District 69 Swimming Pool Service Establishment Bylaw No. 899, 1993 (Bylaw #899) is under review and the project is now entering the community engagement phase. Bylaw #899 gives the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) the authority to operate Ravensong Aquatic Centre in Qualicum Beach and recover the operating and capital item costs related to the facility. The funding model in Bylaw #899 was reviewed by the RDN Board and the District 69 Swimming Pool Service Select Committee. As a result of the review, the RDN Board is proposing two changes to Bylaw #899 as follows:
- Change the cost recovery funding model to one-third assessment, one-third usage and one-third population-based from its current funding model of one-half usage and one-half assessment.
- Add Electoral Area E (Nanoose Bay) as a participating area.