Plans are now being formulated for new Rimbey lodge

The funding is in place to begin work on a new lodge, but plans for the facility are still in the infancy state.

The funding is in place to begin work on a new lodge, but plans for the facility are still in the infancy state.

Chairman of Rimoka Housing Foundation Paul McLauchlin said a meeting will be held on June 18 at which time the board will come up with a resident consultation plan.

“It’s very important that we keep residents in the loop and let them know what’s going on,” he said.

At this point, the primary issue is that $13.3 million has been allocated to go towards a care facility.

However, plans as to how the money will be spent are still up in the air.

“Nothing is written in stone. The need has been identified, but there is a lot of flexibility as to how the dollars will be spent,” said McLauchlin. “Everything is a process,” he added.

The board chairman said conversations with residents of Parkland Manor have indicated some people are happy to stay where they are.

“Some people say they are very happy where they are, others are ready to sign up (for a new facility).”

Rimoka housing will be working with municipal affairs to come up with a needs assessment and a design plan.