Councillor Tanya Vrebosch makes it clear that she is a fan of the construction of a splash pad, but she says it is important that when the City of North Bay does it, it should be done right.
Included in the capital spending in the newly passed budget is $52,500 for the infrastructure necessary to see the long-awaited splash pad come to fruition. Deputy Mayor Sheldon Forgette says that partnerships with community partners, including the Rotary Club have made the construction of the splash pad an attainable goal.
Speaking during the regular meeting of Council, Tuesday, Vrebosch points out that because the water used for the splash pad must be treated, that it will cost approximately $40,000 per year in water to operate. That is at current water rates.
Additionally, Vrebosch says that she merely wants the public to know that there will be a cost associated with building appropriate washroom and change room facilities that must be budgeted for.
The splash pad is expected to be situated between the Discovery Museum and Oak Street.