June 11, 2016 - 1:00 PM
PENTICTON - A decision over four possible choices for grant funding ended up a contest between two choices at a Penticton city council meeting this week.
The four options Penticton Manager of Infrastructure Mitch Moroziuk provided council from which to apply for Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program grant funding included McLaren Arena, curling rink, soccer sportsplex and park irrigation system upgrades, but most of the discussion turned out to be a toss up between curling rink upgrades or construction of a lacrosse box at the Adidas Sportsplex complex, with council eventually voting in favour of aiming the grant at curling rink upgrades.
Coun. Campbell Watt favoured adding a lacrosse box to the soccer bubble in order to make the building more of a year round entity, but Coun. Judy Sentes pointed out the immediate nature of some of the repairs needed to the curling rink.
“We’ve learned a lesson from the soccer bubble itself, by not addressing it appropriately, it has come back at a much higher cost,” she said, making the recommendation to support upgrades to the curling rink.
If successful, the grant would cover 50 per cent of the estimated $650,000 cost of the upgrades.
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