At the regular meeting of Kimberley City Council on Monday evening, Council released to the public some information that had been discussed in camera at a meeting on July 28.
Under discussion was the potential relocation of the Kimberley Heritage Museum from the top floor of the Public Library building into the Mark Creek Mall.
The main reason the museum would request a move is space, which is limited at their current location.
According to the information released by Council, the museum’s potential move was expanded to a plan that would see a number of different business support services located in that building as well, and the provision of public washrooms. No details as to what those business support services might be were provided, although Mayor Ron McRae indicated a press release would be coming from the City by the end of the week.
Full financial costs associated with the relocation of the museum, leasehold improvements and ongoing operational costs still need to be researched and assessed, along with the development of a business plan.
Coun. Kent Goodwin said he needed to see that full report in order to determine whether such a move was affordable.
“It’s not clear to me yet that it is,” he said.