New changeroom and washrooms — with flush toilets! — in the works for the for Coe Hill beach on Wollaston Lake

These public outhouses at the Coe Hill beach on Wollaston Lake will be replaced with flush toilets, if township plans unfold as expected in 2010. Photo by Kevin Swayze

These public outhouses at the Coe Hill beach on Wollaston Lake will be replaced with flush toilets, if township plans unfold as expected in 2010. Photo by Kevin Swayze

COE HILL – Wollaston Township council has $72,000 in federal and provincial money to replace the outhouses and changeroom at the Coe Hill public beach.

The work is planned for 2010, says Marilyn Brickles, township chief administrative officer.

A new well and septic bed is planned, so flush toilets can replace the outhouses at the rear of the parking lot.  A new raft and buoys in the swimming area in Wollaston Lake are also under consideration, along with a replacement for the change room building at the beach and a picnic shelter.

Township council got the money under an arrangement that Ottawa and Queen’s Park would both chip in $36,000 towards beach work, with the township picking up $36,000, too.

Brickles said council is looking into applying for  a Trillium grant for the local share, or borrowing the money.

Incorrect information about the value of grants for the washroom work was included in previous post on coehillworld.com.

Earlier this year, the township spent a $6,000 Ontario Hydro grant to install swings and playground equipment at the beach.  That’s separate from the washroom/changeroom project planned next year.

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