Tottenham Lions Club seeks rate reduction as fewer members to cover it
Posted April 14,
The Tottenham and District Lions Club is turning
to New Tecumseth at its time of need for relief from the annual
maintenance fees charged on its meeting room and storage space at the
In a letter dated April 3rd signed by the Lions executive, councillors
are reminded that the Tottenham Lions donated their original hall to
the former Village in the 1970s, which was incorporated into the
arena/community centre development. In exchange the service club was
provided meeting and storage space and charged a fee for cleaning etc.
"On an annual basis these fees add to $3,932.40," according to the
letter. "When the club had close to forty members this was manageable,
but with numbers now below twenty, it has become an embarrassing amount
per capita in order to carry on our charitable work."
Among the club's notable projects over the years listed include its
purchase of Queen Street property that was used for the library; helped
develop the Conservation Area into beach and picnic area, founded the
Bluegrass Festival; and supports various organizations and causes.
"Is it possible the Council could see fit to reduce the maintenance
fees in order that the
Club can continue the local and global charitable projects it has been
engaged in since