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
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
The 2018 Draft Annual Budget has been prepared by Cowichan Valley Regional District staff based on direction received by the Board. During October, November and December 2017 individual Committee and Commission meetings will take place where the budgets will be debated. Should any amendments be required after Committee or Commission meetings a schedule will be… Continue reading CVRD 2018 Draft Annual Budget
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 20 Sept 2017 Electoral Area Service Committee (EASC) the Saltair Water Advisory Committee Chairperson made a presentation to the EASC Directors requesting the following: “The Saltair Water Advisory Committee requests the Electoral Area Directors to direct the CVRD staff to prepare the documents for approval of the Electoral Area Service Committee Directors and… Continue reading Saltair Water Advisory Committee Update
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