October 23, 2020
by Mike Robinson.
It looks like Puslinch Township intends to continue its ownership of the Badenoch Community Centre.
On June 21, Puslinch councillors met with community centre board members Ken Tosh (chair) and Lois McLean about the township’s offer to sell the property to the board for $1 and provide a grant of $47,000 for the use of the centre over a five-year term.
“At the time, it seemed like something we should explore at a deeper level,” Tosh said. However, after receiving financial advice, he said, “it was clearly pointed out to us that with a small committee and very limited funds, we would only be able to maintain it for a short period of time.”
Tosh said “We are a small group of volunteers trying to preserve history by running the Badenoch Community Centre,” he said, adding the community board has done considerable work on the centre – at no cost to the township.
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