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Housing development moving along in Beeton

June 26, 2020   ·   0 Comments

The Town of New Tecumseth approved a report at their Monday night meeting that will facilitate the urbanization of Lilly Street in Beeton.

The 81 hectares set to be urbanized will feature 188 residential units, a mix of singles and townhouse dwellings through the Town’s Fletcher Meadows Draft Plan of Subdivisions.

Reconstruction and Urbanization will take place from the intersection of Patterson Street to 80 meters west of Dayfoot Street, which includes the necessary storm and sanitary servicing, boulevard works, Hendrie Drain culvert replacement and trunk watermain installation.

“Thank you to the engineering department for pulling this together. It’s something that’s desperately needed on that end of town, in front of our catholic school, so I really appreciate this coming through and so does most of Beeton,” said Ward 6 Councillor Stephanie MacLellan during Monday night’s Council meeting.

Deputy Mayor Richard Norcross echoed MacLellan’s sentiment.

“I noticed this passing in the budget years ago and it’s finally getting through,” he said. “It’s something we’ve worked on for a very long time and something we’ve been promising the residents, so I’m very happy to see it going forward.”

Also at Monday night’s Council meeting, a motion was passed that could end the appeal against a cannabis growing operation on the 11th line, following an 8-2 vote.

Councillor Fran Sainsbury and Ward 5 Councillor Donna Jebb were the only Councillors who opposed the motion.

Meanwhile, the issue of cancelled Canada Day celebrations was brought up by Councillor Sainsbury at the Council meeting as well.

She said she hopes New Tecumseth residents are able to enjoy the national holiday this year despite community events being cancelled.

“I hope that at least as families, with no more than 10, can get together and celebrate… that’s allowed under the COVID-19 rules,” she noted. “It just won’t be the same this year.”

Council also recognized June as National Indigenous History Month at their Monday night meeting.

Mayor Rick Milne spoke to the importance of recognizing indigenous history.

“It provides an opportunity to honour the contributions and the heritage of Indigenous people in Canada and to recognize their history,” he said.

“This past Sunday, June 21, we celebrated National Indigenous Day which celebrates and recognizes the heritage, diverse culture, and the outstanding contribution of the First Nation, Inuit, and Metis people,” Mayor Milne added.

“For generations, many indigenous people and communities celebrated their culture on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.”

By Sam Odrowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter


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