Town of Montague
MONTAGUE — Eastern P.E.I.’s largest town is dusting off the welcome mat, especially when it comes to new business ventures.
“I didn’t realize we didn’t already do this,’’ said a surprised Coun. Debbie Johnson before council here approved the recent motion.
The town agreed unanimously to begin a program where a town rep or delegation pays a visit and provides an official welcome to those opening a new business in the community.
“It’s a great idea and I’m disappointed this wasn’t already being done,’’ said Johnson during the discussion.
While the mayor and councillors have been known to “welcome” new operations in a private fashion, the council voted to approve an official endorsement by sending a letter and ensuring a council rep visit.
“It’s an idea we should have been doing all along,’’ said Coun. Peggy MacLeod, who informed council she had recently visited a new flower shop to provide some welcoming remarks.