Town center expenses were for contractor

Published 5:23 pm Friday, March 6, 2020

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In January the newspaper article “Windsor Town Center not a money-maker” cited town records as showing $98,165 in expenses for the first year of operation. For clarification, a large part of that was a payment of over $90,000 to the contractor for completion of the building renovation, with the remainder being operational costs.

In the first year of operation, the numbers indicate that over 7,000 people used this facility. That success can be attributed to the versatility of the 14,000 square feet and the support of many people and organizations in the town and county, including the Isle of Wight (IOW) County Board of Supervisors, the IOW School Board, and the IOW Parks and Recreation.

We also want to thank your newspaper for covering this project from its inception. At times it seemed impossible to transform this dilapidated structure on the demolition list into a beautiful space that could meet the many needs of our community. But dreams can become reality when we all work together!


Carita J. Richardson