Lennoxville News – Orange cones this summer
Property taxes in Sherbrooke went up an average of 4.77 %. One reason for the increase is that the value of land serviced by the City of Sherbrooke just about doubled following the latest property evaluations. “Some people have complained but when evaluations go up, the evaluations have been done by a private company approved by the provincial government. The garbage and water bills remained about the same,” said Lennoxville Borough president David Price.
Three or four streets in Lennoxville will be fixed up this year, some getting repaved while others will have their water and sewer infrastructure replaced as well. “We got a little behind last year so there will be a lot of fluorescent cones around Lennoxville this summer,” said Mr. Price. A few new buildings will be going up in the student village and four or five new houses will be built in the Borough.
The building at the swimming pool will be replaced this year and a low cost housing project for young people with special needs will be built on College Street on land donated by the City of Sherbrooke. Called “Mon Shack”, the service will provide much-needed bilingual services to young people in the region. Another big project may be announced soon for the Huntingville area.
The bike trail in Lennoxville is still closed after the landslide of dirt from the highway 410 project near the 108/143. According to Mr. Price, the landslide was made up of dirt that was being stored for the elongation of the 410. “The MTQ will clear the dirt off the bike trail before spring,” he mentioned.
Mr. Price, who is the vice-president of the Sherbrooke Airport Committee, is hopeful the Sherbrooke Airport file will move along with the new Liberal government. “Finally with the new government we have someone we can talk to. It’s very seriously on the move now. I’m thrilled to have Marie-Claude to work with; it’s like the difference between night and day. And now we have a Junior Minister with Quebec,” concluded Mr. Price.