The issue of whether Council will permit licensed cannabis retail stores was decided on January 8, 2019. After much consultation, including a letter placed in every Westport post office mail box encouraging residents & business owners to share their opinions with members of Council, Councillors were unanimous in approving licensed cannabis retail stores in the Village subject to complying with all AGCO requirements and proper zoning.
Councillors, during the debate on licensed cannabis retail stores on January 8th, shared that they were surprised at the lack of concerns reported by residents and business owners on the subject – particularly in response to the letter. Many people raised their lack of support for the federal government’s decision for legalization of cannabis. However in light of that decision, the majority of people felt there was no reason to deny someone from setting up a legal licensed cannabis retail store.
If you have read the news this week, you will know that due to a lack of supply of legal cannabis the Ontario government has stated that it will only authorize 25 licensed cannabis retail stores to open on April 1. Who knows if and when a licensed cannabis retail store will open in Westport, however I wanted you to know that all Councillors took great pains to be informed and to learn what the constituents of the village wanted to see in Westport.
If you have concerns or questions, call any time. @9195
Please join Mayor Jones and members of Westport Council to discuss issues of common concern to the Business Community, residents and Town Hall.
Buffet Breakfast available – $10 pp
LOTS to discuss at the next Breakfast with the Mayor. We meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Cove where a buffet breakfast is available. ($10 pp). At 8:30 our meeting begins and this month we will be talking about a new strategy in the Village. Give it some thought and let’s see where our discussions go.
United Counties of Leeds & Grenville (UCLG) has scheduled a major reconstruction of County Road #10 this spring. Yes, I can hear all of the drivers who use County Road #10 cheering!!!!!!
One of the challenges with this major project is that 20+ culverts need to be replaced on the stretch of road from Grady Road to the boundary between UCLG and Lanark County and necessitates the road to be completely closed until the culverts are replaced. The posted detour will be Althorpe Road and County Road #36, although many people will likely use Narrow Locks Road instead.
UCLG expects the complete closure of County Road #10 to last for 10 weeks. When I met with the Superintendent of Public Works last week, I urged him to expedite both the tendering and the Council approval process to not allow any lag time between the two. That being said, I expect that the tender will be discussed and approved on April 9.
So the bad news is a detour on County Road #10, the good news is a major reconstruction of the road between the county line and Grady Road that will be completed before summer.
Please call if you have any questions – 9195.
Rideaus final weekend of the regular series had two wins. They played Athens (3 ATH – 8 WPT) on Friday night and this afternoon (Saturday) took on the Winchester Hawks (1WIN – 6 WPT) AND ARE IN FIRST PLACE GOING INTO THE SEMI-FINALS!
So What’s Next? The 4th and 5th teams meet in a best-of-three divisional preliminary round with the winner meeting Westport in a best-of-seven semi-final. LOTS more exciting Rideaus hockey yet to watch this season. Stay tuned for dates & times.