Town officials get update on shelter project

The mayor said there were a couple of sites where he believes the project will receive less resistance from the community

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

A location for the crisis centre’s safe shelter project is a hot topic in town, and council has received a report on the progress after a recent meeting.

Council passed a resolution at a meeting on June 25 to establish a community committee chaired by Mayor Rod Perkins, and in conjunction with the West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre, to work expeditiously to find a suitable location for the centre’s project.

The project includes a new outreach building for the centre, and a new women’s shelter. The project was being proposed for a parcel of land north of Caleb Village, but citizens in the area contested the location citing safety concerns.

Perkins said the committee had a good meeting the week before the council meeting on July 16 when a report on the progress was to be provided in accordance with the resolution in June. He noted that there was a good turnout and a representative from the women’s shelter in Melfort was there to answer questions.

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