Communicating the results of research done by the Community Fire Hall Advisory Select Committee (ASC) has always been a priority for this group of dedicated volunteers and the Town of Creston. Recently, that communications priority has taken a step forward.
Today, Creston citizens interested in finding out more about the upcoming borrowing Referendum, the ASC, and the proposed fire hall have access to two updated web pages at www.creston.ca, with comprehensive libraries of reviews, reports and other resources.
The Fire Hall Advisory Select Committee webpage contains updates describing the findings and minutes of each Committee meeting, plus a video from FireWise Consulting Ltd.’s Ernie Polsom that outlines the ASC’s recommendations regarding the size, cost, and content of a potential fire hall.
The 2018 Referendum for Borrowing webpage features infographics plus an updated Q&A through which Creston residents pose their questions about the fire hall project. These Q&As are also published each week in the Creston Valley Advance newspaper.
“We’ve reorganized these two collections of information in readable, easy-to-navigate formats that explain the processes of the borrowing Referendum and the ASC’s recommendations,” said Town of Creston Interim CAO Mike Moore.
“The Q&As – which we’ve dubbed Today’s Fire Hall Project Question – have been developed from questions and comments that we have heard throughout this process which in turn, have provided us with a strong sense of citizen concerns and priorities.”
Moore adds the ASC will also host a booth at the August 25 Creston Farmers’ Market and at the upcoming Creston Valley Fall Fair, September 7 and 8. “Anyone with questions about the fire hall is invited to speak with our volunteers and staff at either venue.”
The ASC comprises a group of dedicated community volunteers, technical experts, and elected officials tasked with helping the Town identify, communicate and consult on potential options, recommendations and action items to address the deficiencies of the existing Fire Hall and meet the province’s legislative/regulatory requirements and industry standards.