Parksville council to discuss next steps in aquatic and recreation centre project

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Council will meet to discuss potential sites, budget and timelines for the proposed Parksville Aquatic and Recreation Centre at an upcoming committee of the whole meeting. 

During the Feb. 16 meeting, council will also consider if planning should proceed now, be suspended for a period, or cancelled and removed from the work plan, according to a media release from the city.

A committee of the whole meeting provides a less formal opportunity for council to consider and discuss options for the project.

Residents can get involved by submitting questions and comments via email — this feedback will form part of the official record and should be submitted by 4 p.m. on Feb. 15.

They can also provide comments, share ideas and ask questions on the Let’s Talk Parksville public engagement website. 

The role of the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) and other levels of government and future public engagement will also be up for discussion.

As per provincial health officer restrictions, a maximum of 40 people may attend the meeting in-person, with 10 spaces reserved for council and support staff.

For everyone’s safety, the city has implemented following protocols:

  • Please avoid attending in-person unless fully vaccinated;
  • Appropriately worn face coverings/masks are mandatory at all times while in the building;
  • You must remain seated when in attendance
  • Stay home if sick or not feeling well.

The meeting will be streamed live from the city’s website and archived.

In December, council directed staff to arrange the committee of the whole before adding funds to the 2022 budget.

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