City approves Muslim cemetery
The City of Sherbrooke has authorized the sale of land next to the Saint-michel Cemetery in Pin-solitaire District to the Estrie Islamic Cultural Association.
The City’s Executive Committee authorized the conditional sale of part of Lot 1 329 322 located on Désaulniers St. to the Association for the creation of the first Muslim cemetery in Sherbrooke.
The sale concerns a land area of 2,793 m2 on a lot of 66,591 m2 which represents 4 per cent of the total area. The sale price was set at $69,800, taking into account the location of the land outside developed sectors having no sewer system.
The sale is conditional upon obtaining the required authorizations under the Non-catholic Cemeteries Act. It was also agreed that the Islamic Cultural Association would assume all the costs related to the sale and studies required by the various departments.