CIP re­vealed

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BY AN­GELA BROWN

Staff North Glen­garry res­i­dents con­sid­er­ing an upgrade to their build­ing fa­cades and land­scapes will want to at­tend the un­veil­ing of North Glen­garry’s new Com­mu­nity Im­prove­ment Plan to­day ( Fe­bru­ary 3) and to­mor­row.

Pub­lic meet­ings will be held Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 3 at 7 p.m. at Sand­field Cen­tre in Alexan­dria and Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 4 at 7 p.m. at Maxville and District Sports Com­plex on Fair Street. The draft plan is also avail­able on the town­ship’s web­site.

At its last meet­ing, coun­cil re­viewed the CIP, a five-year pro­ject that of­fers grants to prop­erty own­ers who want to im­prove their prop­er­ties. The first phase (years 1 and 2) of the pro­gram is for own­ers of prop- er­ties on Main Street in Alexan­dria and Maxville. Year 3 in­volves com­mer­cial prop­er­ties in com­mu­ni­ties, such as Glen Robert­son and Dalkeith, and the third phase (years 4 and 5) is for other com­mer­cial prop­er­ties, in­dus­trial land, and her­itage build­ings in other parts of North Glen­garry.

The town­ship wants to of­fi­cially adopt the CIP plan at coun­cil Fe­bru­ary 8 so the plan will be in place in early March. A sum of $50,000 has been set aside in the 2016 bud­get for grants. Coun. Carma Wil­liams said at the Maxville meet­ing, the 125th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion logo will also be un­veiled.

The June 11 cel­e­bra­tions or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee is still look­ing for more vol­un­teers. Any­one in­ter­ested in help­ing can con­tact Ms. Wil­liams at 613527-1438.

MAR­GARET CALDBICK PHOTO

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