August 2021

Mayor's Message by Steve MacDougall

It's hard to believe it's already August and another school year is about to start! As students at Lexington Elementary return to school, work continues to widen North Lake Drive in that area. The new traffic configuration and added lane headed out of town is a continuation of our One-Way Pair project. This is Phase 2 of 3 for traffic improvements in this corridor which will significantly improve traffic flow.

The Gibson Pond is full of water and the park is reopening any day now. If you haven't at least driven by, you are missing out as the new bridge and dam are quite impressive. The park will be a frequented destination and we are glad to finally have it back and even better than ever. The park features a new bridge with fishing piers, a new dock and new picnic shelters. There are plans in the making to restock the pond with fish which we are very excited about.

Work will begin in the near future on the new walking trail which will be located around the Old Mill Pond. It will be one-mile long and lighted. This is the next new area the whole family can enjoy in the downtown area.

Events continue at Icehouse Amphitheater. For the Love of Hopes Craft Beer Festival is on Saturday, August 21. There will be food, beer & live music from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and tickets are $30 in advance. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets. Then the fall concert series will start September 9 and will continue each Thursday through October 7 at the Amphitheater. The concerts are free and start at 6:30pm.

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you all at upcoming events.