TLTI council to return to in-person meetings

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The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands is gradually resuming in-person meetings after meeting virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than two years have gone by since the township welcomed residents to in-person meetings in council chambers, as the pandemic ushered in a world of virtual contact.

In recent months, however, Ontario has eased COVID-19 restrictions. And the township will take another step towards normalcy as the doors to its council chambers will again be open for public attendance at meetings beginning next week.

Space at this time will be limited to 15 people. To attend, people should contact the clerk's office, either by phone or email, to register. Seating is spaced out for council, staff and the public sit comfortably.

People who would like to continue watching meetings virtually can do so by signing up through the township's civic web portal.

In other TLTI news, its economic development committee appointed Ray Belanger as vice-chairman of its committee for the remainder of the 2019-22 term.

Meanwhile, the economic development committee has committed to supporting the Rural Business and Agricultural Expo, which takes place June 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Furnace Falls Farm in Lyndhurst. The event is free for participants to attend.

It's touted as a fun family day, with demonstrations, plenty of giveaways and free food sampling.

The economic development committee will meet again on June 22 at 4 p.m.

(Keith Dempsey is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of the Brockville Recorder and Times. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.)

Keith Dempsey, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Brockville Recorder and Times

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