The location is a done deal.
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson was reacting to a suggestion that that was one of the reasons the reverse alternative process to build a new public works building for 10 million dollars failed.
Simpson says that was decided a long time ago by the previous council that studied the issue.
He says there was a paper delivered to Council that showed if you go anywhere on the Highway 97 corridor in the Two Mile Flat area, your year over year costs for running public works will completely negate any savings you get from an existing facility.
Simpson says that’s why the previous Mayor chose to purchase the Sword Road property beside United Concrete rather than just simply take an option on the property pending public consultation.
Simpson says they will now likely go to referendum.
He says the question is what Council will have to decide, whether it’s to ask for permission to borrow the 10 million or to try and get the cost down and ask a different question.
Simpson says no one on Council was either disappointed or happy with the outcome of the reverse petition.
He says they learned a lot during public consultation about how they can make adjustments to this project and they will now move forward.