By Barb McKay
Kincardine will handle future maintenance of the Bruce Power training centre.
Council agreed at its meeting last Wednesday to amend the municipality’s lease agreement with Bruce Power to take over exterior maintenance of its training facility, which is the former W.E. Thompson Public School. Bruce Power will pay $8,000 annually to the municipality, as well as five per cent of any leasehold improvement costs.
“We’re in very good shape,” said Kincardine CAO Murray Clarke. “Bruce Power is quite happy with the current arrangement and I think the compensation is quite reasonable.”
Bruce Power will continue to look after any capital upgrades that are required on the building, in consultation with the municipality, said deputy mayor Anne Eadie.
“It’s an excellent site and we need to keep that in mind in our long term planning,” said deputy mayor Anne Eadie. “It has excellent parking,”
Clarke said the municipality is looking at the site for future public parking and the payments from Bruce Power can be put towards that project.