Make use of the city’s 3.5 acres

The building of a new library for Campbell River could be fast tracked

Filed for publication with the Mirror

Dear Mayor and Council,

At the May 15, 2012 City Council Meeting  Adrian Mass, director of finance for the Vancouver Island Regional Library, informed mayor and council that the building of a new library for Campbell River could be fast tracked if the City could provide land for the facility.

At the June 26, 2012 City Council Meeting the Discovery Passage SeaLife Society requested public land for their new Aquarium.

We have publicly owned land in the 3.5 acres, just north of the ferry terminal, that would accommodate both buildings with green space left over.

The 3.5 acre site is located in the heart  of downtown, making it accessible to the community and tourists alike.

This land is zoned Public Assembly 1 for public use which is in keeping with the City’s Waterfront Acquisition Bylaw and our City Vision of keeping public waterfront access.

We request mayor and council take this opportunity to have these public facilities built on the 3.5 acre site with funding provided by the Vancouver Island Regional Library and the Discovery Passage SeaLife Society.

We request a response. Thank you.

Leona Adams,

Diana Kretz,

Marianne B. Hall,

Morgan Ostler,

Lynda Belter,

Pat Sewid,

Campbell River