Projected cost of View Royal fire hall seems fair

What have you built in life similar to qualify you to determine what a fire hall should cost?

To all the naysayers who insist the $8-million loan to build a new View Royal fire hall and $6 million in interest over 20 years is too expensive, just how much do you think building a fire hall should cost?

How much for the material and how much to pay the skilled electricians, masonries, plummers etc?

What have you built in life similar to qualify you to determine what a fire hall should cost?

Too bad you didn’t direct any of your energy into working out what the total $14 million would cost each of the 3,500 View Royal rate payers per year.

I did the math for you and it will only be $200 per house per year. It will even be less when you factor in that businesses in View Royal will be pitching in with their city taxes, and even less when you have to conclude that over 20 years View Royal will grow like all other municipalities, broadening the tax base.

You just see the $8 million and say “oh my gosh that’s a lot of money. Too much money.”

Andre Mollon

Langford

Just Posted

One year later, life is much different in Saanich for the Bui family

‘We still hear cars screeching at the intersection,’ says mom of Leila Bui

Man rescued from sinking boat off the coast of Sidney

Mayday call came into Coast Guard saying vessel had taken on water, BC Ferries dispatched to scene

Save-On-Foods fills up the pantry of Jeneece Place

Retailer stocks up kitchen of local facility for the fourth straight year

Four per cent of Canadian women report being sexually harassed in the workplace

One per cent of men report being sexually harassed in the workplace

Sailors reunited with family for Christmas in Victoria

HMCS Nanaimo and HMCS Edmonton return following a two-month deployment

Victoria Canadian Tire replaces toys stolen from Salvation Army

Children won’t have to go without toys this Christmas

Vancouver Island First Nation buys limited interest in Western Forest Products

Huu-ay-aht First Nations enters into partnership with logging firm

Construction on road to Tofino and Ucluelet takes a break for the holidays

“The road has been restored to two way traffic flow through the construction zone.”

Four per cent of Canadian women report being sexually harassed in the workplace

One per cent of men report being sexually harassed in the workplace

Stricter drunk driving laws to take effect across Canada today

It gives police officers the right to ask for a breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop

$1.1-billion Vancouver Island power plant replacement project officially complete

New Campbell River-area John Hart generating station replacing and upgrading 1947 facility

The prize was wrong: Man turns down trip to Manitoba

A New Hampshire man won the prize on “The Price is Right”, but turned it down because the taxes were too high

Publication ban on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school lifted

Reimer’s family had supported an application by Black Press to lift ban

B.C. securities regulator probes ‘most expansive’ alleged trading scheme in its history

Liht Cannabis Corp states it’s doing internal investigation, welcomes BC Securities Commission probe

Most Read