Scugog eyes touch-up for Old Mill ahead of torch relay for the Pan Am Games

Community Mar 15, 2015 by Chris Hall Port Perry Star

PORT PERRY -- Scugog is considering giving the historic Old Mill a bit of a touch-up ahead of the Pan Am Games this summer.

Ward 3 Councillor Don Kett suggested on Monday, March 9 that the Township spruce up the heritage landmark in downtown Port Perry by slapping a fresh coat of paint on the former grain elevator prior to Scugog hosting the torch relay for the Pan Am Games  on June 8.

He asked that a tender be issued for the work and that the bids be considered by council at the April 13 meeting.

“We can make sure we’re in good shape for the spring and that there’s no problems and we have it all nice and cleaned up,” said Coun. Kett.

The Ward 3 councillor told his colleagues that he secured a “rough quote” of about $20,000 to have the outside of the Old Mill cleaned and the sides and roof painted.

The cost would be covered through the heritage portion of the reserve account that holds the Township’s portion of the proceeds from the Great Blue Heron casino. The heritage account is estimated to have a balance of $286,000 at the end of 2015.

“I’m definitely in support of enhancing our waterfront,” said Ward 2 Councillor Janna Guido.

Ward 1 Councillor Betty Somerville also supported the plan.

“It certainly would improve the downtown and make a lot of people happier,” she said.

The paint plan would have to be approved by Scugog’s heritage and museum advisory committee, with consultation from the committee charged with overseeing the continued redevelopment of Port Perry’s waterfront, agreed councillors.

The idea was previously discussed by the waterfront committee, said Don Gordon, Scugog’s director of community services.

“It’s accurate to say there was a consensus that painting the building was a good idea,” he said.

Metroland Media Group Ltd. is a signature supporter of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Torch Relay sponsored by Presidents Choice and OLG.

Scugog eyes touch-up for Old Mill ahead of torch relay for the Pan Am Games

Ward 3 Councillor Don Kett pitches paint plan

Community Mar 15, 2015 by Chris Hall Port Perry Star

PORT PERRY -- Scugog is considering giving the historic Old Mill a bit of a touch-up ahead of the Pan Am Games this summer.

Ward 3 Councillor Don Kett suggested on Monday, March 9 that the Township spruce up the heritage landmark in downtown Port Perry by slapping a fresh coat of paint on the former grain elevator prior to Scugog hosting the torch relay for the Pan Am Games  on June 8.

He asked that a tender be issued for the work and that the bids be considered by council at the April 13 meeting.

“We can make sure we’re in good shape for the spring and that there’s no problems and we have it all nice and cleaned up,” said Coun. Kett.

The Ward 3 councillor told his colleagues that he secured a “rough quote” of about $20,000 to have the outside of the Old Mill cleaned and the sides and roof painted.

The cost would be covered through the heritage portion of the reserve account that holds the Township’s portion of the proceeds from the Great Blue Heron casino. The heritage account is estimated to have a balance of $286,000 at the end of 2015.

“I’m definitely in support of enhancing our waterfront,” said Ward 2 Councillor Janna Guido.

Ward 1 Councillor Betty Somerville also supported the plan.

“It certainly would improve the downtown and make a lot of people happier,” she said.

The paint plan would have to be approved by Scugog’s heritage and museum advisory committee, with consultation from the committee charged with overseeing the continued redevelopment of Port Perry’s waterfront, agreed councillors.

The idea was previously discussed by the waterfront committee, said Don Gordon, Scugog’s director of community services.

“It’s accurate to say there was a consensus that painting the building was a good idea,” he said.

Metroland Media Group Ltd. is a signature supporter of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Torch Relay sponsored by Presidents Choice and OLG.

Scugog eyes touch-up for Old Mill ahead of torch relay for the Pan Am Games

Ward 3 Councillor Don Kett pitches paint plan

Community Mar 15, 2015 by Chris Hall Port Perry Star

PORT PERRY -- Scugog is considering giving the historic Old Mill a bit of a touch-up ahead of the Pan Am Games this summer.

Ward 3 Councillor Don Kett suggested on Monday, March 9 that the Township spruce up the heritage landmark in downtown Port Perry by slapping a fresh coat of paint on the former grain elevator prior to Scugog hosting the torch relay for the Pan Am Games  on June 8.

He asked that a tender be issued for the work and that the bids be considered by council at the April 13 meeting.

“We can make sure we’re in good shape for the spring and that there’s no problems and we have it all nice and cleaned up,” said Coun. Kett.

The Ward 3 councillor told his colleagues that he secured a “rough quote” of about $20,000 to have the outside of the Old Mill cleaned and the sides and roof painted.

The cost would be covered through the heritage portion of the reserve account that holds the Township’s portion of the proceeds from the Great Blue Heron casino. The heritage account is estimated to have a balance of $286,000 at the end of 2015.

“I’m definitely in support of enhancing our waterfront,” said Ward 2 Councillor Janna Guido.

Ward 1 Councillor Betty Somerville also supported the plan.

“It certainly would improve the downtown and make a lot of people happier,” she said.

The paint plan would have to be approved by Scugog’s heritage and museum advisory committee, with consultation from the committee charged with overseeing the continued redevelopment of Port Perry’s waterfront, agreed councillors.

The idea was previously discussed by the waterfront committee, said Don Gordon, Scugog’s director of community services.

“It’s accurate to say there was a consensus that painting the building was a good idea,” he said.

Metroland Media Group Ltd. is a signature supporter of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Torch Relay sponsored by Presidents Choice and OLG.