Amanda Amyotte and Jay St. Arnault with the Mallaig Ag Society were admitted to the Council Room at 11:00 a.m. Amanda provided an update on their Five Year Business Plan from 2017 to 2022 and the projects they were working on. She also informed Council of the changes they made to their 5 year plan from the last time it was presented to Council, as the ice plant in the arena needs to be replaced. The cost of replacing the ice plant will be $500,000.
Jay St. Arnault then provided Council with a summary of their plans for $250,000 in arena upgrades which include renovations/upgrades for the dressing rooms, entrance and front of building, lobby addition, girls change room and LED lighting. The total cost of their project is $750,000. The Ag Society will be submitting an application for a CFEP Grant through the large funding stream for $375,000 by mid-October, 2018. The Ag Society is looking at other funding options to help offset the shortfall of their project.
They then requested the following from the County:
1. A letter of support to accompany their CFEP grant application, for 25% of the project ($187,500) for 2019.
2. $50,000 in 2018
3. A loan if they do not receive their funding for this project.
The delegation left the Council Room at 11:32 a.m.
Councillor C. Martin left the Council Room at 11:28 a.m. and returned at 11:32 a.m.