MORRISBURG – While the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic group had optimistically planned to be opening the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic in its new Morrisburg location September 3, the SLMC team now has a new plan to open in its new location September 9.
According to Stephen McCann, SLMC business manager, to facilitate the move and to allow time to connect and set up the data system, internet and phone lines the Morrisburg clinic will be closed September 6.
South Dundas chief administrative officer Steve McDonald says that South Dundas municipal officials have been trying to ensure that the SLMC group is satisfied with the space and that it meets their requirements, before the move.
Last week, the cleaning process had started and the SLMC had their own contractor in the building doing some installation work, preparing for the September 9 opening.
“Our contractor (RJ Bourgon through Chris Markell) has worked expediently over the last week, towards completion of the first floor,” said McDonald. “Progress over the last week has been amazing.”
The first floor of the South Dundas Municipal Centre will be the new home of the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic. The SLMC group holds a long term lease on the site.
“We are really excited about the space,” said McDonald of the SDMC project.
South Dundas is now headquartered in the new building, on the second and third floors.
While South Dundas staff are moved in, this week’s council meeting had to be held at the Morrisburg arena, because council chambers was not yet fully accessible.
The plan is for the September 17 council meeting to be held in the new council chambers, located on the third floor of the SDMC.
The incomplete elevator was the reason the space was not accessible.
“But, the elevator guys are on site now, and they will be until it’s done,” said McDonald.
When it is complete, including the necessary approval process, the building will meet all accessibility requirements.
“We are really excited about the new space,” said McDonald.
When the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic move is complete, the contractors will shift their focus to the library phase of the project, which will transform a portion of the adjoining SLMC building into a new home for the Morrisburg branch of the SDG Library.
Once the library moves into its new home, its space, in the Morrisburg arena, will be transformed into a new home for the Dundas County Food Bank’s South Dundas location.