Aquatic centre FAQ

The Princeton and District Aquatic Centre Referendum Committee welcomes you to review information you need to make your personal decision regarding the Aquatic Centre referendum taking place on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Information packages will be mailed to all Princeton and Area H land owners and residents very soon.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) package contains a variety of information that the public have made inquiries about since the announcement of the Princeton and District Aquatic Centre Referendum. These questions and answers include how to vote, aquatic centre costs, the proposed aquatic centre plan, parcel taxes, capital and operational cost breakdown.

The FAQ answers questions and contains facts from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the professional consultants from PERC who have 35+ years of experience in this field. Revisions to the FAQ have been made in response to questions being asked of the RDOS, Town of Princeton and/or Aquatic Centre Referendum Committee.

The Committee recognizes that cost is a contributing factor to deciding for yourself, family and community whether you will vote yes or no to the Aquatic Centre Referendum By-laws on September 24, 2011.

The annual parcel tax per residential or business property will not exceed $361.00 per year. Please consider that the Provincial Government has mandated that we show all the expenses without revenue and that the parcel tax of $361.00 is the worst case scenario figure. After consulting with professionals, and a variety of towns and municipalities who operate Aquatic Centres; the Princeton and District Aquatic Centre Committee believes the “most likely” parcel tax will be $301.00 or less per year once the Aquatic Centre is in full operation.

Included in the information package will be the referendum question, voting guidelines, and dates to vote. For further information regarding the bylaws or the voting process, please contact the Regional District Office toll free at 1-877-610-3737 or e-mail

The Princeton and District Aquatic Centre Referendum Committee will be hosting additional open houses in both Area H and Princeton over the next month. We welcome invitations from community groups and organizations to attend meetings or organize an open house in your area.

For further information please contact the Princeton and District Aquatic Centre Referendum Committee at or call 250-295-7222.

Princeton and District Aquatic Centre Referendum Committee

Chair- Tanya Ter Kers – Health Professional/ Princeton Resident

Charles Weber- RDOS Resident

John Akerley – RDOS Resident

Suzanne Holland – Swim Club/ RDOS Resident

Judy Short – Princeton Resident

Kevin Sill-Princeton Resident

Sgt. Dave Clare – RCMP/Princeton Resident

Gordon Comeau-School District#58/Princeton Resident

Dierra Maynard-Business/ RDOS Resident

Scott Musgrove-Youth Advocate/ RDOS Resident

Dr. Eva- Health Professional/ Princeton Resident

Kirk McConnell- School/ RDOS Residents

Dr. Barry Cook- Health Professional- Area H Resident

Staff Support:

Carol Mack-Outdoor Pool Supervisor/ Princeton Resident

Nadine McEwen-Recreation Coordinator/ RDOS Resident

Lyle Thomas-Recreation Director/ RDOS Resident


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