City of Montreal increases contribution for new Pierrefonds-Roxboro library


Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough Mayor, Mr. Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, announced a new cost sharing agreement for costs associated with the construction of the new Pierrefonds Library. Originally, investment in this project was made according to a cost sharing agreement between the Government of Quebec (40%), the City of Montreal (40%) and the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro (20%). Under the terms of a resolution adopted by the Executive Committee of the City, in connection with the Rénovation, agrandissement et construction de bibliothèques (RAC) Program for renovation, expansion and construction of libraries, the City of Montreal will increase its contribution to 60%. Future expenses, which originally were to be assumed by the borough, will be undertaken and paid for by the City. Consequently, the borough will transfer these amounts towards implementation of other projects in its three-year Capital Expenditure Program. “With the additional funding provided by the City of Montreal, we can allocate the money we had reserved for the library in the three-year Capital Expenditure Program to other projects in Pierrefonds-Roxboro. I thank the City of Montreal for its support in this important undertaking. The future library, recognized for its innovative design with an Award of Merit by Canadian Architect magazine, will be part of our heritage and stand among the major projects in the borough. It will become a gathering place where residents have access to modern technology and a wide variety of services.” said Mr. Beis. Please note that the tender process for the construction of the library is still ongoing. The contractor responsible for the work will be determined after September 21, the date for opening of tenders. The Pierrefonds Library opening is planned for spring 2018.


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