March 9, 2012 · Updated 1:40 PM

City council awarded the contract for completion of a housing need and demand study for Williams Lake and the surrounding area to City Spaces Consulting Ltd. in the amount of $30,000.

The Cariboo Lodge Task Force recommended that the city complete a housing need and demand study to inform the work of the task force in making recommendations with respect to a plan for the use of the Cariboo Lodge site. The city has received $25,000 from Canadian Mortgage and Housing and the Real Estate Foundation to complete the study, and $10,000 is allocated in the city’s budget.

The process will be guided by the Cariboo Lodge Task Force in an advisory capacity.


Grade 4 students make recommendations to council


Council received a letter from the Grade 4 class at Chilcotin Road Elementary School thanking the mayor for her visit in January and offering suggestions for the city to pursue. These include increasing tourism, updating the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin, creating a dog park, and planting trees at the Stampede Grounds camping area. Council will send a letter of appreciation to the class.


Pool study contract awarded


Council awarded the contract for a swimming pool feasibility study to Professional Environmental Recreation Consultants Ltd. for the tendered price of $48,800.

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the existing swimming pool at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, evaluate the problems, and make recommendations and prepare estimates of construction cost to correct these problems. PERC has also been asked to provide an estimated cost to construct a new swimming pool.