Overhaul for pool? Council hopes so 0
A new FedNor initiative was introduced at Monday's council; the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). The CIIF will provide $49.6 million over two years to support repairs and improvements to existing small public infrastructures throughout Ontario.
Infrastructure such as a community centres, cultural centres and local sports facilities serve as important gathering places for families and contribute to building prosperous communities.
Council's main plan with the money (should they receive any), will be addressing the issue of the Model Town's community pool.
"This is Council's main priority," said Mayor Alan Spacek. "It's our most urgent capital project for the community."
Councillor Dave Plourde also commented on the pool issue, stating council should go after whatever funding they can get at this time.
"Right now, I think the swimming pool is in dire need of repairs," he said. "Every time we put money in it, we don't know wether or not we're going to keep it or not. Depending on the amount of money coming in, and obviously it will be sizeable, it will put a lot of our worries considering the pool's future on the back burner. Ultimately, what we're looking for is a facility that will be used for the next 20 years, without having to throw $20,000 to $40,000 here and there to fix an aging building."