Central Cariboo pool survey results announced
Benchmark survey and second survey compared
Central Cariboo - A second survey of residents within the Central Cariboo recreation boundary shows a high level of awareness and support of the proposed project to renovate the Sam Ketcham Pool. The first survey was conducted in January of this year and served as a benchmark study for the project.
The current survey of 400 residents in the City of Williams Lake and portions of the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Electoral Areas D, E, and F found that 83 per cent of people indicated they were familiar with the proposed project to renovate the pool, including the replacement of the main pool tank and the addition of a three-lane leisure pool featuring a lazy river and waterslide. Sixty-nine per cent of respondents said they support major renovations to the pool.
The statistically valid surveys, conducted by Discovery Research found the following:
Thirty-five per cent of respondents were in the 19-39 age-group, 45 per cent were in the 40-65 age group, and 20 per cent were in the 66+ age group. Respondents were represented equally by gender.
To view the surveys, survey summaries and more information about the proposed Sam Ketcham Pool renovation and upgrade, visit us online at the following websites:
Cariboo Regional District – cariboord.bc.ca
City of Williams Lake – williamslake.ca
Cariboo Memorial Complex - activewilliamslake.com
A Facebook page dedicated to helping provide information to residents and an opportunity for residents to ask questions can be found at facebook.com/SamKetchamPool. A Twitter feed can also be found at @SKPReferendum. Leading up to the November 15 referendum, information will be distributed through various channels including the media, social media, the internet, the mail system and advertisements.
The referendum, which will be held on Nov. 15, 2014, will ask voters if they approve borrowing up to $10 million over 20 years. The remainder of the cost of the approximately $11.3 million project will need to be made up from grants, fundraising and capital reserves. Proceeding with the project would result in a taxation increase for Central Cariboo Recreation services of approximately $40/$100,000 of residential assessment, including operating costs of the expanded facility.
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