Buildings, Comments, News, Taxes & Grants

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?

News, Taxes & Grants

Cobble Hill taxpayers concerned

For the first time ever, my wife and I have decided to defer payment of our property taxes under the approved Government scheme. It is more than interesting to note that the staff member who dealt with our application documents at the Duncan BC Services office said that there appears to have been a considerable… Continue reading Cobble Hill taxpayers concerned

Buildings, Comments, Linked to Reports, News, Taxes & Grants

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

News, Taxes & Grants, Water

Summary of the Saltair Water Advisory Committee May 4, 2017 Presentation

Thank you for attending our Saltair Water Advisory Committee (SWAC) Meeting. We gave you a lot of information, and we thought that you would like to see some of the points we raised once again.  Don’t forget to email us at saltairwater@gmail.com if you have any comments or questions for us. Please talk to your neighbours… Continue reading Summary of the Saltair Water Advisory Committee May 4, 2017 Presentation

News, Water

2017 Saltair Watermain Distribution Upgrade Update

Construction of the Saltair Water System Distribution Upgrade along South Oyster School Road, from Bazan Road to Seavista Road, is anticipated to start during the week of June 19, 2017.  The winning bid went to David Stalker Excavating Ltd. The work will consist of replacing all service connections to the property line of individual water… Continue reading 2017 Saltair Watermain Distribution Upgrade Update

Events, News

Meteor Shower & Eclipse

Delta Aquarids meteor shower 29 Jul 2017 Just a quick reminder that the Delta Aquarids meteor shower viewing will be taking place (July 29th) from 8PM-10:30PM. Solar Eclipse 21 Aug 2017 Max View in Nanaimo https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/canada/nanaimo Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:20 am Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse Nanaimo: Partial Solar Eclipse Begins: Mon, Aug… Continue reading Meteor Shower & Eclipse

Events, News, Taxes & Grants

The “Remember Where – In Saltair?” Quilt

On the 25 Jun 2017, I attended the open house display of the “Remember Where – In Saltair?” Quilt, which commemorates Canada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2017.  The amazing workmanship of many talented, quilting artisans made this quilt a historical gathering of Saltair locations and events on a lovely green background. It is a beautiful true… Continue reading The “Remember Where – In Saltair?” Quilt