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Ontario makes $1.5 Million Investment to Renovate Keene’s Arena

The Mayor and Council of the Township of Otonabee South-Monaghan are pleased to announce
that the Provincial and Municipal Governments have approved a significant infrastructure
investment for the Otonabee Memorial Community Centre (OMCC) Phase 2 Renovation
Construction Project in the amount of $2,151,600.

“Arenas are the glue that binds our communities, and a buzz of activity and I’m proud to be part
of a Government building stronger communities through supporting critical arena renovations,”
commented the Honourable David Piccini, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
and MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South.

“The OMCC is a hub of activity in the community and this infrastructure investment will ensure that it continues to serve the needs of the community and its residents, well into the future,” MPP Piccini added.


The Phase 2 OMCC Renovation Construction Project would see the renovation of the existing
first floor (lobby, dressing rooms) and second floor (Gold Room) and a small addition added to
the front of the existing building to allow for the construction of larger dressing rooms and
washrooms to bring the facility up to current acceptable standards.


The Provincial Government is contributing 73.3% in total eligible costs up to a maximum of
$1,577,122.80 towards the project under the Strategic Priorities Infrastructure Fund (SPIF) –
Sport and Community Renewal Stream. OSM Township will contribute 26.70% of total eligible
project costs or $574,477.20.


“I am excited about this very important investment in our community infrastructure at the
OMCC, commented Mayor Joe Taylor “The Township of Otonabee South-Monaghan is
extremely grateful for the investment by the Province in addition to OSM Township’s
contribution in this exciting project which will benefit all of our citizens and businesses”, he
added.