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Carleton Place to seek federal funds for arena project – plan to proceed with minimal delays, if any

by | Sep 11, 2019 | Local News | 0 comments

The town of Carleton Place would like some help from the federal government for planned improvements to the Carleton Place Arena, but is not willing to substantially delay the project which has already suffered setbacks.

Under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, the town could acquire a portion of the $727 million in government money available to municipalities if it applied under the Community culture and recreation intake.

The deadline to apply is on November 12th, and during Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, council agreed to authorize staff applying for the change room addition and entrance improvements to the Neelin Street Community Centre as the Town’s priority under the infrastructure program.

However, the project has already been budgeted for, and the town plans to proceed with construction whether or not they receive the extra funding.

The plan to go ahead comes from the town wanting to make sure the arena improvements, which are slated to begin early next year, are able to keep to their current timelines.

The town is hoping to get an answer to their application as soon as possible, but currently has no plans to delay the arena project while they wait for a response.

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