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)?
A letter from the CVRD about our water system is enclosed with its October 2017, Semi-annual Water Invoice (CVRD 171011). The letter explains Saltair must install a filtration system for its Stocking Lake, surface-water source or find another water source. Three options are described: (1) Upgrade the Saltair water treatment plant to include a filtration… Continue reading Our Next Water Issue
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 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
CVRD Staff Report "Total estimated investment over 10 years is $3,074,593, of which $737,436 is recommended to be invested immediately" The CVRD hired McCuaig Engineering & Associates to perform a Conditional Assessment on the Saltair Community Centre/Former Mt. Brenton School. Two reports were presented at the EASC 16 Aug 2017 meeting." Attachment A - Facility… Continue reading SCC Nightmare for Saltair Taxpayers?
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