Mission moves forward on Seniors Centre Task Force

A final report is expected to be before council by April 2013

Council approved the terms of reference (TOR) for the Seniors’ Centre Task Force July 3, which will take the next year to search for a permanent home.

Among the key components of the plan are deciding upon the design criteria (i.e. a stand-alone structure or joint-use facility), preferred management model, and programming needs of the centre, which could affect the facility’s location, design and the size.

Though no cost estimates have yet been provided, all those factors will determine the price.

“Obviously, one can go straight ahead and choose the Rolls-Royce,” said Coun. Jenny Stevens, but added the purpose of the task force will be to come back with cost estimates and recommendations.

Stevens was surprised the TOR seemingly promotes Pleasant View as a preferred site before the task force begins, and said all options need to be explored.

“I fully support the Seniors’ Centre, but how that looks I’m not sure yet and I’ll be looking forward to the task force,” said Coun. Tony Luck, who added Mission will need to “manage expectations.”

The task force will have three representatives from the Mission Seniors’ Centre Association, two members of municipal council, one each from the Old Age Pensioners, Mission Association for Seniors’ Housing, and Mission Community Services, the district’s director of Parks, Recreation and Culture (Maureen Sinclair), the district’s director of planning (Sharon Fletcher), and up to two community members at council’s discretion.

Monthly task force meetings will be public, and the minutes will be forwarded to regular council meetings.

The task force study report is expected back to council by April 2013.

Just Posted

Police investigate sexual assault of teen girl in Abbotsford

Incident occurred Wednesday night along Oriole Crescent

Bad behaviour to lead to expulsion at Abbotsford council

New rules lay out how a member can be booted from a meeting

More extreme weather beds needed in Mission

Council allocates another $5,000 to help keep people safe, warm and dry

Input sought for road works for Maple Ridge

Consultation on Haney Bypass upgrades

Trial begins for man charged with 2010 murder of Mandy Johnson

Langley single mom was fatally shot while in vehicle in Abbotsford

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here’s how

Secretary of homeland security explains a new policy that let’s border guards check phones

‘Beautiful writer’ Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

Montreal-born author spent most of her adult life in B.C. as a fiction writer and novelist

B.C. commuters vote to rename bus service to ‘Jeff’

The company asked and the people of Facebook answered

Students frustrated by UBCO response to harassment allegations

Students on the Kelowna campus were unaware of resources and worried about lack of communication

Sexsmith set to suit up for Giants

Vancouver signs ninth overall pick in 2017 WHL bantam draft

Women’s March Canada Fraser Valley slated for Saturday morning

It’s a march for women’s rights and social justice for the most marginalized

White Rock plans to effectively ban legal pot dispensaries

Opponent says the plan is inspired by ‘a real right-wing mentality’

Most Read