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2022 Ballot Question

2022 Ballot Question

In the 2022 Election, a non-binding question will be placed on the ballot asking “Should the Town spend the necessary funds, up to a maximum of $700,000, to refurbish the St. Andrew’s Lodge building?”.

The following provides a brief history of Council motions regarding the Former St. Andrew’s Park and Lodge:

  • In 2018 the property located at the historic location of St Andrew’s Lodge and Glen Cottages (at 3319 Island Highway West), was purchased by the Town in order to create a new waterfront park for the Town.
  • At the January 22, 2020, Committee of the Whole Meeting, the Concept Plan, based on public input, was discussed.
  • At the February 5, 2020, Regular Council Meeting:
    • Council adopted the Concept Plan.
    • Council directed staff to commission a feasibility study on the St. Andrew's Lodge Building.
  • At the June 24, 2020 Regular Council Meeting staff presented the “Feasibility Report for the Adaptive Use of St. Andrew’s Lodge Building” completed by Ingleton Construction Management. In this meeting the following motions were passed:
    • Council directed staff to solicit offers of the former St. Andrew's Lodge building for relocation, subject to the requirement that the historical integrity of the building will be protected.
    • Council directed staff to solicit offers from the public of the former St. Andrew's Lodge building for on-site uses.
    • Staff was directed to prepare a report including costs on the condition improvement analysis and cost summary for the St. Andrew's building, including ongoing maintenance costs.
  • At the October 28, 2020, Regular Council Meeting the following motions were released from the October 14, 2020, in-Camera meeting:
    • Council directed staff to inform the Qualicum Beach Community Education and Wellness Society that the Town will not be redirecting time and resources away from other strategic priorities at this time, and therefore will not be further collaborating on the development of a viable business plan and capital funding plan for the former St. Andrew's Lodge.
    • Council directed staff to move forward with the relocation or demolition of the former St. Andrew's Lodge building, with preference to proponents that will reuse the building or materials from the building no later than February 1, 2021.
    • Council instructed staff to work with the Qualicum Beach Historical Museum Society to create interpretive signage outlining the history of the St. Andrew's Lodge to be displayed on the property including inclusion of the four posts of where the lodge building was originally located.
  • At the November 6, 2020, Special Council Meeting the following motions were passed:
    • Council directed staff to immediately stop the demolition of the St. Andrew's Lodge.
    • Council directed staff to install signage immediately.
    • Council directed staff to support and work with Qualicum Community Education & Wellness Society (QCEWS) in establishing the St. Andrew’s Lodge Historical and Cultural Society to which the Town could lease the Lodge Building in a similar arrangement as exists with the The Old School House (TOSH) Arts Society, after the Lodge Building has been restored at no cost to the Town.
    • Council rescinded the previous motions regarding the St. Andrew's Lodge noted on the October 28, 2020 Regular Meeting of Council, subject to a legal opinion.
  • In 2021 the St. Andrew’s Lodge Historical and Cultural Society was formed and they entered into a lease with the Town for the use of the Lodge building.
  • At the August 10, 2022 Regular Council Meeting the following motions were adopted:
    • Council accepted reports from the St. Andrew’s Lodge Historical and Cultural Society as fulfillment of the conditions required to extend the initial 12-month lease term for an additional 48 months.
    • Council moved the motion “THAT the question “Should the Town spend the necessary funds, up to a maximum of $700,000, to refurbish the St. Andrew’s Lodge building?” be placed on the ballot.”

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