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Timeline Set for Sam Ketcham Pool Renovation

Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 3:50 AM

Williams Lake, B.C. – A timeline has been developed for the renovations to the Sam Ketcham pool in Williams Lake.

The renovations to the pool will take about two years to complete  with the  next step being finding the  consultants to develop detailed designs.

“This project is long overdue” says Central Cariboo Joint Committee Co-Chair, Director Joan Sorley “I am sure the end result will be an aquatic facility which will greatly improve recreation opportunities and could potentially encourage families to relocate to the Central Cariboo.

Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb,  who is  the other Co-Chair of the Committee, is pleased the project  is moving forward  “Although much of the work over the next year is behind the scenes, it is essential to ensuring we get the quality product that our community deserves.”

The Working Group  hopes to award service contracts for the  architectural design, development of the traffic flow and parking, and  project management services in April and May of this year with the  development of  the detailed design and construction drawings  expected to be completed by  November. Tender process for construction  would take place early in 2016 and  construction expected to start in April.

Construction  is expected to  be completed in October of 2017.

The Cariboo Regional District received  a 68% approval  in a referendum last fall to  borrow up to $10 million dollars for the upgrades. Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District  have applied  for  more  than $4.5 million in funding from other sources, but  won’t know  until  later  this year if those applications have been successful.




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