The purchase of new benches for Josephine Street was approved at the BIA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in March with $30,000 being allocated for the benches in the 2023 budget. These benches will be placed where the existing benches are located.
A subcommittee researched and put out RFQ’s (request for quotes) to various Canadian suppliers. Classic Displays in Mississauga was selected by the Wingham BIA board to supply the new benches. The actual cost for the benches came in at $20,000 + HST.
The new benches have a slightly higher seat height and an extra arm at the 1/3 – 2/3 split to make it easier for anyone to sit down and get up from the benches.
The North Huron Works Dept will be installing the new benches in the spring of 2024. We look forward to these beautiful new maintenance free benches replacing the old ones!
The old benches will be refurbished and then installed along the Wingham Community Trail, replacing benches that are deteriorated, and/or providing additional benches along the trail. The $30,000 that was budgeted for the new benches included an allocation of $5,000 for refurbishing the old benches.
The BIA Board