November 01, 2018
Thirty days to go and my last Mayor’s message….
I would like to dedicate my final message to the staff at Trent Lakes. You have all made my term of office a wonderful experience… productive, enjoyable, and memorable. We had jobs to do and you made the wheels of productivity take place. Tasks were done in a timely fashion with smiles, efficiency, accuracy, loyalty, and with respect. Sometimes I wonder if you really know your worth and how beneficial you are to the Municipality. Cheers to the Administration Staff!
The employees at our transfer stations work in all conditions, even in lousy weather like rain, sleet, snow, and extreme heat and cold but still, they continue with the task at hand.
The Parks and Recreation Department did their magic on our parks and community centre lawns and they look the best ever. I’ve seen parks with little rock gardens and planted with perennials. This is going above and beyond because you take pride in your beautification work.
The Roads Department is always there when our many roads need to be plowed, and more often than not, snowstorms happen on the weekends. The rest of us may be enjoying family time but they are called out on the worst nights when we wouldn’t think of leaving our homes.
Last but certainly not least is our Fire Department, the people that keep us safe. What a fine group of people that train regularly to be such a benefit to our safety. We can sleep soundly because of you…thank you.
In closing, a huge thanks for the experience of being your Mayor for the 2014-2018 term and the Harvey Ward councillor for a total of 20 years. It has been an honour and privilege to work for 24 years for such an amazing Municipality.
Looking forward to retirement with wonderful memories of all of you.
My favorite message to my council for the last four years is this:
Do the right thing, NOT the political thing.
Proud Mayor of Trent Lakes
Copy of Mayor Matthews’ Inagural Speech