BMI

SouthShoreNow.ca

Everything you need to know about Nova Scotia's South Shore

  
In-House  Bloggers
RoadDog blog
Her-Land
Our Citizen Bloggers
1940sexperiment.com
Ripples2Waves
In The News
Adam Mertens
The Wild Rovers
Cheryl Pickens
Sour Kraut
Frugal and Greenish

Request for proposals draws seven submissions

by Robert Hirtle

 LUNENBURG - A request for proposals (RFP) which will hopefully help determine the future of historic Lunenburg Academy has closed with the reception of seven submissions.

 Back in August, council committed up to $13,000 in funding towards a consultant's study to explore the viability of repurposing the 116-year-old structure, which will cease to operate as a public school once the new Bluenose Academy opens in 2012.

 The study will determine an overall operational cost analysis in order to understand the basic financial investment that will be needed to maintain the structure, as well as clarify what community organizations should be charged for utilizing space in the building for a day, evening or series of days.

 The study will also look at the feasibility of the Academy for heritage, cultural and educational purposes, taking into consideration the numerous suggestions which have already been submitted by the public.

 Mayor Laurence Mawhinney said last week that the RFP submissions will be reviewed by the Academy Task Force over the coming days, and that group will report back to council "with the expectation that we'd have something to move forward on at that time."

 The budget for the study was set at a maximum of $65,000 with the town contributing up to 20 per cent of the cost. Applications will be made to federal and provincial government sources to cover the balance of the funding.



posted on 11/23/11
comments powered by Disqus
Sections
 
Navigation
 
Our archivesSubscribeSend feedbackPrivacy PolicyRSS headlines Add RSS Headlines
© 2013 Lighthouse Media Group
  
Home >
Tearsheets
Market square
Community calendar
Education
Employment
Subscriptions
Testimonials
Contact us
News >
Online Edition
News videos
News archives
Special supplements
Regional media
Subscription
Follow us on Twitter

About>
About us
Meet the team
Contact us
Video >
All videos
3 on 3 — Local Sports
About — Real People
Face to Face
Platform
On Business
U-Vid — Youth Video
S-Video Festival
Video Archive
What's Cookin'
Advertising videos
Festivals and events
News now
Take me home
Streeters
Design Studio >
Web design
Video production
Print design
Print work

Shopping >
Store flyers

Advertise with us >
Ad rates
Online classifieds
Newspaper classifieds
Web advertising
Community >
Blogs
Events
Facebook
Our social network
Guestbook

Announcements >
Obituaries
Contact to make announcement

TV GUIDES >
Earth friendly news
Printable Guide
TV Passport
Useful pages >
Auto guide
Education
Employment
Gardening
Gas prices
Greatest Loser
Green Pages
History
Tourism
Newsletters >
Breaking news
General news
Entertainment
Online subscriber notification


Fun & games >
Contests
Captain Lighthouse
Crosswords
E-cards