Long Sault Marina getting cleaned up, motel getting upgrades

The Long Sault Marina building on County Road 2 on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The township has signed a community imrprovement grant to allow the new owner to clean up the site. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

LONG SAULT – The Long Sault Marina will be getting a major cleanup while a nearby motel will be getting improvements through local and regional Community Improvement Programs.

South Stormont council signed off on the CIP agreements Wednesday afternoon during its council meeting.

The owner of the Long Sault Marina will be getting $7,500 to assist in the major cleanup, which includes removing all garbage, scrap and hazardous materials. The entire project is estimated to cost $18,900.

In approving the application, the township says the site acts “as a gateway to the community from the east along one of the most travelled routes” and will be the start of a “stark aesthetic improvement to the area.”

The marina closed in 2016 and there were plans to tear it down to make way for a massive waterfront development with double tower condos. But that development never got off the ground.

Just across the street, the Lion Motel at 15956 County Road 2 at the Mille Roches Road roundabout will be getting $4,936 under a facade improvement grant to put siding on eight motel rooms and replace a window in one unit.

The Lion Motel on County Road 2 in Long Sault, Ont. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The township has approved a facade improvement grant to allow the motel owner to improve the looks of the building. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)