At their meeting last night City Council advised the community that after much discussion a decision has been reached to continue to move forward with the construction of a new aqua centre. They passed a resolution to continue to work with the firm of Ernst Hansch Construction Limited for the design of a new aqua centre facility and that the City fully support and engage with the Pool Fundraising Committee and the community at large to work towards the completion of a welcoming and accessible facility that will encourage participation, enhance community connectivity and physical and mental well-being. The new pool will be built at the location of the previous pool with cost just over 17 million dollars. Further planning on construction and any design changes from those presented at a past public meeting will take place when Council meets with the firm next week.
Still with water council passed on final reading a bylaw to establish monthly rates to be charged for water supplied and sewage services to all properties abutting or serviced by water and sewer in the City. All unmetered services, metered services and water delivery will experience no increase this year but will save $5.06 due to the elimination of a deficit reduction rider for a previous utilities deficit that has been paid off.