Goderich Council Not Interested In Operating Marine Museum

Goderich Council has decided it’s not interested in operating the Marine Museum at the foot of West Street.

C-A-O Larry McCabe explains the town owns the Marine Museum but it has been operated by the county.

A decision was recently made by the county that it was no longer viable, and the revenue it was generating would not cover the costs of bringing it up to acceptable standards, so the county asked the town to assume responsibility for the museum.

McCabe says the town received a report from the Health and Safety Committee this week and also authorized a third party to look at hazardous substances like lead paint in the building as well as meeting provincial accessibility standards.

McCabe says based on those reports council decided to remove the Marine Museum from its current location and shut it down.