Township hoping for big bucks for PJYCC

Christine Hudder

BARRY’S BAY – The Township of Madawaska Valley is hoping to score big bucks in an upcoming grant, which would give the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre a significant overhaul.

At the September 4 regular council-in-committee meeting, council went over the details of the recently-opened Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program grant.

Stephanie Plebon, the township’s recreation and community development coordinator, explained that she explored two application possibilities; the first is to simply replace the community centre slab, and the second option is to replace the slab and conduct various renovations and upgrades. Plebon spoke to option two, and some of the ideas she has to include in the application.

“I am waiting on our engineer to address his final quote and amount to budget,” Plebon reported to council, indicating that the engineering design fee would run at around $95,000.

The grant, which will allow for projects to be done over a number of years, will accept applications from municipalities until November 2019.

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