Upcoming Public Hearing!

I’m excited to help get the word out about an upcoming public meeting that will be held on the potential uses of the Old Powell River Gold Course lands.

The meeting will be taking place on Sunday, October 1 at 1:15pm at the Powell River Public Library in the First Credit Union Community Room.

Residents of Powell River have organized the first of a series of public meetings to provide an opportunity for our Mayor, councilors, city staff and representatives of PRSC Limited Partnership to discuss the old golf club lands. These discussions will include:

  • A description of the lands, including existing covenants and uses (e.g. trails).
  • Options for the use of these lands.
  • Which options are consistent with the Sustainability Charter for the Powell River Region and the Powell River Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP).
  • The economic benefit that the City has derived to date, from the sale of PRSC Limited Partnership lands.

The old golf club lands are held by PRSC Limited Partnership. PRSC is owned 50% by Powell River Waterfront Development Corporation (PRWDC), which is owned 100% by the City of Powell River and 50% by Tees’kwat Land Holdings Ltd (TLH), which is owned 100% by Sliammon Development Corporation.

Confirmed attendees as of September 23 include: Nicholas Simons, Maggie Hathaway, Karen Skadsheim and Rob Southcott.

Invitations have been extended to: Councilors Jim Palm, Russell Brewer, CaroleAnn Leishman and Mayor Dave Formosa. PRWDC board, Wayne Brewer, Ann Nelson, Kevin Sigouin, Guy Chartier; City of Powell River CAO Mac Fraser, Thomas Knight, Kathleen Day; PRSC Clint Williams and Scott Randolph.

We are pleased that our MLA, Nicholas Simons will join us to discuss how the province might assist Powell River in transforming these lands for the long term benefit of city residents.

I hope to see you there!

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