The roof of the Lighthouse Community Centre is 20 years old and needs to be replaced. — LCCS photo

Lighthouse Community Hall to get new $40K roof

Regional district approves 2019 CWF projects

The roof replacement on the Lighthouse Community Hall is one of several projects the Regional District of Nanaimo has approved for Community Works Fund this year.

The Lighthouse Community Centre Society, which manages and looks after the hall, has been scrambling to raise close to $40,000 to replace the 20-year-old roof, which has moss growth all over.

The work is going to get some financial help through the CWF.

Under the renewed Gas Tax Agreement between the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, and the 2014-2024 CWF agreement between the RDN and Union of BC Municipalties, as well as from the that took effect on April 1, 2014, local governments will receive annual transfers of funds to be applied on local priorities and to improve public infrastructure.

This RDN this year based on per capita amounts for the electoral area population, is expected to receive $1,744,404 before interest. Each electoral area is allocated funds based on population.

RELATED: Society seeks funds for Lighthouse centre roof project

Electoral Area H (Bowser, Qualicum Bay, Deep Bay) has projects totalling $352,264 this year that include the new roof for the Lighthouse Community Centre. It currently has CWF balance totaling $212,201 and this year will receive $167,100 to be spent on the Lighthouse Community Centre roof ($40,000); Tulnuxkw Lelum Bowser Cultural Learning Space ($8,615); Bowser Sewer Servicing Outfall Design and Service Establishment ($153,649); and Deep Bay Improvement District Critical Drinking Water Infrastructure ($150,000).

In other areas in District 69, Electoral Area E (Nanoose Bay) will receive $263,313 to add to its CWF balance of $937,175. It has budgets projects totalling $954,758 that include Nanoose Bay Water Quality/Quantity Monitoring Program ($31,000); Nanoose Bay Peninsula Water Service Pump Station ($778,758); Stone Lake Natural Playground ($50,000); EA E Jack Bagley Multi-Sport Site ($30,000); EA E Nanoose Road Park Upgrade ($5,000); and Nanoose Place Solar System and Landscaping ($60,000).

Electoral Area F (Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Whiskey Creek, Meadowood) has budgeted $1,378,962 for projects this year. It will received $326,113 to add to its CWF balance of $2,137,413 to cover projects that include Whiskey Creek Water System Upgrades ($393,962); Meadowood Community Rec Centre ($915,000); Melrose Place Water Reservoir Replacement ($60,000); and David Lundine Trail ($10,000).

Electroal Area G (French Creek, San Pareil, Little Qualicum) will be allocated $315,178 this year to add to its blanace of $2,094,125. It’s total budget for projects this year is $313,611 that include Little Qualicum Hall Capital Upgrades ($163,700); Water Service Areas Planning ($14,981); San Pareil Water Service expansion ($12,525); French Creek Water Well Head Upgrade ($25,000); San Pareil Water Service Meter/Well Capital projects ($37,404); EA G Surfside Water Reservoir Upgrade ($55,000); and French Creek Highway Bridge Street Lights ($5,000).

The use of Community Works Fund, allows for projects in electoral areas to be completed without having to introduce significant tax increases.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Just Posted

Celebration of life announced for Parksville man who died following reported hit and run

Investigation still underway following death of Spencer Alexander Moore

Halloween festivities abound in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

From aerial shows to trick or treating, there’s plenty of event options for all ages

Mushroom festival returns to Coombs

Displays, talks, mushroom identification and more

ELECTION 2019: NDP’s Gord Johns re-elected in Courtenay-Alberni

Conservative Byron Horner finishes second, with Green Party’s Sean Wood third

VIDEO: Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech options pose threat

World-renowned cardiologist believes the device is just a pair of ‘rubber tubes’

85-year-old woman perishes in house fire in Cumberland Wednesday

Police and fire personnel were called to the scene of a fire… Continue reading

‘Cartoony’ mushrooms popping up across Vancouver Island are highly poisonous

Fly Agaric mushrooms can cause hallucinations, gastrointestinal pain and death

Beers on the job, smacking crotches: 10 police misconduct probes in B.C.

Recent report by the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner highlights a number of investigations

Seizure of cannabis edibles, including mac-and-cheese, prompt warning from B.C. RCMP

Potato chips, cheesecake and candy infused with cannabis also seized back in August

B.C. parents sue city and province in 12-year-old daughter’s drowning at lake

Beverly Park drowned at Rotary Lake in Dawson Creek in August 2016

Island mom warning others as suspicious powder found in mail

“I was very uneasy … it could be coffee whitener or it could be something else in the bag.”

VIDEO: Chill with polar bears through an Arctic live cam

Cam reopens just ahead of Polar Bear Week

Most Read