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The Town of Windsor is drafting a letter with the spirit of equality for all residents in mind.
Town council voted unanimously in favour of sending a letter to the Municipality of West Hants requesting better cost-sharing agreements for community assets during their most recent council meeting.
The letter was initially going to focus on the Hants County War Memorial Community Centre, however, during the April 29 council meeting, Windsor Mayor Paul Beazley suggested they include other locales. He cited the tourist bureau and Windsor Regional Library as examples where West Hants could help the town financially.
“I'm going to take some liberties and expand that letter a little bit,” said Beazley, noting he wanted it “sent in the spirit... of fairness.”
When the opportunity arose to speak about the funding request, Coun. Dave Seeley voiced his concerns with the mounting costs of operating the community centre.
“Every time this council comes to budget discussions, we are facing harder and harder times,” said Seeley, noting the Hants County War Memorial Community Centre ran “a deficit of $142,000-$145,000” this past year.
He said the centre is not used just by Windsor residents, but by West Hants residents as well.
“It falls to the people and residents of Windsor to fund that centre.”
Coun. Scott Geddes also said West Hants should help fund community buildings.
“I truly believe in order for the entire region to prosper, we have to have fair cost-sharing throughout the whole region as well,” said Geddes.
“What benefits one will benefit the other. When one person is left behind, the others are left behind in one way or another as well.”