Long Sault Ontario – Sour pussed backwards South Stormont mayor Jim Bancroft can only scratch his head as the biggest development project in South Stormont failed recently.
The Bentley Boardwalk condo development where the old Long Sault Marina is has gone the way of the Norwegian Blue Parrot.
Developer JC Godard was quoted as suggesting that there was no market for the proposed project. Of course the bigger question was if the project was properly marketed because clearly going in most people knew it would not be populated by the locals.
The township lost its only print newspaper after Mayor Bancroft, Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart, and a few of those on council actually campaigned against the community’s only print newspaper.
The township has seen some development as people with jobs in nearby Cornwall, including many senior City managers like CAO Maureen Adams live in the community to not have to pay the excessively high taxes in Cornwall.