East Hawkesbury Township Council has decided that the time has come to build a new multi-purpose community centre for the residents of Saint-Eugène, because the old one is no longer viable. Council approved a resolution during a special session, October 28, to apply for funding aid from a federal community infrastructure program.
The old community hall on L’Église Street was closed down earlier this year, because of public health concerns over the presence of mould and mildew in the premises. The municipal building department, with the aid of a consultant, inspected the building, and the township’s insurance agent also reviewed the situation.
The insurance company recommended the township stop using the building “due to mould and foundation problems”, which created a potential public health and safety problem. The township consulted with the various groups which used the hall for their activities. There was general agreement that the village needed a new community centre.
The township has acquired property at 1161 Labrosse Street, in Saint-Eugène, which could serve as the site for a new multi-purpose centre. Council approved a resolution for administration to prepare an application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, for funding aid for the project