On October 18, 2017, a delegation of Saltair voters presented the Electoral Area Services Committee (EASC) of the CVRD with a petition signed by 628 Saltair residents, which had been produced in just three weeks. The petition asked for a referendum to establish whether the community does or does not support spending Saltair tax and… Continue reading 628 Saltairians Sign Petition
At the September 20, 2017 EASC Meeting, Area G Director Mel Dorey said in his opinion this is “a smear web site”. He said people are telling him this site contains “alternate facts” and “fake facts”. We strive for accuracy. We are happy to engage in conversations about the accuracy of any factual assertions on… Continue reading Fake Facts
It is at least disturbing to learn the CVRD and our Area G Director are ignoring the expert reports that recently cost Saltair $16,000 to obtain. MAE clearly said it would cost $1.6 Million or $1.7 Million to keep the old Mount Brenton School building running over the next five years and that a 10-year,… Continue reading Ignoring the Expert
In the October 2017 edition of Take 5, CVRD Area G Director, Mel Dorey, said, “Unfortunately, there is a naysayer group of about six people who are out in the community trying to undermine the project.” Dorey’s estimate about the size of the “naysayer” group is as inaccurate as his perception of the group’s purpose.… Continue reading Naysayers
Don Bodger, Editor of the Chemainus Valley Courier, attended our September 24, 2017 community meeting about spending Saltair grant and tax money on restoring the Saltair Community Centre building. You can read his news story about the event at http://www.chemainusvalleycourier.ca/home/saltair-residents-lay-out-the-groundwork-for-a-referendum-on-community-centre/
At 2:00 P.M. on September 24, 2017, the Chemainus Senior’s Drop-in Centre was packed.
The Mt. Brenton Elementary School property was purchased in 2014 without a referendum to house the Saltair Community Centre at an apparent cost of $300,000. It was bought without a full building assessment, which was subsequently completed on July 21, 2017. The total cost for repairs and upgrades as estimated by the engineering firm appointed… Continue reading Saltair Community Centre Building Condition Assessment Reports