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Carbonear to add two new blue zone parking spaces to community centre

By Mark Squibb

People with disabilities may find getting in and out of the Carbonear community centre a little easier come this spring.

During this week’s public meeting, council approved the administrative committee’s recommendation, as put forth by committee chairman councillor Chris O’Grady, to add two more blue zone parking spaces to the parking lot at the Conception Bay Regional Community Centre.

The parking lot currently boasts six blue zone parking spaces, but O’Grady said concerns had been expressed to the Town that six spaces aren’t enough.

The two new spaces will be added when line painting begins in the spring.

The motion passed unanimously without further discussion.

The community centre is home to the Carbonear Public Library, Princess Shelia NaGeira Theatre, council chambers, and a multi-purpose community room.

That multi-purpose room, along with a new kitchenette and renovations to the theatre’s backstage, was funded by the federal and provincial governments to the tune of $528,382 and $203,223 respectively. The Town pitched in some $81,500 for the work.

The parking lot also serves people who leave their vehicles for a stroll along the George W. Earle Promenade boardwalk.

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