Today's date: Tuesday January 22, 2019
   
column width padding column width padding

The Wellington Advertiser Masthead Logo

We Cover The County...
40,052 Audited Circulation

WEEKLY POLL   |   Community News   |   EQUINE   |   Schools & Buses

Wellington Weddings 2019
Business Leader Banner
column width padding column width padding

Arkell Park basketball court goes through hoops for approval

by Mike Robinson

ABERFOYLE - What started as a letter from an Arkell youth is resulting in a new basketball court at Arkell Park.

It all started earlier this year with a letter from local youth Graham Williams requesting a basketball court in the park on Boreham Drive.

Recent information directed to Puslinch council on Sept. 7 indicates the Puslinch Optimists are picking up the ball on this project.

A letter from Optimist Club president Vince Klimkosz stated the total cost of the project is projected to be $30,000.

The proposed general contractor, Davan Landscape, has offered their services without cost to the Optimist Club. As a result, the total commitment for the Optimist Club is $20,000.

“It is our hope that we will involve additional local contractors to work with us to reduce the cost to the club and make this a true community project,” said Klimkosz.

“We are committed to this project and would like to start construction this fall if all approvals are secured without delay.”

He added, “We are excited to have the opportunity of working on such a project for the kids in our township.”

Council approved the club’s proposal for the basketball court and directed staff to work with them on the installation of the facility.

Councillor John Sepulis asked that a letter be sent to the club thanking them for their involvement in the project.

Councillor Matthew Bulmer stated this move continues a tradition in the township of the community pitching in to make something happen.

 

September 16, 2016

 
 

Tell Us What You Think

Login to submit a comment

Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser. Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive, unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed. You must register or log in in order to post a comment. For more information, read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines.

       

ReliableFord

Wellington County

Related Stories

  • Ice schedule conflicts taking place at Aberfoyle ice pad
  • Proposal for shoulder paving on local highways may be impossible
  • Council wants more information before deciding on pit infilling
  • Stokley concerned with how costs will be covered
  • Shorter may be better for email addresses
  • Traffic counts may not be helpful in setting speed limits in Puslinch Township
  • Pedestrian bridge model should be investigated
  • Surplus farm home severance issue reaches Puslinch councillors
  • Cox Construction applies to expand gravel pit
  • Possible unity in water protection rules?
  • Year one: Dennis Lever sees much to be proud of in Puslinch
  • McClintock trailer park applies for sewage upgrades
  • Puslinch development charges to jump 4.3%
  • Resident offers idea for future focus for Puslinch
  • Puslinch council concerned residents may foot bill to protect city water supply
  • Sticky situation over use of ice time at Optimist Recreation Centre in Aberfoyle
  • column width padding column width padding column width padding

    The Wellington Advertiser

    News

    Opinion

    Community

    Deaths

    Digital Publications

    Classifieds


    Twitter Logo

    Free Press News Network Logo