Library open house set for July 6

Mayor Sharon Gaetz has acknowledged the choice of a Tyson Road site for the proposed new library on the southside.

  • Jun. 23, 2011 8:00 p.m.

A preferred site is in place and preliminary plans have been mapped out.

“Now we’re getting a new library.”

With that pronouncement Tuesday afternoon in council chambers, Mayor Sharon Gaetz acknowledged the choice of a Tyson Road site for the proposed new library on the southside.

“It’s something we’ve thought about and dreamt about for a long time,” she said.

“It’s grown from the idea of a boutique library into something more.”

The estimated price tag is about $3.8 million.

A working group comprising FVRL and city officials decided the new library should be located at 5718 Tyson Road, between Twin Rinks arena and Mt. Slesse Middle school.

The existing skate park will have to be relocated slightly to make room for the new facility.

Subject to rezoning approval, the city is planning construction of a new library at Twin Rinks, featuring a building that measures almost 10,000 square feet.

“We kept coming back to this location,” said Coun. Ken Huttema about the working group that chose the proposed site. “It will be a great addition to the area.”

Project costs are covered under the city’s 2012 budget, and financing will not be required.

An open house for the Southside library is set for July 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Fraser Room at Twin Rinks.

Just Posted

Mixed bag of weather ahead for Chilliwack

Week starts off with rain before clearing for sunnier days midweek

Watercolours by late Chilliwack artist to be unveiled at Yarrow Library

The public is invited to a special unveiling of three of Heinz Klassen’s watercolour paintings

Yarrow Library one of the stops on Cubetto’s grand tour

FVRL’s friendly wooden robot, Cubetto, travels throughout Fraser Valley to teach programming basics

No home for Agassiz Community Garden on school district land

The garden is still homeless after SD78 said no to the society using the McCaffrey School property

Chilliwack PEO: ‘We who are sisters’

International oganization celebrating 150 years of service

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

Police say ‘no major incidents’ at 4/20, Vancouver Park Board assessing

The first smoke-out held since legalization saw 60,000 people at Vancouver’s Sunset Beach

VIDEO: Langley firefighters spend hours battling blaze in vacant home

Cause of the late-night fire in Willoughby is still under investigation

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

RCMP looking for witnesses to four-vehicle crash in Burnaby

Police suspect impaired driving was a contributing factor

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Most Read