How nice to sit and read the local newspaper surrounded by some warm spring weather for a change. I thought I would never be able to stop wearing my snow boots and toque.
Last week’s paper featured an article about Matt Prete who is the latest candidate for mayor in next fall’s election. His take on local affairs, both past and present was refreshingly straightforward and candid.
The current mayor and council have done a great job in many areas and are to be commended. Certain issues both past and present, however, need a fresh point of view. From now until the next election is an excellent opportunity to articulate these new views.
Another well written article by the editor, complete with pictures, gave up-to-date information about a new lighthouse to be built in front of the marina on a publicly dedicated waterfront park space.
There is $100,000 sitting in town coffers from the old downtown revitalization account that could be put toward this purpose.
The town should also negotiate an ongoing maximum $20 fee for people to launch boats at the marina. If the new marina developers want to gouge more than this to dissuade public usage, tell them the new lighthouse could be very large and may block their condo views.
This deal would be fair all around and in keeping with the promises that the mayor and council made about marina access in the past. Get this agreement in writing before the lake thaws out!