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The Kleefeld Recreation Centre could see some upgrades next year.

Lisa Baldwin is Manager of Recreation and Community Services for the Rural Municipality of Hanover. She says they did a facility inspection this summer, which brought to light some deficiencies in the 33 year old building. She says there are repairs needed but also preventative work that will extend the life cycle of the facility.

2015 09 kleefeld(Submitted Photo)For starters, she says because it is located right up against the outdoor skating rink, there are windows in desperate need of repair from all of the pucks that have been shot against over the years. They also want to look at making the building more energy efficient, upgrading the washrooms and making the facility more handicap accessible.

Furthermore, she says the skate change area is damaged and needs repairs and also the kitchen needs some work.

"We had public health in there and they did some inspections," says Baldwin. "It's a commercial kitchen and they've done a great job of upkeeping that facility but there's some things that need to be addressed in that area as well."

Baldwin says early projections pegged the project at about $30,000. But since then, a few additional items have been added to the list of repairs. Baldwin says the next step will be to get some quotes.

The project has been approved for a federal grant worth $14,000. But Baldwin says this grant specifies the project can not start before April 1st, 2016. She says they will possibly explore some provincial grants and then put in some municipal money as well.

Baldwin notes the Centre is a very busy place with lots of rentals.

 

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