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Palmer Park washroom project is moving forward

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

SCUGOG: The Township of Scugog is moving forward with a project to create public washrooms in Port Perry’s Palmer Park.

At a special council meeting on Monday, April 3rd, councillors voted to award the contract for the “prefabricated washrooms” project to Green Flush Technologies and to endorse an application for funding through the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility’s Inclusive Community Grant Program.

A report from Carol Coleman, Scugog’s Director of Public Works and Infrastructure, explained, “The new washroom is intended to reduce the portable washrooms [which] are rented on an annual basis, and provide a better service for residents and visitors.”

The report stated this complex will include “three standard size washrooms and one universal size washroom, a rainwater collection system for flushing toilets, a solar panel to operate interior and exterior lighting, Energy Recovery Ventilation, heaters to allow for operations in the winter, a metal roof for low maintenance, outside drinking fountains and a bottle filler, an outside foot washing station and an adult change table.”

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of September.

Ward 1 Councillor David LeRoy wanted to confirm the design includes “outdoor illumination.”

“There will be outdoor illumination in this bathroom,” Kevin Arsenault, Scugog’s Manager of Capital Projects, responded.

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