County Council puts finishing touches on $4-million contribution to Dundas Manor project

From left, North Dundas Mayor Tony Fraser, Bill Smirle, local MPP Jim McDonell, Long-Term Care Minister Fullerton, and Dundas Manor CEO Cholly Boland (also CEO of Winchester District Memorial Hospital).

CORNWALL — Dundas Manor’s capital funding contribution from the upper-municipal government was finalized by the Council of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) yesterday.

The upper-tier municipality is putting $4-million toward the $32-million project to rebuild and revamp the Winchester-based nursing home where residents currently live three or four to a room — many of whom eat their meals in the hallway because of insufficient space in the dining room.

County Council approved the idea in March but put “finishing touches” on the expenditure during yesterday’s first-ever virtual meeting of the 12 mayors and deputy mayors in SDG.

The province okayed the Dundas Manor revamp last month, committing approximately two-thirds of the required dollars, leaving balance to be fundraised in the community. Construction is expected to begin as early as next year.

Below, the SDG Council proceedings.

See the full “County Council Catch-up” prepared by SDG’s communications department, below. Highlights also include Council’s permission allowing Winchester Parmalat to keep a temporary effluent pipe in place until the end of next year, a newly signed two-year agreement with the Ontario Woodlot Association for management of the Osnabruck Forest, and more.

 

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