Dear Vecinos and Community Members:
From the beginning of my administration, my goal for Akumal Norte has been to achieve the completion of our community infrastructures. This week was a giant step forward. On Tuesday it was my privilege to host a visit from Romi Dzul Caamal, Presidenta of Tulum and Irán Beltrán Chan, Delegado of Akumal. They came to see the solar street lights that have been installed so far. After seeing the street lights, the Presidenta wants to bring solar powered lights to areas in Tulum.
We had a chance to discuss the achievements of Vecinos in Akumal Norte so far. As part of our relationship she has committed to manning a police casita in the park adjacent to Casa Gatos. All permits needed for this project will be given without cost. She is very willing to help with other projects such as the recycling program. We will meet with her and her Directors at a breakfast meeting at Casa Gatos to map out projects we need help with. Her enthusiasm for Vecinos and the owner membership and our achievements so far was very evident as the meeting went on.
Currently both in Akumal Norte and Akumal Pueblo, surveyors are busy laying out the plan by CAPA for our new central sewer system. The competed plan should be ready for my signature by the first of January. We are hoping this will mean shovels in the ground starting May 1st. The plan includes enlarging the treatment plant in Akumal Pueblo and a pumping station on land contributed by an owner on the mangrove side of the road. This program is not only required by the federal government, but will prove to be a great step forward in reducing the pollution in Half Moon Bay and YalKu Lagoon. As these plans move forward, I will give you updates and details.
In addition, I’m in contact with Marguerite Kirk, chairperson of the Mayan Garden Club, to discuss a project to help the citizens of the pueblo with the beautification of the median in the main street of the town.
I’m very excited about this week because Vecinos and Akumal Norte are truly in the news and developing relationships with all levels of government. We have received invitations to work with state, local and, in some cases, federal representatives. These relationships are now and in the future important for us to remain a community moving forward.
Last but not least, we still need donations to complete the street light program. So many of you have written me expressing what a difference the lights are making. PLEASE, help complete this project, We need 20 more lights. In that vein, here is our donation form – your president needs you.
Please check out the article in AkumalNow about the event; it was also in the local Spanish language press.
As always, I hope you are happy with our accomplishments so far and I thank you for your continued support.
Roy Daniel Freeman, President