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Presentation to Committee of the Whole on Community Safety Building Feasibility Study

Sidney, B.C.; At the February 2nd Committee of the Whole Meeting, Sidney Town Council will be presented with background information and a feasibility study for a proposed new Community Safety Building that would replace the Town’s Fire Hall located at 9837 Third Street. Presentations will be given in the Town Hall Council Chambers beginning at 6:00 pm where Council will hear from Fire Chief, Brett Mikkelsen and Bradley Shuya Architect Inc. The presentation to Committee of the Whole will include a presentation on the findings of a feasibility study conducted by Bradley Shuya Architect Inc. as well as background information and rationale for why a new Fire Hall may be deemed necessary.

Mayor Steve Price states, “This is really a first opportunity for the newly elected Council to review the details and background surrounding this important project. It’s also a great opportunity for residents to learn firsthand the rationale for why a new facility is being considered along with some of the challenges associated with determining the most appropriate site.”

It is intended that the proposed new facility would be a Community Safety Building that would house the Fire Department, while also potentially accommodating the Town’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC), facilities for the Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization (PEMO), class rooms / meeting rooms for public safety education sessions, as well as provisions for a 3 bay ambulance station annex, and an RCMP school liaison officer. 

The Committee of the Whole meeting is open to the public. Following the presentation to Council on February 2nd, background information and reports regarding the proposed Community Safety Building project will be available for the public to review on the Town of Sidney’s website: www.sidney.ca.