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REPORTING · 18th November 2011
Walter McFarlane
The next question was asked by Mary Montero. She asked why we could not use the court house for Council Meetings as it is better for people who have disabilities and for older people.

Jim Thom said they should look into it as they own the building. He said it was a good idea, to put the building to good use.

Joanne Monaghan said the planner looked at the building and they felt it was not suitable for it. She said there were other businesses happening there. They need a new facility for the District Offices and the Council Chambers. However, they would have to take the offices out of the Mall. These offices were put into the mall to have an anchor. She thought it might be good senior housing. The group she gave a tour of the office said yes.

Randy Halyk said the Courthouse might be a little small for City Hall. He thought of looking at it. He suggested other buildings but the cost of renovating might be too much. A City Hall would be good for the community. He thought it might be too much. However, it might be better for the community to build a hall.

OUR PICK FOR BEST ANSWER: Monaghan