‘Shop South Glen­garry’ promo

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BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL

Staff South Glen­garry coun­cil has opted for a three-pronged at­tack to ad­dress on­go­ing park­ing is­sues on Lan­caster’s main street.

The plan – en­dorsed by coun­cil Novem­ber 5 – calls for de­vel­op­ment of a down­town/main street town­ship’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer and tourism pro­mo­tions co­or­di­na­tor, told fol­low­ing the coun­cil meet­ing.

“Over­all, it was a very pos­i­tive pre­sen­ta­tion with lots of great feed­back and com­ments.”

Then-coun­cil­lor Trevor Bougie brought the park­ing is­sue to coun- that ad­min­is­tra­tion had dis­cussed the prob­lem.

Ac­cord­ing to a staff re­port pre­pared by Mrs. Baggs for that meet­ing, the de­vel­op­ment of a new “Shop South Glen­garry” brand, and ac­com­pa­ny­ing sig­nage along Mil­i­tary Road “in­di­cat­ing com­pli­men­tary park­ing” will be among the pri­or­i­ties of the park­ing im­prove­ment project.

The num­ber of signs re­quired has yet to be de­ter­mined, but Mrs. Baggs has es­ti­mated that each sign and por­ta­ble base would cost ap­prox­i­mately $100.

In ad­di­tion, the town­ship, along with the United Coun­ties of Stor­mont, Dun­das and Glen­garry, will work to­gether to have park­ing lines painted in the ap­pro­pri­ate ar­eas in the spring/sum­mer of 2019. Ad­min­is­tra­tion will also cre­ate and dis­trib­ute a flyer “in­di­cat­ing the im­por­tance of avail­able cus­tomer park­ing along the main street and al­ter­na­tive op­tions for em­ploy­ers and their staff,” once the brand­ing ini­tia­tive is com­plete.

Town­ship takes three-pronged ap­proach to Lan­caster park­ing prob­lems

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