Plans to build a new fire hall in Quinte West took a big step forward Monday night.
Council approved a bylaw authorizing the City to enter into an agreement with Task Force Engineering out of Belleville to build a new station on Dixon Road in Trenton at a cost of $5.64 million, considerably under the $6.2 million budgeted.
Fire Chief John Whalen explained how the paper work was officially signed last week on the project that is expected to take 14 months. He added he and the crew can’t wait for a new station especially where training is concerned.
After some concern about accessibility, Fire Chief John Whalen said the design work has been changed.
Whalen expects activity to start at the site within the next three weeks.
MAKING MARINA DOCKS ACCESSIBLE
In other business, the Trent Port Marina is about to become more accessible.
After a request by Quinte Sailability member Dennis Fletcher, Monday night Quinte West council agreed to help fund an accessible lift on a dock.
It’s expected to cost $5,000.
DANCING FOR WOMEN IN CRISIS
— Nicole Kleinsteuber (@NewsualSuspects) June 19, 2017
Council chamber was livened up Monday night as members of the “Quinte West Shimmy Mob” group performed a choregraphed routine for the horseshoe and members of the public.
The group performed the exotic number in support of women in crisis at the 3 Oaks Foundation.
The Shimmy Mob requested to be a part of the community grant process and submitted an application for $1,000. The mayor presented $50 for 3 Oaks and the application will be reviewed in the fall.