By Cole Parkinson
The upgrades are still ongoing at the Vauxhall Community Hall, but the hope is to see the project completed very soon. The Vauxhall Community Centre Advisory Committee was hopeful for some more funding between $15,000-$20,000 to finish off the work at the hall, and they were in council chambers during town council’s Feb. 22 meeting.
The group had ~$6,400 for crown kitchen supplies, ~$7,000 for Corelle dish ware, ~$600 for a garburator, ~$150 for additional garbage cans, ~$500 for coat hangers, and the group was still waiting for quotes on drawer inserts, knife sets, and a faucet. The group also said chairs and the sound system would be addressed by town staff directly.
At the Jan. 11 meeting of council, a motion to authorize the expenditure of the Vauxhall Community Centre Advisory Committee up to $10,000 of the hall kitchen funds for kitchen furnishings and to freeze remaining funds for further evaluation. Council explained why they decided to freeze the funds for further evaluation.
“I feel that was the Kitchen Committee’s money. It was raised by the Kitchen Committee, so the committee should be able to use what is needed to finish the project. I made the motion so there would be something going towards that because I know there was some hesitancy with other shortages in other areas of the budget,” said Deputy Mayor Kim Cawley.
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