While South Dundas council was interested in expanding the area leased from the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, which owns the parkland at Iroquois Point – the landowners were not.
Earlier this month, when council was looking at some minor changes to a land lease they hold with the SLMC, the idea of leasing all of the parkland was suggested.
The thinking, for council was to eliminate a level of bureaucracy for those wanting to use the parkland for events.
The SLMC was not interested in the proposal.
Instead the only changes will be to identify the Municipality of South Dundas, rather than the former Matilda Township, as the leaseholder. South Dundas will hold the lease only on the picnic shelter, band shell and monument areas of the Iroquois point parkland.