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Council approves financing for historic Post Office window project

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September 12, 2018 at 8:34 am - Home, Local News
By Angie Rolheiser

The project to replace the windows of the Historic Post Office in Melfort is back on track again.

Council has voted to approve $50,000 in financing for the project, which the city would like to see completed by the end of March.

The financing was needed after the low bidder’s tender came in higher than the Preservation and Rehabilitation Committee’s budget.

“Regardless of what use go into that building, windows are something that’s going to help solve problems,” Mayor Rick Lang said. “It(windows) is going to reduce costs based on the expenses that are occurring right now but it’s also going to mitigate any future damage.”

Lang said he appreciates that the committee is committed to pay the money back to the city through fundraising.

“We have to figure out what the future use of the building is but at this point in time, the windows don’t impact the future use. Future use is something that will be decided once we have the building secured,” said Lang.

Councillor Trent Mitchell was the lone vote against the resolution.

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