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Fountain is history
A familiar fixture at Hawkesbury’s
council saw fit this week to have the
Could a one-way Main be one way of
than have it repaired. The expense is
revitalizing Hawkesbury’s downtown
not included in the $100,000 budget
set aside for renovations to the
Some town council members think so.
Council has supported a suggestion by
building official Jean-Claude Miner.
Councillor Michel Beaulne that the
municipality look at the feasibility of
Installed about 35 years ago, the
converting the main drag into a one-way
cement pond has been deteriorating
over the years. “We have to sacrifice
The change might help stem the flow of
the pool,” remarked Mayor René
businesses to County Road 17, said Beaulne
at Monday’s council meeting. “We have to
the pond was a popular spot for
be proactive and not wait until there is
nobody left on the main street,” he told
Councillor Michel Thibodeau concurred
with Beaulne. The Downtown Business
Improvement Area Commission has
already discussed the notion, allowed
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Thibodeau, who represents the town on the
Councillor Marc Tourangeau observed
that a wider Main would pave the way for
more attractions, such as more patios.
Councillor Johanne Portelance noted
that it is time the downtown developed a
newvocation in response to the burgeoning
commercial sector south of town.
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A dispute over Hawkesbury’s
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proposed curbs on drive-through
restaurant services appears to be headed
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for a settlement.
The town’s new zoning by-law that
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was adopted in February has been
challenged by a group of restaurant
operators who got steamed over clauses
dealing with take-out windows.
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The land-use regulation has been
placed on the back burner pending a
negotiated resolution between lawyers
representing the town and restaurant
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Talks aimed at ending the argument are
progressing well, says town planner
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Manon Belle-Isle. A settlement is expected
to be ratified by the Ontario Municipal
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Board by the end of June.
The by-law has been challenged by the
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Services of Canada and McDonald’s
Restaurants of Canada Limited.
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If all goes as planned, the town of
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Hawkesbury will have hired a new
administrator before the end of summer.
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The town expects to advertise the post
by mid-June and to begin interviewing
candidates in July, says Mayor René
Berthiaume. “We hope to have a new DG
hired by August,” adds Berthiaume.
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been vacant since late May when
Normand Beaulieu left the job he had
held since 2007.
In the interim, clerkChristineGroulx is
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serving as administrator and chief
accountant Francine Tessier is serving as
Beaulieu had succeeded Martin
Bonhomme after working three years as
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administrator-treasurer in Casselman.
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Before accepting the Casselman post,
Beaulieu had worked as clerk-treasurer
in Hawkesbury for a period of six years.
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