The Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre pool facilities need upgrades. The scope of the proposed project includes retention of the existing 25-metre pool, replacement of the tile around the pool, demolition of the existing leisure pool, hot tub, and saunas, construction of a new leisure pool, whirlpool, and saunas, and renovated family change rooms. The project’s cost estimate is approximately $20 million. It is necessary to gain public approval via referendum to borrow the funds necessary for the work to be done.
A referendum voting day of Saturday, June 19 has been selected for eligible voters to register their support for borrowing money ($20 million) to finance the project. If the referendum question succeeds and the project moves forward, tax rates on properties within the service boundary will increase by roughly $45 per $100,000, beginning with the 2022 tax year.
The next public information session will take place via Facebook Live video stream on May 5, 2021 at 7pm. Participants are encouraged to submit questions ahead of the event. Messenger and email will also be monitored during the information session.
To reduce duplication of information, questions of a similar theme may be grouped together as a single request. All questions regarding the pool upgrade will be answered in turn.