Lots of great improvements were made to Lockwood this year, including the new stage and the basketball court. The court took three kicks to get it right! After the court was finished to our specs, a keen basketball player suggested adding another 7′ to its length creating a full half court. We agreed and he volunteered to do the concrete pad. Amazing. This past week the final work was completed when the fence was built. Thank you Josh Doornekamp, Frank Huth, Joel Kimmel and the rest of the 2014-2018 Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and Public Works Supervisor Peter Evans.
Remember, no tax dollars have been used for the improvements to the park. Lockwood Foundation gave a generous grant 4 years ago that required matching dollars to be fund raised by the Village. And the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and others did it! Fantastic Team! Thank you.
On Monday evening, the last Council Meeting was held with the current members of Westport’s Council. The four years has been a blur and passed by so quickly. We accomplished many of our goals, including replacing the old Snowfluent waste water system with a more efficient and effective system. New businesses have settled into the Village and house sales are moving much better than in past years.
I would like to recognize those members of Council who are not returning for the next term. Councillor Gerald Schwinghamer has brought your concerns regularly to the Council Chamber. He has been the best prepared for meetings, taking a fair bit of friendly joking by his colleagues over the number of “yellow stickies” poking out from his Council agenda. Your efforts – and your sense of humour – will be missed Gerald.
Councillor Frank Huth has worked tirelessly these past four years as Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee, which also included Friends of the Arena (FOTA). You only need to look at photos of the arena and Lockwood Park then (2015) and now to recognize just what an impact Frank has made, leading two different teams of volunteers to accomplish so much. The work will continue on the foundation that you have begun Frank.
Councillor Mark Parliament has set a new course in his life. Congratulations on your recent marriage, Mark, and best wishes for your baby daughter who is expected to arrive in the next month.
The new Council of Jacky Brady, Barry Card, Rob Roberts and Melissa Sullivan will be sworn in on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. Please consider joining us at Town Hall for the inaugural meeting.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 9195 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What a fabulous day in the Harbour. Over 40 beautiful, well cared for antique boats filled our docks today and gave lots of thrills and jogged memories of other summers at the lake. Hundreds of people wandered about the harbour today, enjoying the best of what summer has to offer. Well … at least until the thunderstorms cut the show a little short. Here are some photos of the boats and the Village BBQ team – Councillors Huth and Schwinghamer, Rob Roberts and Rick Bonner. Thank you everyone!