Sandspit residents talking about infrastructure

  • Fri Feb 23rd, 2007 12:00pm
  • News

Sandspit residents are starting to talk about what kind of infrastructure they’d like to see built in their community over the next few years, and came up with a preliminary list of projects at a Moresby Island Management Committee meeting last month.
The wish list includes an assisted living facility to allow seniors to stay in the community, a spruced-up community hall with a heating system that works, a cemetery or memory wall, hiking trails, a seawall, and a child care facility.
Residents started thinking about infrastructure at the urging of Gwaii Trust representative Warren Foster, who said the Gwaii Trust will be giving out money for major infrastructure projects at some point in the next four years, and Sandspit should be organized and ready to apply for it. Money is also available from other sources, but the community needs to know what it wants.
At the Feb. 14 meeting, committee members and members of the public decided to further investigate the ideas on the preliminary list, and talk about them with other residents over the next few weeks.
The management committee will discuss infrastructure again at its next meeting March 14. After that, committee members said they plan to organize a half-day public brainstorming session to figure out which projects are most important to Sandspit residents.