North Grenville staff could start looking into if some Kemptville College buildings can be added to a heritage register.

The municipality’s Committee of the Whole voted to recommend the move to Council during Monday’s meeting. The municipality is asking the Heritage Committee to audit the buildings. Director of Planning and Development Phil Gerrard says this is not to designate them, just to determine if they have the potential to be designated.

Deputy Mayor Barb Tobin supported the move, saying ‘now that the property is in our control, I think it’s a good idea to evaluate the buildings for their heritage value.’

The municipality, in partnership with the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de L’Ontario, bought the property for $7.7-million last month. There are 34 buildings on the property, some of which could be over 100 years old.

Council will vote on the recommendation during next Monday’s council meeting.