Lennoxville Council News
There were many questions from citizens at Lennoxville’s last monthly council meeting held on May 27th. A resident on Charles-Lennox Street complained of a “nauseating odor”
coming from the sewer at the corner of CharlesLennox and Robert Peel Streets every night and of a sewer backing up at her residence. She said that the City denies responsibility in the file and that city employees did carry out repairs which were insufficient. Another resident of Charles-Lennox Street confirmed her complaints.
Another resident asked for follow-up on the demolition of the buildings at 152 Queen Street and the future construction project. Borough president David Price answered that the owners want more time to plan because the construction project that was already approved by the council is now too expensive for them to proceed with, therefore, the demolition of the buildings will also be delayed.
A resident asked whether Conley Street zoning had been modified in the new Land Use and Development Plan of the City and was told that Conley Street has been designated as a student area. This plan has to be approved by the provincial government.
When asked about a Borough parking plan during the Canada Games, Mr. Price said there would be designated parking areas and shuttle service. A request was made that the City of Sherbrooke intervenes in a matter concerning the sale of cars parked on a lot on Queen Street.
Another Conley Street resident reported that the tranquility of her street has been disturbed following the construction of three apartment buildings for students. She also mentioned that there were not enough parking spaces for the students and that this situation will worsen in the fall. She was told that a request for a speed bump has been made and that she should call the police when required.
Resolutions for financial contributions to local organizations were adopted: $2,100 for the Lennoxville Curling Club; $1,602 for the ANAF Veterans of Canada; $8,670 for the Lennoxville Youth center.
Getting ready for Townshippers’ Day, being held this year at Bishop’s College School, the council authorized technical support with a value of $1,230 for barricades, chairs, tables and the installation of a large tent, financial assistance of $500, and the council recommends to the Executive Committee to grant $4000 towards the event.
Two grants of $250 each were authorized for the D-Day Ceremony on June 2nd and for the Korean War Commemoration on July 28th.
At the end of the meeting, councillor William Smith announced that, after sixteen years, he would be retiring from municipal politics at the end of his mandate.