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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

KPMG MeadowLink Study Update

December 14, 2009

I am pleased to inform you that we have received the report from KPMG regarding their re - evaluation of the 2003 study into the feasibility of constructing a $6.5 million, 60 - bed, semi - dependent care seniors facility on property the Association owns overlooking Richards Landing, the St. Joseph Channel and North Shore.

KPMG confirms the project's continued feasibility despite a 50% increase in construction costs. Feasibility is contingent (as before) on the Association successfully soliciting capital funding from upper levels of government through intiatives such as the federal stimulus, federal - provincial infrastructure and social and supportive housing development programs.

The Association has also been in touch with staff at various provincial and federal ministries and agencies who have indicated supplemental funding may also be available for some of the peripheral and start up costs.

At the Association's board meeting Thursday, December 3, a resolution was passed committing the organization to completing all planning items through to the "shovel - ready" stage. This includes development of a full five - year business and marketing plan, negotiating a minor property purchase from abutting landowner, undertaking an environmental screening of the roject, and having a a commercial entrance from Hwy 548 designed to meet MTO requirements.

The board wishes to thank those municipalities who contributed towards the cost of the KPMG work to date. Your assistance in this matter and support for this initiative is very much appreciated.

MMHA will keep its municipal and community partners and members of the public informed as things move forward. Please be sure to check back at matthewsmemorialhospitalassociation.blogspot.com for the latest updates.

Connie Witty
Chair - MMHA Board of Directors

Membership Eligibility

According to the Association's bylaws, membership eligibility is as follows:

Bylaw 4.02 Eligibility of Membership – All persons 18 years of age and over permanently residing upon St. Joseph Island or in the Townships of Johnson, Laird, MacDonald, Meredith, Aberdeen Additional, Plummer Additional, Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional and in the Town of Bruce Mines shall be eligible for membership in the Association. A person shall not be considered a permanent resident within the meaning of this paragraph until after at least one (1) year’s continuous primary residence in the areas described. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no person is eligible to be a member of the Association if he/she is an employee of Sault Area Hospitals or its successor or an employee of the Matthews Memorial Hospital Association or any medical practitioner or his/her immediate family.

Bylaw 4.04 Membership Dues – Each member shall pay to the Treasurer of the Association dues in the sum of one dollar ($1.00) on or before the annual meeting each year to be considered a member in good standing of the Association.

MMHA eMail Address

Contact the Matthews Memorial Hospital Association at:
 

mmha.sji@gmail.com