Changes are on the way at a business located at a busy Hawkesbury intersection.

Town council has approved beginning changes to zoning at Leduc Ultramar at the corner of McGill and Bon Pasteur streets.

The property owner, a numbered company, plans to turn the currently unused garage bays in the building into a convenience store.  The diesel fuel pump at the service station will also be removed.


Library accreditation

The Hawkesbury Public Library has just completed the accreditation process with the Ontario Public Library Guidelines Monitoring and Accreditation Council.

Hawkesbury’s library is one of only 23 fully-accredited facilities across the province.

“Congratulations to the library,” said Councillor Antonios Tsourounakis, who is a member of the library board.

Mayor Paula Assaly also thanked the library’s employees and the board for their hard work during the accreditation process.

The library achieved 96.7 per cent score in the accreditation process, which takes place every five years.


Safety plan

Every municipality in Ontario is required to develop a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.  Council voted to seek cooperation on the development of a local plan with other municipalities that are served by the Hawkesbury OPP detachment.

Councillor Robert Lefebvre, who is a member of the Police Services Board, said participation from public health authorities and school boards will also be sought while developing the plan.


Cultural centre

Le Chenail Cultural Centre asked council for a representative on its board and council obliged.  Councillor Lawrence Bogue will be the representative.