North Glengarry council has approved a one-time lump sum payment of $100,000 for Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital so it can replace the Dectron dehumidifier in the swimming pool.
In February, the hospital’s CEO, Linda Morrow, told council that the 17-year-old unit is at the end of its life cycle. A new one would be needed by the summer or the humidity levels in the pool would be too high to allow for any sort of comfortable activity. The hospital receives $20,000 from the township every year to support the pool’s operations. The $100,000 is an advance of these payments over the next five years. “The remaining $80,000 would be advanced in lieu of annual payments of $20,000 for the years 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022,” says a staff report.