Gae­tan’s gets new, fixed base

The Glengarry News - - News - BY AN­GELA BROWN News Staff

Gae­tan’s Chip Stand will switch from its mo­bile food truck to a new semi-per­ma­nent trailer at its lo­ca­tion on Main Street South in Alexan­dria.

North Glen­garry coun­cil agreed to the com­pany’s re­quest to in­stall a new trailer and nat­u­ral gas ser­vice at 59 Main St. S., while re­new­ing the five-year lease on the space it uses in a mu­nic­i­pal park­ing lot.

Coun. Michel Depratto was the only coun­cil­lor op­posed. Coun­cil­lors Jac­ques Massie and Jeff Man­ley were ab­sent from the meet­ing.

Mr. Depratto said he was also against the other chip stand op­er­at­ing from a trailer at the north end of town, too.

“There is noth­ing wrong with the chip stand but there is some­thing wrong with it be­ing there all the time,” he said.

The coun­cil­lor added the bright yel­low colour of the Gae­tan’s unit will clash with the town­ship’s new soft grey and neu­tral tones the Com­mu­nity Im­prove­ment Plan (CIP) com­mit­tee is pro­mot­ing for down­town busi­nesses. Since the new unit will be con­nected to a nat­u­ral gas line, Gae­tan’s owner Terry Sauvé noted the trailer could not be moved ev­ery day, how­ever it could be re­lo­cated if re­quired. Some coun­cil­lors pointed out there isn’t a prob­lem with the chip stand be­ing at the same lo­ca­tion overnight be­cause there isn’t much traf­fic in Alexan­dria late in the evenings, and res­i­dents likely wouldn’t no­tice it’s there. Coun. Carma Wil­liams asked Gae­tan’s to ar­range for snow re­moval. CAO Daniel Gagnon re­lated the busi­ness’s lease is due for re­newal in Jan­uary 2017 but the town­ship will in­stead start a new lease in Septem­ber, in­cor­po­rat­ing the changes coun­cil ap­proved at the meet­ing. The rent is $6,000 per year.

Mr. Gagnon in­di­cated the town­ship will en­sure the new trailer meets provin­cial and fed­eral reg­u­la­tions and that the sig­nage and the lo­ca­tion of the unit meet the goal of “beau­ti­fy­ing” Main Street as part of the CIP plan. Mr. Sauvé pointed out in his pro­posal Gae­tan’s is “an in­sti­tu­tion” in the com­mu­nity and is a pop­u­lar, busy op­er­a­tion for take-away food.

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