On the Cannon Seashore Metropolis Council work session on July 12, the Metropolis Council mentioned alternate places for the Cannon Seashore Meals Pantry.
The Metropolis Council requested Metropolis of Cannon Seashore workers to analyze if there have been different places the meals pantry may very well be moved to. The investigation was advised as a result of bodily circumstances of the previous Cannon Seashore Elementary property the place the meals pantry is at the moment situated.
“We will maintain the present constructing so long as it is usable,” Mayor Sam Steidel mentioned. “We’re taking a look at a backup plan and we’ve a listing of the place you’ll be able to go if wanted.”
Metropolis workers submitted the next advised places: the Tolovana Cache web site, the Echo Cache web site, the RV park, and the WWTP/recycling lot.
As well as, metropolis workers additionally introduced their findings on buying a brand new modular constructing if one is required on the present web site or the brand new relocation web site. Buying a modular constructing comparable in measurement to the present facility would price roughly $300,000.
Rock Wickham, a Cannon Seashore Meals Pantry board member and long-time volunteer, expressed his concern to the Metropolis Council.
“I want to make a suggestion, truly a plea, that we be allowed to maintain our residence at the old-fashioned,” Wickham mentioned. “It really works very nicely for a lot of of our purchasers. You’ve gotten privateness; they’ll take the bus and decide up their meals and take the bus dwelling. We spent numerous time, effort and a few cash to enhance the inside, though the outside wants slightly work, however it’s a very purposeful place for us and really accessible for a lot of of our purchasers”.
Lila Wickham echoed Rock’s request.
“Our neighborhood has a poverty fee of 18 %,” Wickham mentioned. “The neighborhood wants meals. I simply do not suppose meals pantry employees or their beneficiaries want extra stress. With lease going up, meals going up, gasoline going up, individuals want stability proper now, not change.
The Metropolis Council requested extra info concerning the price of renovations to the Cannon Seashore Elementary Faculty buildings, in addition to extra relocation prices. No formal motion has been taken right now.