$30K arts center study top-up recommended: report

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CORNWALL – Leaning on its strategic priorities of a vibrant and healthy quality of life, staff are recommending a $30,000 top up for an arts center study.

It comes after Coun. Elaine MacDonald asked for the increase to the $20,000 already earmarked from the CAO’s budget, in order to get a more comprehensive investigation into a future center for the arts.

Parks and Recreation Division Manager Christine Lefebvre is recommending the money come from the city’s working reserves.

“The City has identified Arts and Culture as a priority as part of third pillar/Vibrant & Healthy Quality of Life. One of the tasks identified is to investigate the need for a multi disciplinary facility,” Lefebvre’s report reads in part.

The manager also points to the Culturescape plan, written in 2011, which identified a key theme of a “publicly identifiable place…for training, production and experience of cultural activities and products.”

The recommendation will be discussed Monday night at city hall.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m.

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