Len­noxville Coun­cil News

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

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.

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