Seniors Centre location decided


A decision on the Medicine Hat Seniors Centre location is now a done deal.  Last night at City Hall, council voted of 6-3, the Primrose Drive location was defeated, and the motion to renovate the Veiner Centre was passed. Previous surveys suggested over 50% of respondents wanted the Primrose location. After the vote, Mayor Ted Clugston said that when talking one to one with many seniors, he said it was unanimous that they wanted the Veiner Centre. Counillor Robert Dumonowski wasn’t so sure, and when he asked the seniors in the gallery if they wanted the Primrose Drive location, a vast majority raised their hands. Gordon Nott, chair of the Senior Citizens Advisory Council said he was also totally disappointed with the decision. Nott says that Hatters are dealing with a council who is strictly interested in the bottom line. An engineering firm will be hired to come up with a design and possible cost, but estimates are that the renovations would cost around $5 million dollars.