Readers do not always fact-check articles written by their elected officials. Area G Director Mel Dorey’s column in the March 2018 edition of the Take 5 magazine suggests we need to. We need to keep our eyes open and our critical thinking skills honed. At one point, Mr. Dorey says, “In fact, the Centre is… Continue reading Doublespeak?
For the past few months, Saltair News and Views has been asking, “Should Saltair citizens have a vote (a referendum) about spending Saltair property tax and grant money on renovating the Saltair Community Centre?” We received 63 responses. 81% (51 responders) said, “Yes.” 11% (11 respondents) said, “No.” This was the second poll we took… Continue reading Poll Results
The CVRD’s proposed new water and watershed protection service and tax looks like nothing more than a cash grab. Some of the services the CVRD now wants us to pay for with an initial $15 per $100,000 tax appear to have been or are being provided already. If they aren’t, we should expect them to… Continue reading Don’t Reward Bad Behaviour
On November 29, 2017, all the CVRD directors who attended a CVRD Board Meeting, except Director Iannidinardo, approved spending another $300,000 of Saltair tax and grant money on the old school building. $130,000 of this money will come from our share of the Community Works Gas Tax, $33,000 will come from our Operating Reserves and… Continue reading Hazardous Materials in the SCC Building
Quote from Take 5 Dec/Jan 2018 CVRD Area G (Saltair) by CVRD Area G Director Dorey "Lemon: A resident filed a complaint with WorkSafeBC about a leaking roof. Lemonade: This changed the status of the building from a planned renovation to an emergency. This forced the Society to do the upgrades now." I spoke with… Continue reading Director Dorey’s Take 5 Statement Untrue and Misleading
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?