Len­noxville News – Or­ange cones this sum­mer

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

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.

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