On December 15th, CVRD Corporate Secretary Joe Barry sent an email to Lynne Smith. In part, Mr. Barry said, “However, if you are still thinking that there might be a referendum regarding the Saltair Community Centre, the Directors do not support holding a referendum.” Before the property was purchased in 2014, Saltairians asked for a… Continue reading CVRD Directors Deny Saltair Petition
Why is the CVRD Board not being presented with comparisons? 1) New purpose built building that meets currents building codes, accessible to all, maybe even solar panels and can be a CVRD designated Emergency Shelter for Saltair residents in the event of an earthquake. The Saltair Community Society could help design the building to run… Continue reading New Saltair Community Centre?
The Lemon will continue to deteriorate and rot. The bandaid will last for a while but it also has a life span. The Former Mt. Brenton School (Saltair Community Centre) building was built during a time when asbestos was the king in building materials. When people walk down the halls they might take a look at the… Continue reading $300,000 Bandaid on a Lemon
Directors, I was very disappointed to learn staff has recommended the CVRD spend $300,000 of Saltair tax and grant money in 2017 to maintain the old Mt. Brenton Elementary School building (29 Nov 2017 CVRD Board meeting Staff Report 24 Nov 2017). This is only about 40% of what McCuaig & Associates Engineering said needed… Continue reading Is this the CVRD’s response to our petition (an open letter to our CVRD Directors)?
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