Campground renos sought

The Lumby Lions are hoping to undertake extensive repairs and renovations to the campground

A popular Lumby campground could be getting some upgrades.

The Lumby Lions are hoping to undertake extensive repairs and renovations to the campground washrooms and grounds which the club runs.

Funds from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program are being sought to assist with the work, which is estimated to cost around $60,000 (half of which would come from the Lions).

“The grounds and building are owned by the village which leases it to us. We use it as a fundraiser and the money raised goes back into the community,” said Keith Milne, Lions treasurer.

“The campground is well used with about 1,800 campers a year,” said Coun. Nick Hodge, adding that the site attracts traffic from the highway into the village.

The upgrades are to include replacing the showers, sinks and possibly new water-saving toilets, as well as some structural work.

“We have eight showers but there’s nothing for the handicapped so we’d like to put in six and add two handicap stalls,” said Milne.

If approved, the Lions hope to undertake construction in early October 2016, using a professional contractor, possibly with some Lion labour to reduce the cost.

For the record books

Finding old records and files will be a lot easier thanks to the hard work of staff in Lumby.

An update to the records and retention bylaw has been established which will assist council and staff in the future.

“It’s one of those big administrative jobs that if it had been in place four years ago our lives would be much easier,” said Coun. Nick Hodge.

“Now we’ve just re-organized the office and freed up some extra space and made some room for the new building inspector so he has some room to store.”