Council considers $5,000 furniture donation to non-profit

Cornwall City Council will consider donating all the cubicle walls, furniture and office equipment left behind in the future site of the Cornwall Arts Center on Pitt Street, seen here in a July 2018 file photo. The donation to Community Living Glengarry would be worth $5,000. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A community agency in Glengarry County is asking the city to donate the leftover furniture and office equipment from the future Cornwall Arts Center building.

The building at 159 Pitt Street still has all the old office furniture and cubicle walls from the former Bank of Montreal. The city paid $450,000 for the building.

In a letter to CAO Maureen Adams, Community Living Glengarry Executive Director Danielle Duranceau says their agency would remove it and move it, if the city donates it.

“Community Living Glengarry would benefit from this donation that will enable us to continue to enrich the lives of the people we support,” Duranceau writes.

City staff recommend council make the donation to the non-profit, which amounts to about $5,000 in furniture.

Normally, surplus or obsolete equipment is either reused or sold online through a government surplus auction site.

It’s not the first time Community Living Glengarry has been the benefactor of the city’s surplus goods. It received an ironer/folder from Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge, according to a staff report.

It should be noted that Coun. Maurice Dupelle is also an employee of Community Living Glengarry. He’s the agency’s volunteer coordinator.