Deloraine-Winchester council is moving forward with plans to build a new community hall and curling club in that community.

 

The issue has been a divisive one for the local residents with many people feeling their taxes are high enough and they don't need another reason to see any increase.

 

Council voted gave third and final reading to a borrowing by-law on Wednesday. “We pretty much knew where all of the councillors stood on the issue and in the end the by-law passed. It was a recorded vote and it passed by a vote of 7-2” said Reeve Gord Weidenhamer.

 

The next step is to meet with contractors to revisit prices. “We must and will stick to not spending anymore than the $3.7 million allowed by the borrowing by-law.”

 

Weidenhamer added the delay to go through the municipal board hearing process means costs have risen and they may have to scale back the project.

 

“Right now we are looking at 400 seat community hall and three sheets of curling ice with shared washroom and kitchen facilities.”

 


The By-law authorizes the construction of a Community Hall/Rink Complex at an estimated cost of $3,776,302.00. The Municipality is to receive funding from: Municipality of Brenda-Waskada - $300,000.00; Fundraising - $350,000.00; Curling Club Contribution $20,000.00; the Municipality Gas Tax Reserve - $30,000.00; and from the Municipality’s Recreation Reserve - $20,000.00.

 


The balance of $3,056,302.00 is to be borrowed by the Municipality.

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