KEMPTVILLE COLLEGE AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE

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In response to the articles published in this week’s edition of the North Grenville Times regarding Kemptville Campus, I wish to advise residents of North Grenville that it was not my intention to suggest that no representation had been sent to the Province or that letter(s) to that affect did not exist. Rather, and from the Municipality’s perspective, it was important to reassure residents of North Grenville that the agreement in principle announced by Minister Leal and I was, and continues to be, intact.

From the Municipality’s perspective, the article entitled THE COLLEGE – A DONE DEAL? which appeared in the November 22 edition of the North Grenville Times, and more particularly the title of the said article, may have raised some doubt in North Grenville residents regarding the provincial announcement that a tentative deal had been reached for the sale of Kemptville Campus. To attempt to avoid any impression that the agreement in principle had been rescinded, I felt that it was worthwhile to reiterate the Municipality’s current understanding and position with regards to that agreement in principle. The Municipality was not challenging, and did not intend to call into question the validity or existence of the local firm’s correspondence with the Province.

I thank you for the opportunity to clarify the intentions of the Municipality in this matter.

Mayor David Gordon

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