Breslau residents speak out against proposed school
Over two hundred Breslau residents attended a meeting Thursday night about a proposed Catholic school. February, 26, 2015
Published Friday, February 27, 2015 11:42AM EST
More than two hundred Breslau residents packed an open house meeting Thursday night. Many were there to speak out against a proposal to build a new Catholic school in Breslau Memorial park. The proposed new school would also have a library that would connect to the existing community centre.
Resident Rich Quack says it’s the wrong site and the wrong time, “I think they should explore other avenues as opposed to trying to push it in everyone's face and the need to get it.”
The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is offering to pay the township $1.75 million dollars for the land. Officials say they'll also build a public library on it.
Resident, Maroslav Markovic says, “It’s awesome that they're bringing in the Catholic board but it's the wrong location for it.”
Putting the school in the proposed spot would mean developing more than four acres of the Breslau Memorial park a space many community homes back on to.
Resident Iva Mader says, “To not keep our park space when we have so many more people does not seem right”
If the spot is rejected the board says it may have no choice but to purchase private land from a developer. In that case building a public library would no longer be possible.