CORNWALL – City council passed an ownership agreement with Akwesasne tonight, bringing months of negotiations on the harbour area lands to a head.
The co-owners agreement will see Transport Canada turn over the land to Cornwall and Akwesasne as tenants-in-common in a 50-50 partnership.
Under the agreement, both Cornwall and Akwesasne have agreed to set out rights and obligations in use, operation, management and development of the land.
The harbour land is a 16 acre parcel, which includes the controversial chemical storage tanks.
The city had earlier created a municipal service corporation to handle management of the land and MCA intends to create a similar corporation.
Tonight’s bylaw authorizes Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy and Clerk Helen Finn to sign the documents to form the partnership.
The bylaw to proceed passed with no discussion.