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Is the CVRD’s Electoral Area Services Committee (the “EASC”) second-guessing its own expert reports?

On August 16, 2017, McCuaig and Associates Engineering Ltd. (“McCuaig”) presented a summary of its expert facility condition assessment reports regarding the Saltair Community Centre to the EASC.  In part, McCuaig: Found a range of conditions from Excellent to Very Poor with most appearing to fall in the Fair category. Found the oldest part of… Continue reading Is the CVRD’s Electoral Area Services Committee (the “EASC”) second-guessing its own expert reports?

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Saltair Community Centre could cost Saltair taxpayers another $3M

In its July 21, 2017 Facility Condition Assessment of the Saltair Community Centre (SCC), McCuaig and Associates Engineering Ltd. reported major maintenance and renewal goals at the SCC might cost $3,074,593 over the next 10 years.  In 2012, the CVRD calculated the cost of borrowing $3,000,000 over 25 years was $5,400,000.  The Condition Assessment recommends… Continue reading Saltair Community Centre could cost Saltair taxpayers another $3M

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SCS Signs Lease and Service Agreement

In part, a recent post at http://www.sunnysaltair.ca/community-update/saltair-community-centre-society-news/ states, “The Saltair Community Society is pleased to announce that an ‘Agreement for Services and a Building Lease have been signed with the CVRD. The agreement and lease term runs until December 31st, 2018. During this time, we will continue to work to achieve our goal of successfully operating the… Continue reading SCS Signs Lease and Service Agreement

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Comprehensive Building Assessment Finally Starts

Almost three years after the CVRD bought the old Mt. Breton Elementary School, a contract has been awarded to McCuaig and Associates Engineering Limited, http://www.mccuaig.net/BuildingAssessments.php , to undertake conditional assessment work on what is now the Saltair Community Centre building for a contract value of $16,400 (excluding taxes). There are provisions for additional work as… Continue reading Comprehensive Building Assessment Finally Starts

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Controversial Reflections

Earlier this month, SDRA President John Silins resigned.  In a memorandum, which can be found at http://www.sunnysaltair.ca/community-update/sdra-president-john-silins-retirement-reflections/, he reflected on his eight years as an SDRA director and four years as president. In part, Silins commented on the CVRD’s decision to purchase the old, Mount Breton Elementary School and grounds.  He said, “Soon after the… Continue reading Controversial Reflections

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SCS Signs Lease and Services Agreement

In part, a recent post at http://www.sunnysaltair.ca/community-update/saltair-community-centre-society-news/ says the Saltair Community Society is pleased to announce that an ‘Agreement for Services and a Building Lease have been signed with the CVRD.  The agreement and lease term runs until December 31st, 2018.  During this time, we will continue to work to achieve our goal of successfully… Continue reading SCS Signs Lease and Services Agreement