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North Huron to Proceed with Aquatic Centre Renovations Thanks to Ontario 150 Community Capital Program

Tuesday February 7th, 2017

NORTH HURON TO PROCEED WITH AQUATIC CENTRE RENOVATION THANKS TO ONTARIO 150 COMMUNITY CAPITAL PROGRAM

 At the February 6th meeting, North Huron Council agreed to proceed with the Aquatic Centre Renovation Project at the North Huron Wescast Community Complex. North Huron was fortunate to receive $150,000 from the Ontario 150 Community Capital Program to contribute to the project. Council has authorized pre-budget approval in the amount of $95,697, and along with the $181,000 in reserves, this project is now able to proceed. The project will see the pool liner replaced, as well as painting, mechanical and HVAC upgrades.

As noted in a report to Council from Pat Newson, Director of Recreation and Facilities, “There was high competition for the funding and the Township is extremely fortunate and proud to have received such a significant size of award. The Aquatic Centre at the North Huron Wescast Community Complex meets the many goals and objectives of this fund and the needs of the North Huron Community.”

In order to be successful, the project was required to align with one of the Ontario Trillium Foundation Strategies. The upgrades to the Aquatic Centre addresses the “More people become active” strategy. The Aquatic Centre enjoys 35,000 visits each year. The upgrades and renovations will be complete by November 30, 2017.