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Whitney Crawford Community Centre in Motion

Tiverton | by John Divinski  

The Tiverton project could cost over 6-million-dollars

Drawing showed to Kincardine Council 

Kincardine council has approved the drawings for a new Whitney Crawford Community Centre in Tiverton.

Councillors were told August 7th, such a project could cost over 6-million-dollars.

Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie says there are grant opportunities and interest rates are low that the burden need not be on the taxpayer.

As a matter of fact, she says the Infrastructure Minister has indicated that recreation grants could be up for grabs this Fall.

Councillor Laura Haight, who voted against the motion, is not buying it saying, "A discussion with your MP or MPP is a little different than seeing an actual policy in writing from the federal government or the provincial government."

Haight says the municipality already can't afford to take care of many infrastructure assets.

She wonders if there's no money for that, then how can one justify spending over 6-million for a community centre and library in Tiverton.

Nevertheless, council directed staff to start looking for grant opportunities to help pay for such a project.

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