PR Groundswell – Update!

Last November, members of PR Groundswell, were in attendance at the November 14 city committee of the whole meeting and voiced concerns about the treatment plant and the surrounding waterfront.

I had spoken to other members of the group and examined documentation provided by contracting engineers, and the consensus among our members is the proposed options are not good enough.

It appears as if they have taken a very traditional engineering approach to treating wastewater. They haven’t put it in the context of what makes sense for the long-term good of Powell River.

Read more in the Peak’s article here: http://www.prpeak.com/news/townsite-group-pushes-waterfront-discussion-1.23113851

And stay tuned for more updates on this important project!

A great gathering

Thank you to everyone who came out to the public meeting on October 1st to discuss the future of Townsite’s former golf course lands. We had over 100 people attend, and it was heartening to have such an engaged and interested crowd.

townsite-land

It was also great to have councillors Karen Skadsheim and Rob Southcott attend, as they were able to answer questions about the process city council took to finalize the location of Powell River’s consolidated wastewater treatment plant.

The Powell River Peak has written a great article about the event and the different topics discussed and addressed. You can read it here.

PR Groundswell will be holding its next meeting to discuss the future of the old golf course lands on October 21st at the Evergreen Theatre Recreation Complex at 3pm. Discussion items will include:

  • A description of the lands including existing covenants and uses (trails and waste treatment);
  • A slide show of the current inhabitants of these lands;
  • Answers to questions raised at the first meeting; and
  • Options for the use of these lands.

The City of Powell River and Sliammon Development Corporation each own 50% of the old golf course lands. PRSC Limited Partnership manages these lands on behalf of them.

Nicholas Simons, MLA for the Powell River Sunshine Coast and Mac Fraser, CAO of Powell River will be in attendance. Councillors, City Staff, PRSC Limited Partnership and Powell River Waterfront Development Corp have been invited.

In the interim, if you have any questions or have feedback on this issue, please feel free to get in touch. I would love to connect.

I hope to see you on the 21st!