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CBS Town Hall landscaping work to make way for new library

By Chris Lewis | Jan. 21, 2021

The Town of Conception Bay South is one step closer to finally starting work on one of its longest-awaited projects. And the town can thank the Covid-19 pandemic, in part, for it happening.

During presentation of his finance committee’s report Tuesday, Deputy Mayor Richard Murphy reported the Town had secured COVID-19 stimulus funding from the Department of Environment, Climate Change, and Municipalities. The funding comes in the amount of $149,290.

The money, he said, will be used for the Town Hall landscaping project, which will eventually make room for the CBS Public Library, a building first promised by the provincial government back in 2014.

As for the landscaping around the Town Hall, municipal taxpayers will split the cost with provincial taxpayers on a 10/90 ratio, with the Town’s portion of the price coming to $13,538.

“It’s just good to see this project moving along,” said councillor-at-large Rex Hillier.

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