DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: Scugog council has decided to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham’s (BBBSND) application for an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant, for a project that will see an expansion of Port Perry’s Scout Hall.
At a meeting on Monday, April 9th, Margaret Ayres, BBBSND’s executive director, and Ellen Greenough from the 1st Port Perry Scouts appeared before council, to ask for the Township’s support to move forward with applying for the grant to help fund an up to 700 square-foot expansion of the Scout Hall.
“We do not have a private meeting area,” Ms. Ayres said, adding the expansion, which will be on the north side of the building, would see the shape of the building change from an ‘L’ shape to a ‘U’ shape.
She explained the expansion “won’t be an eyesore.”
“It will be kept in the same look as the Scout Hall now,” Ms. Ayres said.
Ms. Greenough told council the Scout Hall was built in the 1950s. The Township currently owns the building.
Ward 4 Councillor Wilma Wotten complimented the duo.
“You are a fine example of what it takes to get things done,” she said.
As well as deciding to provide a letter of support for the grant application, council also decided to waive the building permit, site plan, and other development fees applicable to this expansion project.
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