Referendum Highlights Council Meeting
Prince George, B.C.- This evening, .Mayor and council for the City of Prince George will be looking at a couple more pieces that need to be in place before the referendum on October 28th.
In order for the City to have maximum opportunity to speak with residents about the two projects (replacing the Four Seasons Pool and Fire Hall #1)prior to the vote in late October, the annual “Talktober” sessions, where Mayor, members of Council and staff meet with local residents in various neighbourhoods throughout the month, will be moved up to include dates in September. So, call it “September-eferendum”.
Council will also be asked to receive more details on the locations for the actual vote. Advance voting is already set for:
Wednesday Oct. 18 @ City Hall and UNBC
Thursday Oct. 19th @ City Hall and
Tuesday Oct. 24th @ City Hall.
On voting day, October 28th, the plan calls for voting stations at:
- John McInnis Centre
- DP Todd Secondary School
- Kelly Road Secondary School
- Edgewood Elementary School
- Malaspina Elementary School
- Ron Brent Elementary School
- Vanway Elementary School
- Blackburn Elementary School
There will be two question on the ballot. Voters can choose to support or reject each project .
The Four Seasons Pool project is projected to cost $35 million dollars, the replacement of the Fire Hall is projected to cost $15 million.
In addition to the $50 million that would need to be borrowed for the two projects, the City has said it will need to spend $6 million to purchase the site for the pool, prepare that site, and demolish the old fire hall and pool building.