With regards to the letter to the editor in the March 30 edition of Lifestyles, unfortunately it is necessary that I have to defend my comments.
It was not intended for criticism, but stating facts that had transpired at Council meetings. The invoices for $4,306.40 and $8820 for windows and doors and roof repairs were paid, but the town gets the GST back for a discount of $615.75
The invoice for $989.28 for insulation and gyproc was never paid for, nor the product delivered to the Bienfait 55-and-over Club. I did look at the invoices, as I signed the cheque for them. I double checked with the lumber yard on the third invoice.
So the total spent, minus the GST and invoice for $989.28, was $12,510.65. As for the doors opening inside, they were ordered to open outward and were 36 inches by 89 inches. If wrong, they would have been replaced for the right ones. The windows were ordered to fit the exact openings, with no structural change.
The shingles have no bearing on whether or not it could be designated a heritage building, talking to the Heritage Society, as upgrades are necessary. It’s too bad that since a grant of $13,500 was given to fix up the building, and started, it wasn’t carried on.
As for the letter from Ron Jozz, there was no replay, as he didn’t state that on the letter, but had questions and facts on it as to the future of the club building was unfortunate that more work would have been done.
From December 17, 2007, until September 27, 2011, when the title changed, the heat, power and insurance were paid for by the town and the building sat empty. With proper correspondence, the building could have been used as a community centre for youth and seniors, and it was fully equipped and with its original intended use.