By Gordon Lambie
Local Journalism Initiative
There are seven candidates vying for three elected positions in Lennoxville this coming Nov. 7, three for the role of Borough President and two each for the Borough Councillor positions in Uplands and Fairview.
Incumbent Borough President Claude Charron is looking to hold onto the seat he won in the last election. Charron was first elected to the borough council in 2013 alongside then-president David Price and Linda Boulanger and successfully campaigned to succeed Price in 2017.
Looking to the future of the borough, Charron outlined a platform that offers a mix of new ideas for the community and some that are already in progress.
“I want (Square Queen) to become permanent,” he said, pointing out that the well-loved public square between the borough office and the Familiprix is currently set up on rented property. Because of this, he said that everything that the community has built in the space, including the summer market, lacks the firm foundation needed to feel secure.
In the same vein, and general area, the candidate said that he also wants to see the garage of the former fire station to be given back to the community as a multifunctional hall. Right now, he said, the space is being used by the city’s public works department, but he presented a vision of a gymnasium space and possible new home for the local youth centre that could help expand the offering of the community centre, similar to what was done in Bromptonville just a few years ago.
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