More information needed on McLennan Hall upgrades

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

The first steps into future needs at the McLennan Elks/Royal Purple Hall have council asking for more information.

Under the direction of council, CAO Lorraine Willier and Royal Purple member Maggie Gervais did a walk-through in the building, Willier reported to council at its Sept. 14 meeting.

Willier submitted a report to council.

“I’m a little concerned with the stage,” said Councillor Sue Delaurier. “It’s a lot of money.”

She then asked who has the last say on the building.

“We do,” said Councillor Eckhard Christen. “It’s our building.”

The Town does own the building but the Royal Purple looks after the maintenance and booking.

“When they want to do major changes [upgrades and repairs] they let us know,” said Willier.

Delaurier agreed.

“If there’s anything that needs to be done to the hall it should be us,” she said.

The report was received for information and an invitation extended to the Royal Purple to attend a future meeting to provide more information.

Willier said after the meeting that the walk-through involved checking everything that might need to be done in the future, so council can plan accordingly in upcoming budget debate.

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