5/18/2017 7:02:42 AM

The project being undertaken by the Gananoque Lions Club to make Joel Stone Beach and the St. Lawrence River accessible to everyone took another step forward Tuesday night. Gananoque council approved the project being under taken by the group. It's the first of it's kind in Canada says Dr. Brian Tunnicliff and potentially in North America. Terry Gilmer, the Manager of Parks, Recreation and Marina stated this project has been in the works for three years now and Dr. Tunnicliffe is a very determined man. Gilmer said a number of people in the community have agreed to help with making this ramp feasible.

    Gilmer asked council for $3,000 to have concrete for the pathway material as it is recommended over asphalt. He also asked for $6,000 to make the washrooms at Joel Stone Beach accessible, as it wasn't done when they were built. Council was in agreement this is a project that they need to move forward with. Councillor Jan Hayes asked for Dr. Tunnicliffe to return to council at the end of the season to give them an update on the beach access ramp for the next year. Council also approved $9,000 from the contingency fund be used towards this project.    

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