The former United Church in Lachute is being converted into the new public library. Photo: James Morgan

Lachute council approves further work on library and extra cleaning costs due to pandemic

Work continues to restore a former church in Lachute for use as the town’s new public library.

On July 6, council approved spending $17,315 for demolition and decontamination work within the interior of the former United church building.

The resolution to approve the work was moved by Councillor Patrick Cadieux, seconded by Councillor Alain Lanoue, and approved unanimously.

The interior work is the latest component in the $9.5 million project.  The new library in the former church on rue Principale in Lachute is expected to be open during the second half of 2021.

Cost of COVID cleaning

Lachute council has approved spending an additional $19,000 for more thorough cleaning of municipal buildings in order to protect employees and the public against coronavirus and COVID-19.  Mayor Carl Péloquin said that more thorough disinfection is needed for a few months and he has been assured that the Québec government will cover an unspecified percentage of the costs.

The resolution to approve the spending on the additional cleaning costs was moved by Councillor Lanoue, seconded by Councillor Guylaine Desforges, and approved unanimously.

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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