A Message from the Mayor
Posted August 6, 2020
Good morning everyone, here is a brief update.
I reviewed the damage in Kinmount yesterday and can only be so grateful that lives weren’t lost. The response of our emergency crews led by Ivan Coombs in opening roads, etc., is to be commended in helping the City of the Kawartha Lakes.
Trees will eventually grow back but the landscape will be forever changed and in driving past houses which had been damaged, the look on people’s faces, is still shock.
On another topic. We are holding our own against the coronavirus, but I can’t stress too much the need to continue hand washing and please, please, please wear your face mask, and use it properly. It is very easy to look at Toronto and Windsor and pat ourselves on the back, but we are a mobile population and we don’t want to lock back down again because we don’t think it can get to us! Just look around the world.
I hope everyone has had a safe summer so far, and our council meetings are slowly getting back to a little bit of normal. Many thanks to our staff in all departments who have worked through this pandemic. Lastly, but not least, we’re all in this together and every life is valuable. Take a moment to smile or welcome someone you have not seen before. It is amazing how your eyes can communicate a smile even while we are wearing a mask. Be well.
Mayor Janet Clarkson