September 13, 2018
Welcome September, it has been a very interesting month. In just one week we have needed fans and air conditioners and in the same week the opposite of turning on furnaces and woodstoves. Climate change is certainly happening.
Last weekend, Sept. 8, we celebrated the opening of Ode`naang Park in Buckhorn. The name means ‘Heart of the Community’ and it truly is just that. This project has been a special dream for many people and now it has come true. We have so many reasons to celebrate this beautiful waterfront park. The Economic Development Committee has worked very hard to see this plan come to fruition and I have never worked with such an eager committee, they are wonderful. For many years we have watched this property just sit and become unattractive and wondered if we could ever afford to purchase it.
Trent Lakes did manage to purchase it and it is now a park with extra parking for all to enjoy. If you haven’t already visited please check it out the next time you are in Buckhorn. Community Improvement takes time and effort and we are getting there. Thanks to all that have made this dream come true.
The next exciting thing for September and October is the election. You will notice many signs representing all the candidates that are running in Trent Lakes. Please give it a lot of thought before voting. Meet the candidates and ask questions and try to attend at least one of the ‘All candidates meetings’. We have a beautiful municipality so pick the Council that will be progressive, capable, engaged in the work and make us proud and lead us forward.
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