A Mayor’s Standing Committee that will help with the public consultation process required to develop final plans for a new Aldergrove Recreation Centre has been formed by Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese.
“Creating this centre is a priority for Council. It is a significant investment in Aldergrove that will benefit the entire community,” said Froese.
“We want to hear from the public, we want their input, and this committee will help ensure those voices are heard. It will champion the project through to its construction.”
Under his authority as mayor, and with the cooperation of all of Township Council, Mayor Froese appointed Councillors Charlie Fox, Bev Dornan, Steve Ferguson and Bob Long to the committee.
Four members of the public will also be appointed.
“I invite interested citizens to act soon and apply for the positions,” said committee chair Bob Long. “We plan on having several meetings over the next few months, and our primary objective is to host at least two open houses. These events will allow the public to comment and provide input on the two preferred options for the recreation complex that were approved by council in July on the former Aldergrove Elementary School site.”
The Aldergrove Recreation Centre will combine an ice arena with a combination indoor/outdoor pool, exercise equipment, and meeting rooms, and will potentially house the relocated Aldergrove Library.
“Not only will the new centre provide much needed recreation services, it will attract visitors from throughout the region,” said Froese. “This facility will help lead the way towards breathing new life into Aldergrove’s downtown core.”
Applications for the public positions on the committee will be accepted until Thursday, October 4. The first committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, with public open houses to begin later in October and through November.
To apply to serve on the Aldergrove Recreation Centre Standing Committee, email a letter and brief resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off at the Mayor’s Office at the Township’s Civic Facility.
Applications can also be mailed to: Legislative Services, Civic Facility, 20338 – 65 Avenue, Langley, B.C. V2Y 3J1