ACS finds new home

By Karen Fallon

Council agreed to lease the former Victoria Street Cultural Centre to Amherstburg Community Services for a period of ten years, at its meeting held Aug. 17.

In a report by CAO Pamela Malott, it was noted that council has debated the disposition of the old arena on Victoria Street, which has been used in the past as a senior’s centre and a meeting place for many smaller service clubs, for approximately two years.

A former tenant of the cultural center, The Fort Malden Golden Age Club has since moved to the United Communities Credit Union Complex where it is noted rental space is also available for groups who have previously rented space at the cultural center.

At a recent In-camera meeting, council discussed entering into an agreement with Amherstburg Community Services which offers assistance in finding solutions to social, legal, health, and governmental concerns by providing information or by referring inquires to the appropriate service available in the community.

Established in 1973, the organization is supported by The United Way of Windsor-Essex County; municipal grants; The Ministry of Health (Long Term Care Division); and by private and business donations.

Services provided by Amherstburg Community Services include Meals on Wheels, Care a Van Senior Transportation, Coats for Kids, Free Income Tax Clinic.

Currently the organization utilizes two buildings for their services, notes Malott in her report. “It was brought to our attention that the organization was seeking a suitable location within one building.”

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