Don Bodger, Editor of the Chemainus Valley Courier, attended our September 24, 2017 community meeting about spending Saltair grant and tax money on restoring the Saltair Community Centre building. You can read his news story about the event at http://www.chemainusvalleycourier.ca/home/saltair-residents-lay-out-the-groundwork-for-a-referendum-on-community-centre/
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
Saltair Water Advisory Committee 26 Aug 2017 Saltair Water Distribution System Upgrades on South Oyster School Rd and future 2017 Upgrades The contract to upgrade the watermain on South Oyster School Road from Seavista to Bazan road is in the final stages with just some landscaping and driveway work to be completed. The winning bid… Continue reading Saltair Water System 2017 Upgrades
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?
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
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