Project Redirects Lease Costs and Building Reserve Funds Towards Debt Payment

The regional office building project provides several benefits to the community including redirecting expensive lease payments of $330,000 per year to a debt repayment and community asset. The location of this new facility will help revitalize the downtown core, provide space-sharing initiatives with the City of Courtenay, Village of Cumberland and School District 71.

By relocating the regional office out of the floodplain, those essential services residents require daily (water, sewer and garbage) will be able to continue in times of need. Corporate records, fleet vehicles and information technology infrastructure will no longer be threatened during flooding and storm events. Finally, a specifically designed post-disaster emergency operations centre (EOC) will provide emergency response to the public during emergency/disaster events.

Where are We Now

On August 29, 2017 the regional district board adopted the borrowing bylaw based on the Alternative Approval Process results. On April 24, 2018 the CVRD board approved moving forward with the tendering process to receive actual construction costs on the detailed design. The next step will be for the CVRD board to consider award of contact based on review of the tender results and full financial analysis. The tendering process is expected to be completed by July 2018. Be sure to check out our FAQ's to learn more about the project. 

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