FILE — The Castlegar and District Community Complex’s arena. (File photo)

Recreation Commission launches Castlegar Complex survey

The invitation contains instructions for accessing an online survey.

Households in Castlegar, Area I and Area J will receive a mailed invitation to participate in an online survey regarding the future of the Castlegar & District Community Complex this week.

The invitation contains instructions for accessing an online survey asking whether or not residents would support Option B enhancements to the Complex in a referendum. Each invitation will include a unique access code that can be used only once.

Option B includes necessary improvements to arena storage and change rooms, a social hub/lobby and office expansion, a fitness area expansion, a new leisure pool, a second sheet of ice at the Complex, plus team rooms and a lobby extension.

The estimated building cost for Option B is $32,370,000.

If the Castlegar & District Recreation Commission (CDRC) needs to borrow the full amount and does not receive any grants, the maximum impact on a $100,000 home would be $75.10 annually over a 25-year term and the maximum impact on a $300,000 home would be $225.30 annually.

But the CDRC plans to pursue grants from government sources, the Columbia Basin Trust and other sources of funding.

Findings from the survey will be used by the CDRC to determine the approach for a potential referendum about enhancements to the Complex.

“We have received valuable insight from people who have participated in the ‘Build Your Own Activity Hub’ consultations, but we still need further direction before moving on to the next phase,” Lawrence Chernoff, chair of the CDRC, said in a press release. “I urge all households to complete the survey. Your feedback will guide us in making the decision about whether or not we move forward with a referendum.”

The survey can be accessed at myactivityhub.ca.

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