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View - Columbia Shuswap Regional District
5.2
CSRD
BOARD REPORT
TO:
Chair and Directors
File No:
185031
FROM:
Jodi Pierce
Manager of Financial Services
Date:
Sep 4,2015
SUBJECT:
Revelstoke/Area B EOF Application - Revelstoke Snowmobile Society
RECOMMENDATION:
THAT:
With the concurrence of the City of Revelstoke and the Electoral Area B
Director, the Board approve funding from the Revelstoke and Area B
Economic Opportunity Fund to the Revelstoke Snowmobile Society in the
amount of $100,000 to assist the Society with the development of a
Snowmobile Welcome Centre.
APPROVED for Board Consideration:
Meeting Date: September 4, 2015
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Charles Hamilton, CAO
SHORT SUMMARY:
Information relating to this EOF request is attached and is supported by the Electoral Area B Director.
The Snowmobile Welcome Centre will include a reception area, offices, washrooms, a bo^rd room
and a storage space for trail grooming equipment. The welcome centre will also provide environmental
information to snowmobilers and tourists in general. Displays will include snowmobile safety
promotions, avalanche awareness, current trail conditions, weather bulletins and stewardship
measures in place to protect and preserve the mountain caribou populations and habitat.
The City of Revelstoke has allocated $160,000 from the Tourism Infrastructure Program, the Columbia
Basin Trust has committed $100,000 and the Society has committed approximately $40,000 towards
this project. All required permissions from the Province have been obtained to construct the facility.
The Club maintains a large membership with many active volunteers working diligently to provide a
world class snowmobile experience in Revelstoke.
VOTING: Unweighted Corporate
Weighted Corporate
Stakeholder
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(Weighted)
POLICY:
This request meets the criteria for support in relation to CSRD Policy F-29, BC Hydro Payments -inLieu of Taxes funding assistance to stimulate economic development within the Revelstoke/Area B
area.
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BOARD REPORT
Revelstoke/Area B Economic Opportunity Funds
September 4,2015
FINANCIAL:
The balance of the Revelstoke/Area B EOF (less commitments) as at August 31, 2015 is $760,000.
There are additional commitments in future years that will be funded through additional PILT
distributions.
IMPLEMENTATION:
Upon Board and City of Revelstoke approval, EOF funds will be made available as required to the
Revelstoke Snowmobile Society.
LIST NAME OF REPORT(S) / DOCUMENT(S):
1. Revelstoke Snowmobile Society - Grant
request for Snowmobile Welcome Centre
Available from
Attached to Report:
Staff:
BOARD'S OPTIONS:
1. Endorse Recommendation
2. Any other action deemed appropriate by the Board
COMMUNICATIONS:
The Revelstoke Snowmobile Society and the City of Revelstoke will be advised of the Board's
decision.
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Jodi Pierce
From:
Alan Mason <[email protected]>
Sent:
To:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:45 AM
Jodi Pierce
Cc:
Director Parker; Mark McKee
Subject:
EOF request
Attachments:
Project summary.doc
Hi Jodi! The Revelstoke Snowmobile Society is requesting $100,000 from the Economic
Opportunity Fund as a contribution to the development of a Snowmobile Welcome Centre on
Westside Road in Revelstoke. The Society has been planning this facility for several years, and
has already obtained funds from the Revelstoke Tourism Infrastructure Fund ($160,000) and
the Columbia Basin Trust ($100,000). The Society will be contributing approximately $40/000
of their own funds toward the facility. A project description is attached.
Snowmobiling is a major contributor to the Revelstoke area economy. Many thousands of
tourist visit Revelstoke each year to snowmobile, and a survey we undertook in 2012-13
indicated that the value of snowmobile tourism to the local economy was in the $8-10 million
range. The Centre will help the Society to improve the snowmobile product in Revelstoke and
we believe fits the criteria for the EOF. Area B Director Loni Parker has indicted she is in
support of the project.
We would like confirmation from you that the project meets the criteria for the EOF. If you
are satisfied that the project meets the criteria/ Director Parker and Mayor McKee have
requested that the request be included on the agenda for the September CSRD Board
meeting. Once we hear back from you, we are hoping to take the request to the Revelstoke
City Council meeting on September 8th.
Also, can you please forward the most recent GL for the Area B EOF.
Thanks.
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a. Project Description:
Construct a new 4,000 sq.ft. Snowmobile Welcome Centre at the trailhead on Westside Road,
including a storage space for trail grooming equipment. One half of the building - 25' x 80', will
house the Welcome Centre that will include a reception area, two offices, washrooms,
boardroom and access to mezzanine. The other half of the building - 25' x 80' will serve as
groomer storage and maintenance area with 20' x 18' overhead access doors at each end.
Building specifications are attached.
b. Describe your project goal and what issue/priority will this project address in the
community?
Snowmobiling in Revelstoke is a major winter tourism attraction contributing to the economic
sustainability of the community. The goal of the project is to attract new snowmobiler user
groups and increase visitors to Boulder Mountain by 10% and an equivalent increase in retail
sales, accommodation, food and beverage revenues from the tourism sector.
The welcome centre will also provide environmental information to snowmobilers as well as
tourists in general. Displays will include snowmobile safety promotions, avalanche awareness,
current trail conditions, weather bulletins and stewardship measures in place to protect and
preserve our mountain caribou populations and habitat.
The attached storage unit will provide a much needed dry shop to maintain and store trail
grooming equipment.
c. Describe the awareness and involvement of the community in your project.
The City ofRevelstoke has allocated $160,000 from the Tourism Infrastructure Program. All
required permissions from the Province have been obtained to construct the facility. The Club
maintains a large membership with many active volunteers working diligently to provide a world
class snowmobile experience in Revelstoke.
d. Describe why your organization is best suited to deliver this project.
The Club has successfully completed the replacement of Boulder Cabin (2010) and renovation of
Frisby Cabin (2012). The club maintains 80 kms of groomed snowmobile trails on Boulder
Mountain and Frisby Ridge. Projects are delivered on time and on budget. The community and
volunteers donate a lot of time and resources for projects.
Community Development Program Application - June 2013 Page 1 of 1
City of Revelstoke
P.O. Box 170, Revelstoke, British Columbia VOE 2S0
revelstoke.ca
September 9,2015
Charles Hamilton
Chief Adm inistrative Officer
Columbia Shuswap Regional District
Box 978
V1E 4P1
SALMON ARM,
BC
Em ai I : cham i [email protected]
Dear Mr. Hamilton
Re:
Gity of Revelstoke
- Economic
Opportunity Fund Application
During the Regular Council Meeting held September 81h,2015 Revelstoke City Council
passed the following resolution to support the applications to the Columbia Shuswap
Regional District Economic Opportunity Fund as follows:
'THAT Council advise the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board (CSRD)
that it supports the Revelstoke Snowmobile Society's application for funding in
the amount $100,000 from the Economic Opportunity Fund for the development
of a Welcoming Centre facility on Westside Road and respectfully requests
CSRD Board endorsement of this request."
Should you have any questions please contact Alan Mason, Director of Community
Economic Development, at 250-837 -5345.
Sincerely,
Cindy Floyd
Ad m inistrative
Assistant
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