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    PLANT HOPE IN 2021

    Across Canada and beyond, the goal is to see the land awash with gardens featuring yellow, the international colour of hope. Whether it’s flowers, fruits, shrubs or vegetables – just plant the seeds! From parks to playgrounds, front yards, back yards, balconies, baskets, boulevards, barrels and planters, wherever there’s an empty space to grow, there is room for a plant. Throughout 2021, the Downtown Greater Napanee BIA along with the Town of Greater Napanee and other municipalities, organizations, schools, churches, colleges and universities, clubs, businesses, and individuals are participating by planting Hope Gardens.  The BIA Beautification Committee will be supporting these efforts by using the yellow/gold theme throughout downtown this year.…

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    Ombudsman Report

    The Ombudsman Office received several complaints related to the meeting practices of the Board of Management for the Greater Napanee Business Improvement Area (the Greater Napanee BIA). Specifically, the complainants alleged that the board made a decision about charging a levy without holding a properly constituted board meeting. They also alleged that on June 24, 2020, board members met in private at a local business contrary, to the Municipal Act’s open meeting requirements. The results of the investigation based on the available evidence, that the Board of Management for the Greater Napanee Business Improvement Area did not meet in private, contrary to the Municipal Act’s open meeting requirements, regarding the…

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    Veteran Banner

    The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 and the Town of Greater Napanee BIA are accepting applications for sponsorship for Phase 2 of the “Honour our Veterans Banner Program”. We are proud to honour our veterans by hanging their banners along the main streets of Greater Napanee in remembrance of their courage and their sacrifice. Each banner has a photo of a veteran, along with the units and dates of service. These banners are sponsored by veterans’ families, residents and businesses to commemorate local veterans. If you are interested in sponsoring a Veterans banner, please contact the RCL Branch 137 office at branch137@gmail.com. or call 613-354-5275 for further information.