Deadline looming for residents of Front Street home
The deadline is nearing for a decision to be made on what’s next for residents of a home on Front Street in Trenton, which was bought by the city last year.
The home at 315 Front Street was bought with the plans of eventually making improvements to the waterfront trail, but is currently occupied by a family of four who are having trouble finding other accessible living arrangements, since one family member is in a wheelchair.
Mayor Jim Harrison says the lease is up mid-June and he doesn’t see why the house would have to be torn down immediately and that a decision to extend the rental agreement could be made, but that rests in the hands of council.
Harrison says that it may come back to council at its meeting in the middle of the month for discussion.
Local student awarded $5,000 scholarship
A Quinte Christian High School student was recognized by Quinte West Council on Monday night.
Sierra Westerman was awarded a certificate from Mayor Jim Harrison, after receiving a Canadian scholarship from the Horatio Algers Association.
The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who demonstrate financial need and display integrity and perserverance in overcoming adversity.
Westerman was one of 80 students across the country to earn the scholarship.
Westerman told council her father has PTSD and it’s been one of the issues she’s had to deal with, while maintaining her grades and taking part in extracurricular activities.