Mayor and Council wish to provide residents with some clarification regarding 2012 infrastructure planning. Council is aware of fiscal inaccuracies currently circulating and wishes to reassure residents that they are working on behalf of the Community in a fiscally responsible manner.
The current Council met solely regarding Infrastructure Planning across two meetings. Past Council also met to discuss the 2012 Infrastructure Plan. Council met to review the 2012 Infrastructure Plan and prioritize items in a responsible and plan filled manner.
Over the past three years, the Village of Lions Bay has completed a tremendous number of infrastructure upgrades, including the Ultra-Violet multi-barrier Water Upgrade to our two water intakes, the re-roofing and refurbish of the Sewer Treatment Plant, the replacement of 50 year old water lines in Lower Lions Bay, a water line replacement at Kelvin Grove, a new Septic System serving the Municipal Buildings, fixing a water line break at Harvey Creek, extensive Rock Scaling at both Magnesia and Harvey Creeks, one brand new and one almost new Fire Engine, placing a septic system at the Fire lecture theatre in Brunswick Pit, painting of the Municipal Buildings, extensive road repair in a number of key locations within the community, along with the Tennis Court upgrade and Landscaping and the completion of the Sea to Sky Highway Project and the Centennial Trail. This projects were timed well, were required either through aging, break down, Federal Water Legislation or the timing of the Sea to Sky Improvements in order to facilitate our OCP goal of a connecting pathway to Brunswick. Fortunately, the Village received many grants, funding and In-kind contributions during this period, for projects that were required.
In 2012, Council agreed to re-purpose the former Community Learning Grant to the Parent Advisory Committee at the Lions Bay School to facilitate a new basketball court, tennis practice board and four square are at the School, in non-school hours for all to use.
At this time the Council of the Village of Lions Bay, is focussing on Community Centre Renewal infrastructure in a well-planned manner. During this process, engineering reports have been commissioned which have identified areas to be addressed. Council is undertaking careful and responsible consideration, at the same time as giving serious consideration to the wisdom of completing both Phase 1 and Phase 2 at the same time, with a review of the advantages and continuing with fiscal responsibility.
Council would like to reassure residents that it is acting in a highly responsible manner, employing a high degree of fiscal responsibility in all its decisions and will not move forward without total transparency. With that in mind, Council also ask that each resident come out to future Town Hall and other public information meetings to hear the plans and progress and voice support and/or concerns.
Mayor Brenda Broughton and Council
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