Letter to the editor – downtown BIA


Dear Editor,

I read with great interest what is happening with the downtown BIA in Kemptville.

Correct me if I am wrong, but all money collected for the BIA is coming from the levy they collect through the businesses.

Correct me if I am wrong, the municipality does not give the BIA a single penny from the municipal taxes collected, to the BIA.

Correct me if I am wrong, but the BIA is an organization which has its members elected among the participating businesses.

Correct me if I am wrong, the board members decide by themselves what to do and how to spend their budget.

Can someone explain me why the municipality decided to cut the BIA Executive Director to a minimum wage job?

Can someone explain to me why the municipality puts its nose in the BIA business and acts as a dictator?

Maybe the downtown core of Kemptville is lively enough and does not need any more stimulation?

Maybe we should pay all council members, mayor, municipality employees to the minimum wage as well…. There are some savings to do there.

Erick Le Pors


  1. Totally agree with this letter. This administration has lost sight of what they are there to do, serve the people of North Grenville.

  2. Correct me if I am wrong… but is not Municipal Council given authority under Provincial legislation to create BIA’s?

    And does Council not have a fiduciary duty (that’s a monetary liability folks) to act legally to do what they are legislated to do regarding BIA’s?

    And did not Council simply do the job it is tasked to do… because they lead the municipality… and its their job.

    Really folks… it’s their job. They did it. And they get paid far far less than minimum wages… so…. keep going Council!


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