649 Second St. East, Cornwall ON Office: 613 938-8100

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Avonmore • $65,000

Cornwall • $149,900

Photo by Greg Kielec Key members of Cornwall’s Waterfront Develpment Committee, which has been pushed to build a condo on the parking lot east of the Cornwall Civic Complex, are pic- tured during a meeting in April. Pictured clockwise, from top right, are Keith Fisher, Therese Guay of the planning department, Eric Lang; Vice-chair Guy Menard, Roy Perkins, city planner Stephen Alexander and (partially obstructed) Chairwoman Lee Cassidy. Condos on thin ice? Public rails against waterfront park proposal

Whyrentwhenyoucanown? 3-bedroom home available, close to all amenities and quick, 45 min. commute to Ottawa. 3296 MAIN ST.

Convenient centre-town location. 3-bedroom move-in ready home has lots of room for a growing family, open concept working kitchen w/large dining area, and main floor laundry. Largebackdeck for familybarbecuesandoversizedbackyard full of floweringshrubsand fruit trees.Allnewappliances included. 239 EIGHTH ST. E.

Bernadette Atchison Sales representative Dir 613 551-7579

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Cornwall • $199,000

Extra large 3-bedroom with in-law suite. All above-ground, no basement. Large yard, lots of parking. Gas heat and 200 AMP. Attached garage. A must see ! 420 PATRICK

5-bedroom house with master bedroom & ensuite on the main floor. Large eat-in kitchen with island, hardwood floors on both floors and large garage. ST. RAPHEL’S 20067 COUNTY RD. 18

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in an email to The Journal. Councillor Glen Grant, who also sits on the waterfront committee, said meeting appears to have driven the final nail in the coffin of the condo proposal. “Based on the meeting, I would say yes, it’s not going to happen,” he told The Journal Friday. But the overwhelming opposition during the public sessions were no surprise, “just from the public opinions given to me prior to the meeting,” he said." It was pretty well what I thought it was going to be,” he said.

By Greg Kielec

It appears a proposal to build condo- miniums on a parking lot east of the Cornwall Civic Complex is dead in the water. About 300 people showed up for two public consultation sessions at the civic complex last Tuesday to discuss the plan, and the majority of them were not im- pressed. The session was proposed late last year after the city’s Waterfront Development Committee ap-

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Loch Garry • $699,900

S. Glengarry • $329,000

Spectacular waterfront home with a world of opportunities: B&B, home based business, retreat, wedding venue, etc. 3500 LAKESHORE RD.

Large maintenance-free bungalow on beautifully landscaped lot. Additional shared creek front lot included. 6555 TREE HAVEN DR.

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“Based on the meeting, I would say yes, it’s not going to happen.” Glen Grant Cornwall councillor and waterfront committee member

proached city coun- cil with a proposal to build condos in the triangle of Lam- oureux Park land bordered by the complex/aquatic centre, the curling club and Marina 200.

There is still con- cern, despite over- w h e l m i n g opposition at the meeting, that the on- line survey at could be over- whelmed with re- sponses favouring

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S. Stormont • $169,900

Cornwall • $182,900

It’s priced to sell and includes an Ecoflo septic system and new high-efficiency gas furnace and air conditioning. These upgrades will save the new owner lotsofmoney! Justcall Jacques foravisit! 612 MACK ST.

Take a look at this well built 1,625 sq. ft. bungalow on a 3+ acre lot. On County Rd. 18 nearSt.Raphael. Itoffersquietcountry livingat an affordable price. 19798 COUNTY #18 RD.

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The proposal had been discussed heavily during waterfront committee meetings the latter half of 2011, according to committee minutes, but only became public when brought to council late last year. Committee member Roy Perkins first proposed developing the site at a June 16, 2011 committee meeting. He raised the proposal again at an Oct. 20, 2011 meeting and then at a Nov. 17, 2011 meeting, ac- cording to Waterfront Development Com- mittee minutes. Veteran councillor Denis Thibault was one of the waterfront committee members who saw first had the wrath of residents worried about the fate of their waterfront. He thought the response to the condo pro- posal was clear. “On the issue of land next to civic com- plex, it was obvious that the majority who were in attendance were not supportive of private enterprise development and espe- cially not in favour of condos,” he wrote

the development. The survey will be posted on the city website for another few weeks. It is a concern raised by Bill Beattie, who was turfed from the waterfront committee during a purge of members in favour of pro-development members after the last municipal election. “I don’t trust them, so I don’t really know how it’s going to go,” Beattie said Friday. “I have no confidence in this com- mittee -- none, none.” But Grant scoffed at the notion that the online survey would be manipulated to achieve the committee’s desired results. “That’s not going to happen,” Grant in- sisted. If political leaders hope to gain the trust of the public, they should consult the com- munity more often on issues important to them, Thibault wrote.

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Cornwall • $219,900

Cornwall • $179,500

1451 HOLY CROSS BLVD. IDEAL LOCATION! 3+1 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms, new roof, new windows, attached garage, so much more.

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