December 2009, Scugog Standard –
“Scugog Township is holding off on advertising a vacancy in its Municipal Offices, pending provincial funding that would allow the township to retain the space’s current tenant – a “win-win” situation as described by Mayor Marilyn Pearce. The space, which formerly housed the Visitor and Business Centre, is all but being held for the Scugog Council for the Arts (SCA) pending the annual announcement of money from the Ontario-Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) which, according to CAO Bev Hendry, is likely to happen despite some concern amongst councillors that the money would not be awarded this year.
A staff report on the vacancy was tabled until the OMPF money is confirmed and any plans for advertising the space have been put on hold. Citing a letter from the SCA which proposes a new Scugog Arts Resource Centre for the space, the mayor reasoned that the SCA would fulfill a major part of the township’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Masterplan by developing an arts and culture resource and would also retain public washrooms in Port Perry’s downtown core.”