More ‘facilities’ at Petawawa Heritage Village
The Petawawa Heritage Village will finally get their outdoor washroom this spring.
With the historical attraction on Civic Centre Road receiving more visits from area schools and tourists, the lack of facilities at the site has emerged as a major issue.
The washroom will be built by personnel from 25 Field Squadron, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment. Ann McIntyre, the president of the Petawawa Heritage Society, told town council she anticipates construction to begin in April.
“This is something we have to have,” said McIntyre. “We’re at the point where this has to be done.”
The estimated $33,682 project will require $9,247 for materials and a 10 per cent contingency. The society is requesting an additional $4,000 to be added to the $8,700 annual funding they receive from the town to make up for these costs.
“This is only a one-time thing,” said McIntyre.
Mayor Bob Sweet congratulated the society for their planning and preparation of the washroom. He added the request will be forwarded for council consideration at their budget workshop on April 12.
“You have to be commended and your team has to be commended,” said Sweet.
Sean Chase is a Daily Observer multimedia journalist