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Letter: Mayoral candidate commends city staff on process to relocate museum

New home will offer many benefits, says Cody Cacciotti
The Flour Mill Museum is moving from its current location at 245 St. Charles St. to a new home in O’Connor Park. (Supplied)

I recently attended a public information session regarding the relocation of the Flour Mill Museum from St. Charles Street to O'Connor Park.

The St. Charles Street pumping station was originally constructed in the 1930s to serve the Flour Mill area, but its structure and forcemain are deteriorating and require replacement. The proposed move of the historic buildings is necessary to facilitate the construction of a new lift station.

I would like to commend city staff for presenting a well-thought-out plan to residents and allowing ample opportunity for community input.

The project shows considerable co-operation between the Water/Wastewater department and Citizens Services who are working in concert to provide the best possible benefit to the citizens of the Flour Mill.

The museum's new location in O'Connor Park will provide the city with a greater opportunity to offer programming, increase visitation and ensure that the site is being used to its full potential. It is a great fit combining heritage assets with park space and a splash pad to create a family friendly destination for residents and visitors alike. 

As we move forward, we must continue to encourage even greater collaboration between municipal departments on all future projects. This will ensure that we are allocating our tax dollars wisely, leveraging our assets appropriately and providing the best value for dollar to citizens all across the city.

Cody Cacciotti
Mayoral Candidate for the City of Greater Sudbury