Town Commissioner Lentz reflects on time with Montreat Town Council

Ezra Maille
Black Mountain News
Town Commissioner Alice Lentz discussed her time with the Montreat Town Council after announcing her resignation at the regular council meeting on Nov. 11.

Town Commissioner Alice Lentz reflected on her time serving on the Montreat Town Council after announcing her resignation at the regular council meeting on Nov. 11. 

"With this letter, I resign my position with the town of Montreat, effective Dec. 9," Lentz read from her letter of resignation. "At that point, I will have fulfilled my four year term."

Lentz was elected in November 2017. Although having lived full time in Montreat for only two years, Lentz felt she had support to offer.

Lentz completed, or put into motion all four of the goals and projects she discussed in the platform on which she ran. The goals consisted of continuing the forward movement of the Town Council, help the new Town Hall be built and opened, updating town ordinances — the zoning ordinance was completed with "others in the works" — and help getting the Texas Road bridge built.

While the bridge has not yet been completed, Lentz said funds have been allocated in the current year budget for the project. 

Lentz said she enjoyed working closely with the other commissioners, even when they didn't always agree. The challenges she faced came in the form of "not being able to accomplish all that I had hoped and that residents would like to see." 

Lentz said she hopes to focus more on her family, herself and hiking. She said the six years she's lived in Montreat have been intense, and she looks forward to settling down and enjoying her home. 

"This is such a beautiful and beloved community, which I have known all my life," Lentz said.