Pincourt signs sports centre lease
Project one step closer to fruition
Mayor Yvan Cardinal and members of Groupe Thibault, Rhéaume et Associés signed the paperwork which will “pass the puck to the Thibault team,” joked a jovial Cardinal during the Oct. 2 event.
The members of the Thibault team included president Jocelyn Thibault, Stephen Cabana and Benoît Goulet.
The news means the abandoned building located at the corner of Fifth Ave. and Pincourt Blvd. will finally be completed.
Thibault said the company is aiming for a Sept. 1, 2014 opening date.
“This is a beautiful page of history,” Pincourt Town Manager Michel Perrier said, adding, “This is the culmination of a project that everyone has been waiting for a long time.”
The town and Groupe Thibault, Rhéaume et Associés announced the
A decade old sports complex project in Pincourt that has been mired in bad luck finally turned the corner last week with the signing of a long-term lease and service agreement.
long-term lease agreement in late June. Last week’s event was the final hurdle that needed to be cleared before work could begin. Groupe Thibault says it will begin a selection process to award work contracts over the coming weeks.
The more than $5-million sports complex was first slated to be built in 2003 by a non-profit corporation which later declared bankruptcy and pulled out altogether when building costs exceeded their expectations.
A long legal battle involving the town, the contractor, the bank and others ended four years ago when the Quebec Superior Court ordered the building be sold and all profits be given to anyone owed money. With no one interested in buying, the town eventually bought the land instead.
Pincourt Mayor Yvan Cardinal and members of Groupe Thibault, Rhéaume et Associés including
included president Jocelyn Thibault, Stephen Cabana and Benoît Goulet.