Maintaining CK Arenas Costly
May 5, 2014 10:24am
Keeping Chatham-Kent arenas up to date and in safe working order isn’t cheap.
Over $600,000 has been set aside for the arenas lifecycle budget this year. The most expensive project totals over $100,000 to replace two mechanical dehumidifiers at Blenheim Arena that have lived out their life expectancy.
Over $74,000 was set aside for energy upgrades that include LED lighting and energy regulating devices, at various arenas, while a number of smaller upgrades and $80,000 in a contingency fund make up the rest of the expenditures.
The expenditures are up for approval at tonight’s Chatham-Kent Council meeting, and if given the green light would leave $1.4-million in reserves for next year’s repairs and upgrades.