Emphyteutic lease signed between the Ville and the ARPP
After two years of negotiations and legal hurdles, the municipality of Métis-sur-Mer has given an emphyteutic lease to the Association des résidents de la pointe du phare de Métis-sur-Mer (ARPP). This unusual legal instrument gives the ARPP all the rights of property owner for the next 15 years (until 2033) with the understanding that the property will be substantially improved by the end of this period. The ARPP will now undertake additional fundraising efforts and has already submitted a grant proposal to Parks Canada for the restoration of the lighthouse tower. This proposal, submitted to the National Cost-sharing Program for Heritage Places, will provide funding up to $100,000 for urgent repairs but requires matching funds. The municipality has already made a commitment to providing part of these funds, but the ARPP will require support from private contributors to take full advantage of this program if the grant is awarded. Your support will be essential to moving this project forward -- please consider contributing generously.