Budget Deliberations To Include $250,000 Per Year Toward New Arena Fund

Tonight’s Municipality of Chatham-Kent budget deliberations will include a proposal to begin setting aside $250,000 per year for arena replacement.

The budget item, which is an annual contribution from Chatham-Kent’s taxes, would go toward preparing for the replacement of Chatham-Kent’s aging arenas.

Recommended by Chatham-Kent’s Executive Management Team, the budget item has support of multiple councillors, but is likely to be a topic of debate.

Without current Provincial or Federal funding for an area, the plan would allow the Municipality to proactively plan for when funding support comes available.

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