Public washrooms for the Morrisburg plaza, are one step closer to becoming a reality.
At the November 19 South Dundas council meeting, the generous offer of the donation of 99 Main Street Morrisburg, made by Doug Grenkie in 2012 was accepted by council.
They passed a resolution agreeing that the municipality accept the conveyance of the property as a gift in kind and issue a charitable donation receipt of nearly $35,000.
With that acceptance, South Dundas municipal staff were directed to draft a long term lease agreement with the Morrisburg Business Improvement Area confirming that the property will be used for public washrooms and that the BIA will be responsible for all improvements and operational costs of the property.
That lease agreement will come back to council for approval once it is drafted.
“This has been five or six years coming. I’m glad to see it,” said South Dundas councillor Jim Graham. “This has been a long time coming,” said mayor Steven Byvelds. “I am glad that the BIA has taken this on as a project.”
“This is a great partnership with the BIA,” said councillor Evonne Delegarde. “We are needing washroom facilities in our malls. What a great opportunity to offer this to patrons.”
While offering public washrooms plaza patrons, the site will also provide the BIA with much needed office space.