Rosedale Terrace will get full size pavilion through Cornwall Gravel donation

MacLennan Park in the Rosedale Terrace subdivision in South Stormont on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Cornwall Gravel is making a donation of $12,500 to the township to allow a 20x40 pavilion to be built in the park. Council had chopped the length by 10 feet after bids came in over budget. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

LONG SAULT – Residents in the Rosedale Terrace subdivision, north of Cornwall, will be getting their 20 feet by 40 feet pavilion in MacLennan Park after all.

South Stormont council voted last month to reduce the length of the pavilion in the Marydale Avenue park by 10 feet because all the bids came in over budget.

That was partly due to municipal staff using 2016 building specs for a 2019 construction contract.

But Cornwall Gravel has stepped up with a $12,500 donation to cover the difference between the $58,350 bid from CMG Innovation of Summerstown and the $46,000 the township planned to spend ($40,000 budgeted plus $6,000 from a rainy day account).

A staff report says the company, which is already providing the cement pad for the pavilion, reached out to the township “expressing the desire to provide a financial contribution” to build the originally planned pavilion.

Staff is recommending council accept the “generous donation” and go ahead with the 20 by 40 pavilion, which should be up before the end of the year.

The council meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the municipal hall on Mille Roches Road in Long Sault.