most at this time of the year is “the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method, procedure, etc.”
Not surprisingly, weight loss is usually at the top of that list.
“Resolution” is also a formal expression of intention made by a formal organization.
As a non-profit corporation, Texas811 has a formal intent and purpose in our papers of incorporation. Here it is:
Texas Excavation Safety Systems (TESS) was incorporated as non-profit, duration perpetual, on January 9, 1984.
- Minimize the risk of death, injury and damage; loss or curtailment of services vital to public health and safety; and damage to underground facilities.
- Give notice to members of the Corporation of proposed excavation before such excavation actually commences, and
- Furnish to requesting parties information about the members who have underground facilities in the vicinity of the scheduled excavation.
In the years since that statement was written, we’ve grown to over 1,600 members taking almost 3 million incoming locate requests annually.
Our expression of intention to you continues to be one of providing you the best 811 service in the state of Texas; having the most highly trained and efficient agents in the industry; constantly providing continuing education and information about underground safety; staying ahead of the latest technological curves and. most importantly, being there when you need us, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
That’s our continuing resolution to you for 2017.
Sadly, you’re on your own for weight loss.
Until next week, safe digging!
By Scott Finley