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CVRD Directors Deny Saltair Petition

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

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628 Saltairians Sign Petition

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

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Saltair Community Centre Building Condition Assessment Reports

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

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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?

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Saltair Community Centre Facility Condition Assessment Response from CVRD Austin Tokarek 18 Jul 2017

Hi Lynne, The current plan is to have the report ready for the Aug 16 EASC meeting. Austin From: N. Smith [mailto:4smithnl@telus.net] Sent: July-10-17 8:18 PM To: Austin Tokarek <ATokarek@cvrd.bc.ca> Subject: RFP No. ES-017-17 - Saltair Community Centre Facility Condition Assessment Good day Austin, RE: RFP No. ES-017-17 - Saltair Community Centre Facility Condition Assessment… Continue reading Saltair Community Centre Facility Condition Assessment Response from CVRD Austin Tokarek 18 Jul 2017

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Comprehensive Building Assessment Finally Starts

Almost three years after the CVRD bought the old Mt. Breton Elementary School, a contract has been awarded to McCuaig and Associates Engineering Limited, http://www.mccuaig.net/BuildingAssessments.php , to undertake conditional assessment work on what is now the Saltair Community Centre building for a contract value of $16,400 (excluding taxes). There are provisions for additional work as… Continue reading Comprehensive Building Assessment Finally Starts

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Controversial Reflections

Earlier this month, SDRA President John Silins resigned.  In a memorandum, which can be found at http://www.sunnysaltair.ca/community-update/sdra-president-john-silins-retirement-reflections/,  He reflected on his eight years as an SDRA director and four years as president. In part, Silins commented on the CVRD’s decision to purchase the old, Mount Breton Elementary School and grounds.  He said, “Soon after the… Continue reading Controversial Reflections