$150k in renovations proposed for Combermere hall

COMBERMERE – Major renovations are being planned this year for the Combermere Recreation Centre.

The recreation, heritage and culture committee discussed the hall at the March 5 meeting.

Recreation and Community Development Coordinator Paul Nopper presented a list of renovations in order of priorities for the township.

The first on the list was the replacement of the roof at a cost of $10,000 to $15,000.

“The replacement of the roof is definitely a necessity,” Nopper said. “The shingles are peeling and have flown off. It is in desperate need of replacement.”

Next is the addition of an accessible washroom and lift system at a cost of $100,000 to $120,000.

“As there is a very limited access for those with disabilities for this community centre, the installation of an accessible washroom and lift system would make the facility more user-friendly and rentable,” Nopper explained.

Last year, the township has applied for an accessibility grant to help offset the cost of the accessible renovations, and Nopper said he is still waiting to hear if the township was successful.

A new floor in the basement has been identified third in line, at a cost of $10,000 to $15,000.

“It would be advisable to install a floor system over the concrete to make the hall more appealing, easier to clean and more accessible,” Nopper said.

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