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Referendum set for Riondel Community Center

The RDCK has formally signed off on November’s referendum on the east shore of Kootenay Lake.

That will ask homeowners if they approve the borrowing of up to $1.2 million to renovate the Riondel Community Center.

Rural Director Garry Jackman says many of the smaller rooms of the old school aren’t used and it makes sense for them to remove part of the building while fixing up the rest.

Jackman says it’s an important community asset that needs to be given another 50 years of life.

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At a recent public meeting he says there was over 70% consensus to move forward with the project.

Homeowners will know the tax and future maintenance cost implications in the coming months.

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