At Monday night’s meeting of the Old Town Kemptville BIA Board of Management, there was an internal election for the positions on the Executive Committee. Congratulations to Dave Leger of Creekside Greens Cannabis who was elected to take on the role of Chair of the Board of the BIA. Dave will be ably supported by former Chair and now Vice Chair Meagan Cummings of the Kemptville Stress Relief Centre. 

Sierra Jones-Martel of the North Grenville Public Library was successful in getting re-elected to the position of Treasurer, a position she held previously on the last Board. Veteran Board member Shelley Mitchell of To Be Continued Consignment Shop was successfully elected to the Board Secretary position. These results are welcome news for the BIA, as this new group is a strong one with lots of experience and proven leadership.

A downtown landmark commercial building has been fully renovated and is now available for lease or rent. Known to many as the Butler building for its recent history as the home of Butler’s Victorian Pantry, where former municipal councillor Terry Butler and his wife Josie hosted many regulars for tea, coffee, baked treats and quite possibly the finest lasagna in town. Though Terry has now passed, the Butler legacy lives on. If you’re interested in renting or leasing this unique commercial space, call 613-402-8600.

This week, some eagerly anticipated work has begun in the downtown. The Municipality of North Grenville has now started replacing the light fixtures on the light poles throughout Downtown Kemptville. This project will now see the installation of new light fixtures that will direct the light downward toward the sidewalk and street rather than upwards towards the sky where it is of no value at night. The style of fixture was chosen through a community online survey and fits very well with the look of the current light poles.

Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers of the Kemptville Winter Carnival on doing such an incredible job and for being so flexible and adaptable, especially dealing with the harsh weather conditions. Their hard work paid off as the event was a big success. We look forward to next year’s event!



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