Pictou County Wellness Centre Building Authority serves notice to Nustadia
The Board of Directors of the Pictou County Wellness Centre Building Authority will not renew the Facility Management and Operating Agreement with Nustadia Recreation Inc. when the current contract expires March 31, 2018.
In a media release, the Wellness Centre Building Authority stated the decision was made after discussions with the board’s Facilities Management Review Team, a detailed assessment of past operating and financial performance of the Wellness Facility as well as the current facility operating issues and opportunities.
The Building Authority Board stated it is grateful to Nustadia for their contribution to the initial commissioning and development of the PCWC. “However the Board is confident that the experience and operating expertise present within the Facility Management Review Team will enable it to design and implement a new organizational structure and leadership team capable of meeting the facility and community needs going forward.”
Trenton Mayor Shannon MacInnis, who serves as the chair of the board for the Wellness Centre Building Authority said he is confident they can provide as good or better service for a better price for the residents of Pictou County. The base contract with Nustadia cost approximately $127,000 a year, he said.
MacInnis said they will be working with Nustadia to ensure a smooth transition.
“This is just another important step required to optimize the delivery of mandated services in the most efficient and effective manner possible and to further reduce the amount of the financial support required of the participating Pictou County Municipalities,” he said. “Our focus will be to provide the best possible service to our citizens at reduced cost to our County’s taxpayers.”