Referendum date set for proposed South Cariboo Rec Centre expansion

By Greg Fry
April 16, 2018 - 3:34pm

100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. — Residents in the 100 Mile House area should circle June 9, 2018 on their calendars.

That's the date the Cariboo Regional District has scheduled a referendum for the proposed expansion of the South Cariboo Recreation Centre.

The CRD board endorsed the recommendation of the South Cariboo Joint Committee and approved the necessary administrative details to conduct the referendum. 

The CRD expects the provincial government to approve the referendum date soon and notes more details will be shared about the referendum in the coming weeks.

The decision to go to a referendum follows a public consultation process that began in January.

The design includes a turf field, elevated walking track and a hard-court gymnasium. Last November, CRD Chair Margo Wagner told CFJC Today the estimated cost of the project was $14.8 million.

Of the estimated $14.8 million cost, she said the district's plan was to borrow a maximum of $10 million, while the remaining $4.8 million would have to be raised through grants and corporate sponsorships.

Based on the plan, residents would see a residential tax rate increase of about $65 per $100,000 on the assessed value of land and improvements.

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