The service building at Parc Jules-Richard will be demolished.
Share October 6, 2020 12:41 am Updated at 9:20 am Share Demolitions in Deauville in anticipation of the recreation area
Jonathan Custeau La Tribune SHERBROOKE – It is between $ 14.7 and $ 20.5 million that will have to be spent in 30 years to organize the recreation platform in the Lac-Magog district. The project, awaited for several years around the Rock Forest Recreation Center, in particular, aims for the first actions before the end of the year or in 2021. It would involve building a new service building at Jules-Richard Park in the Deauville sector. .
In the documents presented Monday evening to the city council, we learn that it is planned to demolish two buildings in Jules-Richard Park to build a new one that will accommodate all the activities of the recreational sector. Environmental and geotechnical analyzes are also planned, in addition to asbestos analyzes at the borough office on rue du Haut-Bois Nord, which would become the sector's library.
On Monday, elected officials approved spending of $ 140,000 for the construction of the new service building and $ 300,000 for the preparatory study for the rest of the project. These amounts were in the 2020 budget, but had to come back to the board for approval. Originally, there was even provision for $ 700,000 for a study.
“It is intended to be a project that responds to the challenges of modernizing facilities that no longer meet the needs of families in our sector. The project is forged over the course of various consultations in the community, ”summarizes councilor Annie Godbout.
“It's about creating a living environment that is lacking in the area. There is no meeting place in our borough. It is not normal. We need places with which people identify and this is essential for the development of communities. “
She presents the expenses as necessary, arguing, among other things, that large sums of money should be spent to maintain dilapidated buildings that the City wishes to sell or demolish. These asset maintenance expenses, estimated at $ 1.2 million, would be saved. She warns that the costs reaching $ 14.7 or $ 20.5 million are projections to be taken with a caveat since they could be revised.
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