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Ontario officials tackle effort to restore homeless shelter

Ron Verini, Ontario mayor, confirmed city leaders are now reviewing a plan to create a homeless day shelter at the former city public works building. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – Ontario city officials are considering converting a former public works building into a homeless shelter, restoring a service gone from the community for a year.

Adam Brown, Ontario city manager, said that at nearly 5,000 square feet, the building is perfect for the need.

“Honestly, there couldn’t be a building more suited for it because it already has a kitchen, bathroom and a shower,” said Brown.

Brown said he envisions the city leasing the facility to Community in Action, a local non-profit that provides services to low-income residents.

The lease, he said, would most likely need to be cheap since . . .