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View Royal information session leads to fire hall referendum

A public information session on the proposed new fire hall will be held by the Town of View Royal  tonight (Nov. 14).

A referendum on the town’s borrowing of up to $5.4 million to pay for the construction of the public safety building is being held Saturday, Nov. 24 at View Royal elementary school, 218 Helmcken Rd.

The question on the referendum ballot will read “Are you in favour of Public Safety Building Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 839, 2012, which, if adopted, would authorize the Town of View Royal to borrow up to $5.49 million towards the construction of a new public safety building?”

The cost of repaying the loan is estimated to cost $85 per year for an average property, over 20 years.

A loan of up to $7.9 million was rejected by residents through the Alternative Approval Process in July, forcing a referendum.

Since then the town has reduced the amount of the loan by shaving $500,000 off the project, borrowing $1 million internally and using a further $1 million from contributions from new developments or other sources. The total cost of the building is estimated to be about $7.37 million, which includes just over $1.5 million for site developments, a $266,000 reserve and just over $520,000 for planning and design.

Advance voting begins today (Nov. 14) and Wednesday, Nov. 21 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the View Royal Town Hall, 45 View Royal Ave.

Resident electors will be required to provide two pieces of identification to vote.

The public information session will be at 6:30 p.m. at Shoreline Community school, 2750 Shoreline Dr.

 

View Royal Fire Rescue has made a video explaining the project. To view it and for more information go to viewroyalfire.ca.

 

 

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