Coe Hill lands another pile of government cash for hockey rink upgrades and beach building repairs this summer

 

Wollaston Township road crews ripped out the asphalt at the hockey rink Monday, getting ready for installation of new boards. Photo by Brent Goodwin.

Wollaston Township road crews ripped out the asphalt at the hockey rink Monday, getting ready for installation of new boards. Photo by Brent Goodwin.

COE HILL — The village’s outdoor hockey rink will be enclosed and buildings repaired at the public beach on Wollaston Lake this year.

A total of $83,133 the two projects was announced today by MP Daryl Kramp and MPP Leona Dombrowsky, as part of government job creation economic stimulus plan.

Work is already underway to replace the rink boards at the outdoor rink, paid for by an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant. The $79,133 in cash from Ottawa and Queen’s Park announced today will pay for a heavy duty soft-skin structure, akin to temporary barns used on farms. It will open above the boards in summer, to provide ventilation.

Another $4,000 in grants will be used to rebuilt the outhouses and change rooms at the beach. Work finished last week to install new swings and play equipment at the beach, paid for by Ontario Hydro.

Unlike earlier grant announcements this year it doesn’t appear that local taxpayers have to chip in an equal one-third share to get matching federal-provincial cash.

June 10, Wollaston Township learned a $2 million repaving of old Hwy 620 from Coe Hill to Glen Alda was approved.  The township has to find $652,000 to match similar grants from Ottawa and Queen’s park, so the work can be done by fall.

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