South Glengarry is moving ahead with the introduction of a Community Improvement Plan which is designed to spruce up properties throughout the municipality.
Township council has approved a bylaw to implement the CIP “to encourage the rehabilitation and improvement of private lands and buildings” in the township.
Like the one adopted in North Glengarry, the CIP provides eligible property owners financial incentives to improve the appearance of their lands and buildings in accordance with guidelines adopted by the municipality.
The CIP will be put in place if no objections are filed by the September 25 deadline to register an appeal.
The first phase of the CIP, to be carried out from 2018 to 2020, would target designated areas in Lancaster, South Lancaster, Williamstown, Martintown and Green Valley and commercial and residential structures fronting on the main streets.
In Phase 2, from 2020 to 2022, buildings in Glen Walter, North Lancaster, Bainsville and Glen Norman would be upgraded.
The third phase, from 2022 to 2024, would entail public art and internal upgrades.