Construction work on the Yardman arena is set to begin in a matter of days — in preparation for the a-h-l’s belleville senators coming to the friendly city.
While many residents are pleased with the return of hockey to belleville, some are concerned about the deal the city of belleville worked with the team’s owner.
Some details like the amount of a loan made by the city to the pro hockey club haven’t been released to the public.
One Belleville man is trying to get that information through a freedom of information request– but Belleville’s mayor stands by the agreement.
“You have guidelines to work with and transparency and under the municipal act you do what you can and make sure that you’re forthwith in bringing information forward to anybody.
At any time any citizen in a municipality across the province is more than welcome to obtain as much information as possible in any relationship or any partnership.
We’re looking forward to having a prosperous partnership with the Belleville Senators.”