CORNWALL, Ontario - City council has approved a new fee for using the east parking lot at the Cornwall Civic Complex.
The fee will be $100 (plus HST), unless the agency looking to use the space is a not-for-profit group, in which case the fee will be reduced to $70.
It is anticipated that the revenue from the rental of the parking lot would be about $800 per year.
"We're looking at groups avoiding using (Lamoureux Park) by instead using the parking lot," said Christine Lefebvre, the city's recreation manager, who added there were three requests for the parking lot last year.
The city believes by charging a fee, it would help the department in covering staff labour for barricading the parking lot, and if required, setting up equipment such as tables and chairs.