This would have been a great New Saltair Community Centre building design but Director Dorey was in such a hurry to spend Saltair dollars on the old school building he didn’t even have the CVRD Directors look at this option when he put his motions forward at the CVRD.
$300,000 would have gone a long way towards a new Saltair Community Centre of say $500,000. A building designed for the Saltair Community, built to current codes, accessible to all, extra plugs for the quilting group, large windows for the art group, maybe even with an ocean view, energy efficient, environmentally friendly, movable walls, commercial kitchen, would meet seismic regulations to be used as a CVRD Emergency Shelter for Saltair residents in the event of an earthquake and the pluses just go on and on. With so many volunteers in Saltair this would be an amazing project.
New construction is cheaper than renewal of an old building containing asbestos, mold and the majority of the building components exceeding their life span.
But Director Dorey was in a hurry and just ran with putting Saltair dollars into the old school building. Lots of people tried to talk to him and stop him. Over 1/2 the Saltair taxpayers/voters tried with a Petition for a Referendum to stop his hasty decision.
A new building like this as the Saltair Community Centre is something Saltair taxpayers could be proud of.