The proposed Community and Recreation Centre project, including twin ice pads, will be back up for discussion next week at council.
The draft recommendation before the Community Services Committee is to direct staff, once construction documents are assembled, to initiate the tendering of the project.
But, whether the project will proceed or not continues to be the question.
Councillor Gary Gardiner wrote on social media that there will be a vote on Tuesday to either move forward or go back to the drawing board.
“It will be a close vote,” he posted.
A lengthy meeting and discussion was held in December, with councillor Justine Mallah, committee chair, saying more information was needed.
That included a business plan and more information around maintenance and upkeep.
There’s also the issue of the $25.7 million in federal funding awarded to the proposed Lakeshore Drive project.
In December, Mayor Peter Chirico told council that after talking with MP Anthony Rota that if the project is moved the likelihood of the funding being available would be “extremely low”.
At that same meeting, the architects told council that to take advantage of the timelines that are in place and to get that funding, they really need to be in the ground in the spring.