Kanawaki Golf Course lease is ‘the best deal in a worst case scenario’

By Marc Lalonde, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The final lease extension is finished for the Kanawaki Golf Club, meaning the land will be returned to the community and its landowners in 25 years and the community has to consider what to do with the land when that lease ends, said the Chief in charge of the portfolio. “It’s really the best-case in a worst-case scenario,’’ said Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Chief Cody Diabo, who is the lead on the environment portfolio. “Because of the way the land is being used _ as a golf course _ the lessors are paid on the rate applied for recreational use.’’ Diabo signed the lease extension agreement on behalf of Kahnawake, who hold an interest in the common lands totaling approximately 8.2 acres, as…

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