Trimmer BIA withstands
After being rejected in Champlain
In June, a trimmer Hawkesbury
The clean energy economy continues
Township, Eastern Ontario Ready Mix has
Downtown Business Improvement Area
to expand in Glengarry Prescott Russell,
moved a step closer to setting up a new
(BIA) Commission survived another
where more new power-generating
challenge at the annual meeting of the
operations received the green light in
In the spring, Hawkesbury council
organization whose future has been in
approved a zoning by-law amendment
doubt since last fall.
“These projects will create good jobs in
sought by the company which wants to
Cutting its budget and members’ fees by
our community, providepower forhomes
establish its plant on about 28 acres of vacant
about 50 per cent, the current board was re-
andbusinesses andcleanup the air for our
land situated north of County Road 17,
elected by acclamation, but not beforemany
children andgrandchildren. Thiswill also
immediately west of the 17-McGill Street
of the 16 members present criticized the
ensure Ontario continues to be a North
intersection and southeast of a residential
organization for about two hours.
American leader in the clean energy
area. The site is located east of the property at
economy,” said Glengarry-Prescott-
County Roads 17 and 4 where the company
Russell M.P.P. Jean-Marc Lalonde.
had attempted to start an operation last year.
Ontario has the third-largest solar
That plan was stalled when residents
mounted a campaign against the
and New Jersey.
development, arguing that thenoiseanddust
fromthe businesswouldhave a “disastrous”
impact on them.
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