Future unsure for drag races

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Council shall be assembly with the North Shore Cruisers to debate the destiny of the 2022 drag races in Elliot Lake.

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There was a lot dialogue on the Feb. 28 assembly concerning the way forward for the annual drag races after workers really useful that they be cancelled for the third consecutive yr.

CAO Daniel Gagnon instructed council that the races must be cancelled, not because of the pandemic, however on account of funds points.

He stated there was a time crunch, workers must be employed and the funds must be revisited. Gagnon described the recreation funds as “lean”, and that the Wawa drag races had been additionally being cancelled on account of related points.

Mayor Dan Marchisella stated town would have needed to begin getting the occasion’s massive sponsors again in January.

Councillor Sandy Finamore stated there must be a gathering with the drag race committee earlier than any resolution is made and that the North Shore Cruisers are prepared to carry one as quickly as potential.

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“If we determine tonight to not have the race, there’ll by no means be one other one in Elliot Lake,” stated Finamore, including that it was not truthful to decide with out assembly with the committee.

Councillor Chris Patrie agreed with Finamore.

He stated to cancel it for a 3rd yr, the occasion would lose momentum. Patrie stated the committee must be concerned however was involved about the fee to the taxpayer.

The councillor stated he needs to see the occasion go ahead, however that an occasion this huge must be earning profits and never be an expense to municipality.

Councillor Ed Pearce agreed that the committee must be allowed to weigh in on the choice however didn’t need town to be spending cash on the occasion.

Mayor Dan Marchisella stated the drag races have value the group much less with every passing yr, however stated he can be prepared to defer the choice so council might meet with the drag race committee.

Workers was directed to satisfy with the committee and a call shall be made on the subsequent council assembly.

File photoCity council will determine whether or not the drag races shall be held this summer season after assembly with the drag race committee.

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