It’s no surprise the Oxtongue Lake Community Centre needs a lot of work to make it accessible, but those changes will have to wait. According to a report from CAO Angie Bird, Algonquin Highlands applied for funding to install an accessibility ramp back in 2012, but they weren’t approved. At that time, the project was quoted around $20,000.
Earlier this year, council set aside $15,000 toward the project and put out a request for quote, but didn’t receive any submissions. After going back to previous quotes, and other local contractors, it was determined that the work needed to complete the project would be $10,000 over budget.
On September 18, council agreed to postpone the project until the 2015 budget where they can look at setting aside more money to put in an accessible ramp, doorway and automatic door opener.