Madawaska Valley is working with members of the Hasanville community to explore getting a long-planned mosque up and running.
Council approved a motion on Tuesday, Nov. 7, that will ensure any comments the Township receives on the mosque be dealt with at a future public meeting.
Chief Administrative Officer Sue Klatt said a rezoning application for the mosque is on hold until more information on plans are submitted from a consultant involved in the project.
That consultant is working with Madawaska Valley’s planner. A report to council last month said the consultant expects to soon submit a building plan.
Tuesday’s motion passed following a delegation from Nesia Straughn, of the Hasanville Community Association.
She urged council to work with Madawaska Valley’s Muslim community on the religious facility which was been planned for more than 20 years.
Hasanville is a community east of Combermere.