Council wants library in town core

New library won’t likely be going to the SEAPARC Leisure Complex, after council on Monday voted to keep the facility in the town core.

  • Mar. 14, 2017 3:00 p.m.

Sooke’s proposed new library won’t likely be going to the SEAPARC Leisure Complex, after council on Monday voted to keep the facility in the town core.

“It’s not fully up to us now. It’s up to the [SEAPARC] commission, too,” said Mayor Maja Tait on the 4-2 vote.

“They (SEAPARC) can still remain a host site, should it choose to.”

If SEAPARC chooses no during discussions at the end of this week, then the Vancouver Island Regional Library board will have to look at other options, many of which were presented previously.

As for where it should go, Tait is adamant the library’s place is still in the town core.

“I feel it needs to be in the town centre … even when the library board expressed interest a number of years ago, council insisted that it be in the town centre,” she said, adding that public feedback also indicated SEAPARC wasn’t a suitable location.

Coun. Kerrie Reay and SEAPARC chair Mike Hicks, both members of the library board, will make their comments at the VIRL board meeting on Saturday, with a decision expected early next week.


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