Uses for Petch House.The first was suggested two years ago, after the building's completion and without aid or cost of consultants. The community was asked and Council received input.
I suggested a souvenir and information/tourist centre.
Encouragement for local artisans to create souvenirs of Aurora. Photographers creating postcards showcasing the town? Woodcutters and weavers, potters and painters and candlestick makers . An outlet created for one of a kind artifacts unique to Our Town.
Copies of old cards could be merchandised.
With heat, light and toilet facilities,special events staff could be perfectly situated to serve the community. Or a co-op could be organized. Or Seniors recruited.
Oh Dearie Me ,no.... such an idea is without validity, save it has a price tag of millions and pockets
are picked to pay for it.
Like the second suggestion.
Build a " skating path" and use Petch house for a footware change shed for skaters four or five times a year.
A "skating path "
Like Rideau Canal ? Without freezing temperatures? Are we talking artificial ice? On the trail system?
At what price?
I understand the Consultant's Presentation will be made to Council on Tuesday.
All the ideas for using millions of dollars worth of property, bought with taxpayers' money with no purpose in mind.
The consultant will advise ...so Councillors won't be accused of pandering to special interests group
And management won't be held responsible either.