“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has not taste,” wrote Charlotte Bronte.
Returning home to 2011, the Iroquois Lawn-Bowling Club (ILBC) has agreed to share their clubhouse with the neighbouring Iroquois Campsite, hopefully to the benefit and happiness of both.
At the November 1st South Dundas council meeting, Clerk Brenda Brunt reported on the current status of the situation saying, “I was asked to meet with the lawn-bowling club. The campsite is right there and they’d like to use it.”
She told council that the ILBC doesn’t “have any problems” with the request. They would, however, “just like something in return.”
Brunt reported that her “only problem with the building is that it’s not wheelchair accessible,” which means that the “washrooms are not accessible.”
As it turns out, the building in question belongs, in fact, to the township. Council quickly decided that the Iroquois Campsite should be authorized to share the space with the ILBC.
As for the requests from ILBC, Mayor Steven Byvelds said they would deal with the financial request in 2012 as they really need to consider how they’re going to move forward with such a large request.
ILBC is asking for monetary help with the upkeep of their greens and floodlights, as well as probable updates to the clubhouse building.