Please read below a summary of results gleaned from the Special CVRD Board Meeting held on April 27th, 2018.
All proposed Regional Recreation options were presented by RC Strategies consultant.
A long question and public input period ensued that lasted until 1:30 pm. Kahina Morisset and Lynne Smith spoke and advocated for Area G Saltair during the public Input session. Directors of the Board were unable to reach a consensus.
After a short lunch break the meeting reconvened and a resolution was reached. The Regional Recreation Select Committee was dissolved and Regional Recreation was removed as a referendum item from the October 20th Election Ballot.
CVRD staff will prepare a report for the board – ” Framework for a Sub-Regional Services Committee structure”.
CVRD will divide areas into 4 sub-regions, North, South, West and Central.
Saltair (Area G) will be part of the “North” committee and will be negotiating a new funding formula in support of Frank Jameson Centre with Area H – Director Mary Marcotte and Ladysmith – Mayor Aaron Stone. Saltair presently pays $40,000 towards FJCC , but will definitely be seeing an increase that could be phased in over several years.