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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Brockton Picks Land for Complex

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Mayor David Inglis says it is time to stop leasing, and build a municipal facility.

The East Ridge Business Park in Walkerton will become the new home of the future Brockton Municipal Complex.

The municipality is setting aside 32 acres of land for the project.

Mayor David Inglis says the project will be phased in -- and the first step will be to build soccer fields and a municipal office.

The subsequent phases will include a new recreation facility -- complete with an ice surface, gym facilities and meeting rooms.

Inglis says design work on the project will begin this year and they hope the shovel will hit the ground in 2013.

Brockton currently spends 60 thousand dollars a year to lease space for its municipal office in the Canada Post building in Walkerton.

Inglis says he is looking forward to having a municipally owned municipal office.

The last phase of the project -- the new recreation facility -- will not begin until Brockton secures government funding.

Inglis says Brockton can not afford to take on a project of that magnitude on its own.

But he says they will work behind the scenes to ensure the project is shovel ready in the event of any new infrastructure funding announcements

 

 

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