Many residents had questions at the Borough of Lennoxville’s last council meeting, held on November 26th. Wendy Durrant questioned the extra-wide sidewalk that was installed in front of the AFT plant and was told that it was installed to slow down speeders and that it was to be used by pedestrians and cyclists. Bruce Durrant asked that a “no parking” sign be installed in front of the AFT plant so that trucks would stop parking there. His request will be followed up. Alfred Whittier complained about motorists speeding on Champigny Street and mentioned to council that the asphalt, especially on Willowdale Street, was damaged during the recent construction work done in the Marjorie-Donald sector. This too will be followed up. Karl Hunting asked when the report on the heritage value of the Hunting Dam would be translated into English, learning that it will be done before the end of the year. He also inquired about the bad condition of Glenday Road and if the zoning will allow for the development of the Student Village project on Conley Street. Borough president David Price answered that the project will be given further consideration when the revised Land use and Development Plans for Sherbrooke come into force. Mr. Hunting also asked for new developments regarding the former Korvette store and the Familiprix construction, learning that the owner of the former Korvette store will appear before the court and that the construction of the Familiprix should begin May 1st.
The city will proceed with the installation of an ice rink on the Lennoxville Elementary School field which will serve citizens and the students of both elementary schools.
The council passed a resolution to recommend to the Sherbrooke municipal council to reinforce bilingual municipal services to the citizens of Lennoxville as well as a resolution recommending that the signage in parks and green spaces be bilingual.