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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Council Asked To Contribute $75K To New YMCA

After a number of major funding announcements for the new YMCA, a town council in the Kennebecasis Valley being called on for their support. 

The town of Quispamsis being asked to contribute $75,000 over the next five years to the facility on Churchill Boulevard in Saint John. Councillor Peter Rioux expressed some reservations because the town already has a $24-million recreational facility. 

CHSJ News asked Mayor Murray Driscoll if he thinks the new Y will take away from what's happening at the qplex. Driscoll says no, as they have a rink at the town facility and an outdoor summer pool.

In the end, the town referring the matter to the finance committee for next year's budget.