Ontario Campground Gets Govt. Funding
Construction of a new RV park at Chippewa Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario, should be completed before the end of the year, park officials say.
After thorough deliberation Monday (July 28), the Thunder Bay City Council approved a grant of about $200,000 in reserve funds to the park, according to The Chronicle Journal, Thunder Bay.
Most of the money will go the construction of the new RV park, which will feature 32 sites with full services including power up to 50 amps.
Construction is expected to take between three and four months.
Estimates place the cost of installing the RV park‘s electrical wiring alone at about $130,000.
The remainder of the city funds will be applied to grading and curb improvements and other repair projects.
Friends of Chippewa Park president Bill Lafontaine said that the city can expect to see its investment turn a profit before long.
“They should be showing a complete profit within five years of the spending of the $200,000,” said Lafontaine.
This week‘s grant comes on the heels of two grants worth a total of $250,000 for the park from Employment Ontario and the Great Lakes Renewal Foundation.
Those funds will be used for hiring and training nine short-term park employees to work on cabin repairs and beach cleanups throughout the summer.