FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
TOWNSHIP OF CHATSWORTH ANNOUNCES SITE OF NEW MULTI-USE COMMUNITY HUB
On Friday, December 13, 2019 Council announced the site location of the proposed multi-use community hub facility and unveiled the conceptual drawings completed by Barry Bryans Associates.
Mayor Mackey made the announcement at the Township’s first “Light up the Night” event co-hosted by the Chatsworth Agricultural Society, the Multi-Use Building and Fundraising Committees and Chatsworth council.
After receiving a recommendation from the Site Selection Committee, Council announced that the new multi-use community hub will be built in Chatsworth on the site of the former Chatsworth Arena. Mayor Mackey also announced that the Township has received a generous donation of land from two families to accommodate the new multi-use facility. He told the crowd of close to 200 people in attendance that Leanne and Pliny Loucks, along with Ted Dier, Kelly McComb and Charles Dier have donated lands to the municipality. “We are extremely grateful to the Loucks and Dier/McComb families for their donation and commitment to this community” said Mayor Mackey.
Mackey invited the Loucks and Dier/McComb families to assist Council in lighting the Christmas Trees at the municipal office.
Following the announcement Mayor Mackey invited everyone inside the municipal office where the conceptual drawings were unveiled. Mackey thanked the building and fundraising committees for their hard work in getting the project this far in a very short time.
The new community hub will include a regulation size ice surface with walking track above the rink Community hall with seating for 350 people, a proposed day care and health clinic, seniors activity room, and community outreach services.
Mayor Mackey also expressed appreciation to the Agricultural Society in co-hosting the event and for arranging the performance of the Owen Sound Lion’s Twirlettes before the lighting ceremony.
The Township has submitted a grant application for the construction of the project under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure (ICIP) Program. If approved, the Township would be responsible for 27% of the cost. The Township hopes to hear a positive response on their application within the next 8 – 10 months. The Chatsworth Community Hub fundraising committee will continue its capital development campaign in the new year. Keep posted to the Chatsworth Community Hub Facebook page for upcoming events.
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Contact: Patty Sinnamon, CAO Clerk