City Council worried about state of Kitty Market
July 6, 2004
THE Georgetown Mayor and City Council has expressed serious concern over the dilapidated state of the Kitty Market building.
In a release, it said the situation was highlighted at the statutory meeting last week and Deputy Mayor, Mr. Robert Williams, councillors, the Town Clerk, the City Engineer, the Clerk of Markets and other city officials visited the facility for a first hand look at the situation and to determine the way forward for the market.
The City Engineer noted that initial works to repair the building would cost about $10M.
Moreover, the council said it is contemplating modernising the operations of the market to improve standards and increase profitability.
It said Williams requested the engineer to design an appropriate project for the councilís consideration to rehabilitate the Kitty Market.
The building was constructed around 1930 by the Dutch immigrants, the council noted.