Council to host public meeting on Correctional Facility

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Council is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30 pm regarding the Correctional Facility.

“Council believes it is important for the community to have this opportunity to share their perspectives, express concerns, as well as ask questions about the correctional facility at a public meeting,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford. “Since the facility was first announced by the Premier, I have made it my job as Mayor to insist that North Grenville has a voice at the provincial table regarding this development.”

In August 2020, the province announced plans to build a new Eastern Ontario Correctional Complex located on the “farm-side” lands by the Kemptville Campus, approximately 182 acres that have been long owned by the province.

In November 2020, the Office of the Solicitor General Sylvia Jones held a public forum virtually for North Grenville residents. Subsequently, the Ministry of the Solicitor General, at the request of the Mayor and Council, held a series of stakeholder engagement sessions.

“While we are not able to meet in person at this time, we encourage residents to join in virtually and share their comments or questions with Council,” added Councillor Kristin Strackerjan.

For members of the public wanting to make a delegation and/or attend the meeting virtually, pre-registration is required by e-mailing [email protected].

Members of the public are also invited to submit written comments via email to: [email protected] or by mail (285 CR44 PO Box 130, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0) no later then 4:00 pm on Monday, March 22.

Council meetings are currently conducted virtually via Zoom. Members of the public who wish to view the livestream (or recording) can watch in on the Municipal YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/NorthGrenville/featured

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