For the past few months, Saltair News and Views has been asking, “Should Saltair citizens have a vote (a referendum) about spending Saltair property tax and grant money on renovating the Saltair Community Centre?” We received 63 responses. 81% (51 responders) said, “Yes.” 11% (11 respondents) said, “No.” This was the second poll we took… Continue reading Poll Results
On November 29, 2017, all the CVRD directors who attended a CVRD Board Meeting, except Director Iannidinardo, approved spending another $300,000 of Saltair tax and grant money on the old school building. $130,000 of this money will come from our share of the Community Works Gas Tax, $33,000 will come from our Operating Reserves and… Continue reading Hazardous Materials in the SCC Building
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
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
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
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?
Hi Lynne, The current plan is to have the report ready for the Aug 16 EASC meeting. Austin From: N. Smith [mailto:email@example.com] 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