COE HILL – The muddy, wet spring has delayed opening of the new change room and washroom at the public beach on Wollaston Lake until middle June.
The $108,000 concrete block building is essentially done and was hoped to be open for use by the Victoria Day Weekend, but the grounds around it are a mess after construction.
Wollaston Township council won’t be discussing final grading of the site until May 24, 2011, said township clerk Christine FitzSimons.
“The ground is very uneven at present, so for safety reasons, the facility won’t be open until grading work has taken place – probably mid June,” she said.
The new building includes one handicapped accessible flush toilet and one handicapped accessible change room.
It replaces a metal-clad change house on the beach and nearby outhouses.
The new building has running water from a well to allow for a flush toilet.
Steve Huszarik from LBR Contracting in Bancroft is the contractor doing the work for Wollaston Township.
The beach building is funded through economic stimulus grants, with the cost split equally between Ottawa, Ontario and the township.