City ap­proves Mus­lim ceme­tery

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - Record Staff

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.

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