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.
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