Pic­tou County Well­ness Cen­tre Build­ing Au­thor­ity serves no­tice to Nus­ta­dia

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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.”

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