SCHREIBER – “This new facility means a much quieter neighbourhood for people in the Manitoba Street area, a more secure and cost-efficient storage for our public works assets, and meets all the standards required by both the Building Code and Labour Code. It will serve our community well for many years to come, and we’re grateful for the support of both levels of government,” stated Mayor Don McArthur, of the Township of Schreiber.
McArthur’s comments come as the community is consolidating space, moving to a commercial location and saving money through energy efficiency were noted as just some of the benefits as the Township of Schreiber held a ribbon cutting ceremony today at the new Public Works Facility at 101 Stokes Street. The new building became reality through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. The $866,200 project was funded equally by the Government of Canada, Ontario’s Infrastructure Stimulus Fund program, and the municipality.
It replaces two aging structures, one of which was located in a residential area. The new facility was designed to securely house all of the township’s rolling stock, as well as other inventory previously stored at a second location which no longer met the requirements of the Building Code.
The provincial contribution is part of a broader $6-million investment to keep community facilities in good repair through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. These investments also support the government’s Open Ontario Plan to create new opportunities for jobs and growth across the province.
“Schreiber had an excellent plan to consolidate storage of its public works inventory, and save taxpayers money by making it as energy-efficient as possible. I’m delighted our government recognizes the need to replace infrastructure and plays such a key role in helping smaller communities reach these kinds of goals,” enthused Michael Gravelle, MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North.