Wildwood Care Centre to expand

Hall of Fame meeting on Wednesday

In order to comply to new guidelines from the Ministry of Health for Long Term Care Homes, Town Council approved Wildwood Care Centre for an extension. Scott Walsh, speaking on behalf of Wildwood, told Council that there would be no increase in occupancy with the extension. He said that under the new guidelines Long Term Homes are now required to have more space for residents, which this extension would provide. After the extension is built, Walsh said that some residents would be moved to the new building while extensive renovations would be made to the rest of the building. Some of the neighbours had reservations and concerns about the new extension but, after they were all addressed, Council gave the go-ahead for the extension request.

Town Council will hold a Special Council meeting on Wednesday Dec. 21 at 10:00 am in the upstairs auditorium to discuss the financial request from the Baseball Hall of Fame. There have been reports prepared for the meeting and they can be found on the Town’s website for perusal.

In other news, there will be no change in how elections are conducted in Town. It was decided that the “first past the post” method will be retained instead of having a “ranked ballot” method.

Town resident Steve Glover’s letter regarding the future of the West Ward school (the soon-to-be-vacated Day Care Centre) was discussed. Part one of his suggestion was that the school could be used as a satellite for the Library instead of their proposed $5 million expansion. Council decided to pass the letter on to the Library for their consideration.

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