PRESCOTT – Town council is dangling a cheque for up to $50,000 in front of the Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Township council in hopes of enticing it to support Prescott’s application for money to build a new arena.
E/C council has until midnight on Monday to accept the deal or Prescott will take the offer off the table, town council decided this week.
When an identical offer from Augusta is added, it would mean E/C would receive up to $100,000 from its two neighbours to operate its two arenas this year and into the future.
The Monday midnight deadline is crucial for Prescott. The last day for submitting its application for arena funding is Tuesday, and the town wants support from E/C township to strengthen its bid for provincial cash.
At an emergency meeting this week, Prescott council voted to sweeten its offer for the cost-sharing of South Grenville arenas by accepting a compromise proposal presented by Augusta Township.