Quinte West Council will continue work to build a residential hospice in the city soon.
At its regular meeting tomorrow (Monday), Quinte West Council will consider a plan from Councillor Allan DeWitt to move one million dollars from the Sidney Ward reserve fund in order to pay the cost of building a 4 bed residential hospice.
The cost to build the hospice, a comfortable professionally staffed facility for people nearing the end of their lives, is estimated at one million dollars.
Also at Monday’s meeting, council will see an offer of 50,000 cubic metres of fill from Andy Geertsma, President of Geertsma Construction. The fill would be free to the city, except for the costs of moving it, estimated at $175,000.
Quinte West staff suggest accepting the free fill and moving it to the preferred location for the hospice, which is in Bayside, across from where the fill is now, at the under construction Stonecrest subdivision.
Quinte West Council meets at 6:30 tomorrow at City Hall.