Cornwall to officially sign on for waterfront transfer talks

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Stop-work orders from city hall were posted at the chemical tank work site on the Cornwall waterfront.

CORNWALL, Ontario - City council is meeting tonight and is expected to sign a letter of intent that will officially kick start talks with the federal government about assuming ownership of harbour-front lands.

The city, Akwesasne and Transport Canada are expected to enter negotiations concerining divestiture of the property that also includes a controversial chemical tank project that has created a firestorm of criticism in Cornwall.

In order to officially begin negotiations city council must greenlight the talks, which is the basis for tonight's special council meeting.

The city must also sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of negotiations.

More to come.

Geographic location: Ontario

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  • Dave Windsor
    March 18, 2014 - 21:23

    When dealt a lemon, it's time to make lemonade. Assuming all goes well with the changeover, we should consider taking advantage of the two circular cement slabs and build two gazebos with a joining stone walk. They could be model like the Rotary one built at the other end of Lamoureaux Park by the Rotary. No doubt a lower waterfront park below the condo's would be inviting with cemented in park bench's like those at the band shell. It would be a super spot for a good relaxing reading spot through the summer if set up right.

  • roger
    March 18, 2014 - 21:00

    I wonder if they realize when federal property is sold or given away, it is offered to FN people first..