By Amy Woolvett
In a bold bid to save the Shelburne Medical Clinic renovation project, the Municipality of Shelburne council will add up to another $250,000 to its commitment.
The Shelburne Medical Clinic project has close to $1-million in its coffers, including an earlier $200,000 contribution from the municipality but was short close to $500,000. It cannot move forward with the project until all of the monies are raised.
“Without our contribution I don’t think the (clinic project) will get to the tender stage,” said warden Roger Taylor to his council Monday night.
He feared the province would take back their contribution before the clinic project could move forward.
It was a unanimous vote.
“It is more money than what we want to spend,” said Taylor. “I understand that it is beyond our means but we don’t have a choice.”
“Council considers the medical clinic project important in our efforts to attract new physicians and facilitate our economy development initiatives,” said CAO Kirk Cox in a press release.