Museum now in a better financial position

With the backing of Mayor Janet Evans and Juan de Fuca Area Director Mike Hicks, the Sooke Region Museum is now looking at a brighter financial picture.

Janet Evans

With the backing of Mayor Janet Evans and Juan de Fuca Area Director Mike Hicks, the Sooke Region Museum is now looking at a brighter financial picture.

“Mayor Evans and I decided to put the mechanism in place if an increase in funding was needed,” said Mike Hicks, area director for the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area.

At the regular Capital Regional District Board meeting on January 12, an amendment was passed which will increase the requisition for the museum.

Two years ago a referendum was held authorizing a operating fund for the museum but inflation factors were not taken into account.

A report states that the exisiting bylaws provide no flexibility to absorb the inflationary pressures of operating the Sooke Region Museum. The proposed bylaws provide for a maximum requisition of the greater of an annual fixed amount of $78,650 (an approx. five per cent increase) or a variable amount that is based on a tax rate of 0.26 applied to the property values in the service area.

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