Cobourg Community Centre operating costs

On April 20, 2011 in the Northumberland News, Mayor Brocanier is quoted as saying, “Welcome everyone to your community centre. The centre is a gift to the community”. It was a $27.4 Million dollar project that received $18 million from the federal and provincial governments, $6.4 million from the Town of Cobourg via development charges and the rest coming from a $3.1 Million dollar fundraising campaign.

It is currently costing Cobourg citizens around $800,000 a year to operate.

The Cobourg Taxpayers Association has identified the Cobourg Community Centre (CCC) as a project requiring our attention but we have not yet discussed and agreed on a plan of action. It is being currently assessed with regards to what the next steps are.

There are two very important objectives under consideration:

  1. To find out if the town has learned anything from their experience and possible mistakes made that they could use on other projects in the future. If not, we would like to help them do that.
  2. Recognize that the CCC plays a very important role in the life of our community, and how can we harness all the talent, experience and creativity in our town to explore ways to help the centre thrive financially.